I hope that you will take the following statement to heart, and carry it with you always…
“Trust that life has an amazing way of filling in the details for the person who has the courage to get started in the direction of their dreams.”
When I really grasped the above statement, to the point that I began to try and truly live my life in this way, I began to see a big difference. Really BIG.
In the work I do, speaking and teaching on motivation & human potential — I’ve seen time and time again, folks held hostage, stuck in inaction because they couldn’t move past the idea that they one, had to be guaranteed success before getting started, and two, had to have every single little detail all nailed down in their own mind before beginning in the first place.
Being a planner is fine, it’s smart in fact. That said, making the mistake of waiting to have every single detail figured out just right before beginning is often a recipe for unrealized hopes and dreams.
The reason that’s true is because the pursuit of one’s endeavors is a moving target. In fact in many cases one finds that it requires of us the ability to move and adjust as new challenges appear. It’s part of the very process which goes into shaping us and teaching us the needed skills which allow us to become the type of person who is worthy of the goals we so strongly desire.
So while it’s good to plan, and follow your plan… don’t make the mistake of never getting started in the first place. When you find yourself in a place which requires some adjusting, embrace it, and accept that it’s part of the process. Course correct and get back to taking whatever actions you have identified that will get you to where you want to be. Be nimble when your success journey requires you to do so.
Keep in mind the old truth which says, “life is a journey.” It’s true, and like any worthwhile journey there will be moments where you need to veer from the path you thought was required of you. You may very well have uncomfortable moments from time to time. You will most likely experience feelings of doubt at some point. Fear not. Stay the course.
Whenever necessary, reach out and learn from those people and resources who can help you acquire whatever particular skill-set you need in order to move past whatever challenge may pop up, and continue moving right along where you left off.
Make persistence your ally and you will look back with pride as you recount the many achievements you’ve experienced in life. Remember the simple truth… You’ve got to be in it to win it!
Each and everyday embrace and honor the greatness inside you by moving forward on the path you have chosen. You’re an artist, and your life is the canvas upon which you can paint whatever you wish.
It’s your life, LIVE BIG!
– Your thoughts and feedback is always appreciated in the comments below.
P.S. If you enjoyed the ideas shared above you’ll appreciate having a copy of my motivational audio CD, ‘Why Perfect Timing is a Myth‘. It will help keep you inspired and motivated as you move forward in the pursuit of your goals and dreams!