Today, I would like for you to cross the threshold of mediocrity. I want you to stop playing it safe and move from the middle of the road onto your side of the road. Then, as you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away the map your relatives and friend told you to buy and begin to chart your own course.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life or becoming some cheap copy of a great original. Don’t squander your time trying to choose the perfect opportunity that you than end up missing the right opportunity. How will you know which opportunity is that “BIG IDEA” you have been waiting for? My answer is “You won’t!” Because, if you are like me, every idea I ever had was the BIG IDEA.
One of my greatest personal assets is that I do not have any concerns about what others may think of me nor do I have a fear of failure. I embrace it; I handle it and then move on to my next idea. It is impossible to live in this world without failing at some point, unless you try to live so secluded and cautious that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you fail by default. Recognize that there will be failures, and acknowledge that there will be obstacles. Failure is not so bad when you can see the benefits in it. In fact, failure simply opens you to other ideas that were hidden in the comfort zone of life. Thomas Edison did not view failure like most people. He once said that he didn’t fail over 700 hundred times trying to create the light bulb, he simply had to try over 700 times to find the bulb that worked.
Now, it’s time for you to move on to what’s next. Don’t let the noise of people’s opinions drown out your own interior voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and don’t shy away from learning more. Learning is fundamental, goals are for reaching, and dreams are for living. It may be that while you are pushing to realize your incredible dream, to others, you may to look and sound a little ridiculous. However, since very few people ever rise above the criticism of others, you are the only one who is crazy enough to do it, and you have little competition.
You must not let anything deter you from taking those first steps. Nothing ever gets done while standing still. Action is the prerequisite for achievement. As your steps increase each day, you will inevitably face challenges and make mistakes. Nonetheless, you will learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others. Steve Jobs once said, “…there is very little learning in success.”
As the world continues to revolve and evolve, you too must keep moving, continue living, and don’t stop dreaming. Dreams involve more than just one chapter, and I personally never heard of anyone having a dream desire and saw at the end of their dream, “The End.”
It’s your turn to change the world. You don’t need magic to change the world; you already possess the power to imagine what you want your world to resemble and all the necessary power inside of you to make it happen. Go ahead; make it happen! The world is looking for another champion to cheer. Are you next?
I frequently say, “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.” I strongly believe this statement; therefore, I have taken the time to recommend reading material that I believe will greatly benefit your life and business endeavors. Click the images to see more information or to order the books from Amazon.com.
[amazon_image id=”1930388179″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Unexpected Treasures[/amazon_image][amazon_image id=”075730138X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Your Dreams[/amazon_image][amazon_image id=”0452272815″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement[/amazon_image][amazon_image id=”1451625359″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Magic of Thinking Big[/amazon_image]
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