Whenever I see ‘Carpe Diem’ I cannot help but think of a fancy dish on a restaurant menu in the fish section. That is the strange way my mind works. It is of course Latin and often translated as ‘seize the day’; it is more than that it is an entreaty for someone to make the most of the present time, which is what this post is about.
It was inspired by what happened recently while I was out running. One of my routes takes me passed a house that has an amazing display when the wisteria is in full bloom. The the display had not yet reached it’s best so I did not take a photograph, deciding to return in a few days to capture it in it’s full glory. Two days later there was heavy rain with a strong wind so I decided to run along a less exposed route; it was four days before I passed the house again. And horror of horrors, all the blossoms had gone, the wind and rain had stripped them away. I should have seized the day and taken the photograph when I had the opportunity and not have put it off until the perfect moment – that didn’t materialise.
And that is how it is in business, if we do not seize the opportunity, the winds of change will snatch it away. While you are tinkering away making your product perfect someone will launch a functioning one that corners the market. If you put off making that call to a prospective customer they may no longer be a customers because they have bought from elsewhere and no longer have a need.
I could go on but I am sure you have got the message – Carpe Diem.
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