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If ideas and dreams are the "ships" here are some honest reasons a ship never arrives:
1. IT NEVER LEFT
You can't expect your ship to bring back your treasures if you haven't bothered to launch it to begin with. As long as it is still tethered to the dock, it has no chance of going out on an adventure and returning with whatever. If you want a ship to return...YOU HAVE TO SEND IT OFF.
2. IT'S OFF COURSE
If you don't have a plan about where you are headed, how long you will be there, what you want to see/do and when and how you will get back to shore, you will be floundering out in dangerous waters going in circles but never heading home to shore. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION AND BACK.
3. THE WRONG PEOPLE ARE STEERING IT
Ever have a great idea and by the time you entrust it to others, it doesn't even look like the plan you started with? Maybe you are stuck because your crew is not effective at bringing the ship in. Sometimes the only way you get things headed in the right direction are when...YOU LET GO OF WHAT(OR WHO) ISN'T WORKING.
4. YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME TO RETURN
Even wonderful trips must come to an end. If you believe you have saturated your efforts perhaps it's time to bring the ship in. Maybe the goods are not as spectacular as you hoped. You can always ship out again. But you are only wasting valuable resources if there's little value in continuing to stay out at sea. If the suntan lotion has worn off, your're tired of looking at water on all sides and you have had your fill of days at sea...TURN AROUND AND HEAD BACK FOR A CHANGE
5.YOU HAVE SHIP MALFUNCTIONS
Sometimes the ship is stuck somewhere literally between a rock and a hard place. Maybe the accounts receivables need reigned in, maybe it's top heavy with too many irons in the fire, maybe there's a mutiny among the working crew, maybe there's a non functioning aspect that keeps it from moving, like poor engagement, inappropriate niche marketing, lack of exposure, inability to compete against competition or even poor delivery of product. Any of those will cause even the best ship to become dysfunctional. If you need your ship to get going...FIX THE PROBLEMS THAT BOG IT DOWN.
Want your ship to arrive? Try some of the above suggestions and see if maybe more smooth sailing is just ahead and remember, even if your ship comes in without the the treasure you hoped for, you still have a vehicle you can service and send off again. Don't lose your "ship" to the elements or to lack of a good compass and excellent crew. BECAUSE
A DOCKED SHIP OR ONE STUCK AT SEA ISN'T REALLY GOING ANYWHERE
Do you feel like your "ship' is doomed? What do you need to do about it?
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