It is often said that the journey to thousand miles begins with the first step. And its 100% true. Every goal in life requires that first step to be taken in order to reach that GOAL. But starting is the toughest part in this whole journey. We are flooded with lots of questions and doubts and we go through a dilemma of probable outcomes. It is a situation faced by every human being in their daily lives. Yet only few people have learnt to overcome this situation.
The best part is that you should see this as an opportunity which can take your life in a new direction. Now we come to the process of dealing this situation. First of all, you need to focus all your energy into the present moment. Don’t let the past ruin your future. There will be a lot of thoughts going through your mind but try to keep yourself calm.
Think about the opportunities that you will be part of when you take this bold step. Every successful person has taken bold decisions to change the direction of their life. There will be new adventures and unexplored arenas on the other side of this critical decision.
The benefits of gaining a new experience is the biggest asset. Do not compare this new venture with the outcomes of earlier experiences. Always remember that the journey is more important than the destination. Ask yourself tough questions and it will help you to find the real answers.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. In order to move ahead in Life, it is always important to try new things. The biggest risk in life is not taking any risk. The more chances you take, it will lead you to grow as a person both professionally and personally. Most of the people regret in their later stages of life that they were not able to take risks due to the fear of failure. This is the main reason they don’t achieve success in their life. Look around in your family & friends, they will tell you lots of excuses and might also demotivate you to take the next step. But if your willingness to succeed is higher than those excuses, you will always come out as a winner.
There are lots of examples of entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg who took courageous steps in their lives and reach greatness in their respective fields. They all were ready to take risk and overcome their fears. It made them hugely successful. You have to believe in your ideas and most importantly have that confidence to take a step forward. What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the decision to do what is right, even in the presence of fear.
You cannot connect the dots looking forward, but only when you take this First Step and in the hindsight everything will make sense.