What dreams, goals, or desires do you have that are always being put off for some reason or another?
I was at a meeting the other day where a good friend of mine gave a presentation about some things they have been doing in their local community which are having a great impact.
They said that when they first started they didnt have a clue about what to do or even how to begin. They simply saw a need in the community and started to do whatever they could do to meet that need. This past Christmas they were able to get a group of people together to sponsor 10 single mothers, providing them and their children with food and Christmas presents.
What my friend had to say was impacting and inspiring.
At the end of the presentation, my friend opened it up for comments and questions. There was a couple that raised their hands to ask a question and to share some of their own experiences. At one point they stated that they were very inspired and that, as soon as they had more resources, they wanted to start doing something similar in their own community.
The moment they said that, I wondered if they would really ever accomplish anything like it. My friend had just explained that when they first got started they didnt have any resources, and it appeared that this couple had not grasped what was said.
How many times you have done something similar to this?
You had a great idea for a business, community outreach, or a personal goal that you wanted to reach. Maybe you have even heard of, or talked to someone, who has accomplished exactly what you want to do and it inspires you even more. But, at the end of the day, there is always an excuse as to why you cant do it right now.
You dont have enough time, money, experience, help, or resources. You get so excited about your dream but you never go after it with all your heart and efforts.
Heres a little secret
If you intend to do something great in life, it will never look like there is enough time, money, experience, help, or resources.
If you are waiting for everything to line up perfectly before you get started it will never happen.
Here are 3 keys to help you to realize your greatness:
1. Talk to successful people.
You will be amazed at what struggles and obstacles these very successful people had to overcome. They will give you personal stories about how they had a dream or desire that, at times, seemed would never happen. And they will also tell you how they decided to just dive in and get started, and how they broke through all the barriers. Surround yourself with people who will inspire and motivate you in the journey to your dream.
Read autobiographies about successful people and successful companies. These books are packed with true stories of amazing triumph and perseverance. Many times when these people or companies are in the news, its easy to think that if you were in their position, THEN you would be able to succeed. These books will shed a new light on their journey towards success.
3. Just Start
There will always be some element of fear when you get started. When you first begin, most likely you wont be able to do everything that you see in your dream. That is normal. Every great thing has a process to it, but you are the one who has to get the ball rolling, even if you feel like you are pushing it uphill.
So what are you waiting for?
Just get started.