August 14, 2010.
He who is outside the door has already a good part of the journey behind him. Proverb
Mark Twain once said, "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." In his ever present dry wit manner, Old Mark was merely pointing out the obvious - if we don't get started, we won't get moving. And if we don't get moving, our chances of hitting it big hover somewhere between slim and none.
With none holding a sizable lead.
Let's face it; none of us is going to get very far if we don't get moving and make something happen. And make something happen right where we are right now. Yet it's that pesky 'getting started' part that really gets in our way. And cramps our style.
After all, getting started requires commitment. It forces us to make decisions. It compels us take action.
And it scares us to death.
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." Walt Disney
Day in and day out millions of people sit on their duffs, doing nothing, hoping to hit it big. These folks are just like every other person on earth; they hold in their hearts all sorts of big time dreams, aspirations and plans they would dearly love to fulfill.
Each of them possess God-given talents that can take them anywhere they have dreamed of going, powerful gifts and abilities that can make their fondest wishes come true. And while these extraordinarily gifted individuals have what it takes to make their lives all they could be a thousand times over, they never find the courage to simply get started.
They never power through the obstacles that stand in their way. They never plow through the problems that plague them daily. They never push past the fear that strangles their creativity and imagination. They never live the lives they were destined to live. And sadly, they forever languish in mediocrity.
Costly mistakes you simply cannot afford to make.
"The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult." Marquise du Deffand
When it comes to fulfilling your destiny, you can make excuses and consistently come up short - or you can make something happen. It's really that cut and dried. Either you will or you won't. Either you do - or you don't.
So what's it going to be?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe provided sage advice when he said, "Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." I urge you to take his words to heart - and start bringing your dreams to life.
"Start where you are." Christopher Gardner
Whatever it is you yearn to do, you need to get busy doing it. And get busy doing it right where you are today.
Regardless of your present plight or current condition, you need to get started today. No complaining, no explaining, no excuses or reasons why you can't do this or that - just an all-out effort to make something happen right this very minute.
You need to put on your running shoes and start making tracks toward the life you long to live. Forget about what you don't have or supposedly cannot do. Forget about what others think or say and focus in on what you want to achieve. Forget about the limitations and restrictions that have held you down in the past. Forget about all of these things. And start focusing every ounce of your energy and effort on pursuing the life you were born to live.
Just get your feet moving - and moving in the right direction.
The Bottom Line: Step into the life you love today.
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