Want to know how to achieve anything in life? You begin.
But, so many of us put off “beginning” in favor of other activities. Instead of getting started on achieving things, we:
- Think about what we want to achieve
- Dream about what we want to achieve
- Fantasize about what our lives will be like once we’ve achieved our dreams
We count all the ways our lives will be better if we just had this or that. We even start to plan out our actions in our minds. We think about what we’ll do. What we’ll say. How we’ll behave differently.
We do all these things but don’t actually begin taking ACTION towards what we want.
If You Want to Achieve Anything in Life, You Must Commit to Action
So, what’s your excuse for not achieving what you want in life?
You say you’re not ready. You say you’ll start when X or Y or Z happens. You promise yourself that while you can’t “get to it today,” tomorrow will be the day that you’ll start. You vow to jump in with all your heart and soul. You pledge your commitment will be unwavering.
Commitments to future action are about as useful as a snow shovel in Alabama in August.
Your ideas for what you want in your life are big, but you’re trapped in the not-as-happy-as-you-want-it-to-be life you’re living (and it’s a trap largely of your own making). Life, where you are now, is comfortable. Well, if truth be told, it’s not comfortable, but you’ve gotten used to it. So, it’s comfortable in an uncomfortable way.
You Can Dream Big & Achieve Big, Too
Your ideas for your life can be so much more than a dream or fantasy. They can be a reality, but only if you’ll begin taking action towards them.
Sure, what you want seems a long way away from where you are right now, but so what? Does that make the desire any less real? No.
It’s amazing how much closer your goals will feel once you start moving in the direction of what you want. Like a mountain in the distance, head towards it, and you’ll find you’re at its foothills in no time.
It doesn’t matter how big the steps you take are, as long as you’re taking a new step forward day in and day out. The truth is that once you commit with your whole body, mind, and soul to achieving something, the universe has a way of helping you achieve it more quickly than what you now believe is possible.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” —Diane Ackerman
So, what is it that you truly, deeply, with your whole heart and soul want for your life?
Begin walking towards it.
But you won’t, because we people are so predictable. We dream. We imagine. And we resist moving forward.
You won’t get what you want because you won’t begin, right?
Now, please … I beg of you … please … prove me wrong!
20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sales. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain