"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."
~ Lao Tzu
Are you actively pursuing your biggest dreams? Are you constantly moving in the direction of your most cherished desires? If you are, keep going. If you’re not, what are you waiting for?
When we take a long view of our big dreams, or our desired life, we tend to get scared. We see it as something big, so big that there is no way to believe that we will ever get there. It is daunting, and so, we tend to put it off until…well, until we feel we can get control over it.
Many of us will not attempt to pursue the big dream because we don’t know how to get started. Even more of us will avoid starting because we can’t see all of the steps necessary – we don’t have a complete plan to get it done.
Well, here’s something that we all need to consider when we find ourselves in this situation – if we don’t start, we will never get done. Believe it or not, most of the great accomplishments in the world (as well as most of the “smaller” accomplishments) were started before the whole process of accomplishing them could be determined. In many cases, they were started before the final outcome could even be determined.
If you know where you want to get to…what you want to accomplish…then you have enough information to get started. So, what are you waiting for?
Are you waiting for the timing to be perfect? Are you waiting until you have enough information? Are you waiting until you have enough money? Are you waiting to meet the right people?
Waiting for any of these things is not going to move you forward, and in most cases, waiting will not bring you the resources that you are waiting for.
It is time to take action. The timing could not be better. You may never feel that the time is perfect, so does that mean that you should not pursue your dream? If you are dreaming of something…if you have a desire…then now is the perfect time to pursue it. Now is the time to take action…any action. As you begin to take action, the next action will become apparent…and the next…and the next. Pretty soon you will find that the whole thing has gained a momentum that couldn’t be stopped, even if you wanted to.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”
~ William Hutchison Murray
Commit yourself, right now, to accomplishing your dream. Decide that it will be yours, and then take action. There is nothing to wait for. Waiting will only postpone the delivery of your desire into your life. It is yours to have, but only if you decide to have it.
What are you waiting for?
Are you willing to stop waiting and start pursuing? Do you believe that you can start without know the whole process or having a complete plan? Are you willing to stop waiting and realize that the perfect time to take action on your dreams is right now? Leave a comment and let the community know if you are willing to commit. Let us know what you dream of (if you dare) and let us know of your commitment to achieving it. We’re listening.