Sunday, January 27, 2013
Start Where You Are
It's really easy to talk ourselves out of taking steps towards success. We tell ourselves that if we just had this one thing, then we could get started.
It's the fatal Catch-22.
In fact, I think it's the number one stalling point for many great ideas. It's the big but. Oh I would love to follow that dream, but you know, I don't have the money, the resources, the equipment, the access, the skills, the capital, the time...
Tell yourself enough times and it will become true.
Start where you are. Do what you can with what you have.
If you don't have that one thing, can you borrow it, rent it, work around it, learn how to do it, replace it with something you do have?
If we can find clever ways to work with what we have and start where we are, we can reach our goals. Even time, the great excuse, can be found with a little effort. Refocus a few minutes here or there, get up a little earlier or stay up a little later, cut your lunch break short, turn off the TV, get off of Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest long enough to do something concrete, tangible and meaningful.
The people who succeed don't succeed because they have everything they need when they start, they succeed because they are resourceful and determined. The difference between those who do and those who make excuses is focus.
We get that upon which we focus, focus on the reasons why it is impossible and it will be impossible.
Focus instead on why it is possible and then, proceed.
Start where you are. Do what you can with what you have. If you really want it, you will find a way to make it happen.
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