I cannot even remember how many times I read the blog before publishing or how many times I reworked the paragraphs or stopped to search my brain for the exact words to construct each sentence so I won't be misconstrued.
I didn't want to offend, I didn't want people to misunderstand but mostly I wanted to share. You see, a mentor encouraged me to write because they saw the value in what I had to say. Will you let fear stop you from doing what you have always wanted to do or will you get out there, feel the fear and do it anyway?
- There's no straight line to success. If there was a straight line, we would all be happy, lean, rich and successful. I really thought the challenges would have been few and the path would be a bit more smooth; boy was I in for a very unpleasant surprise. Long story short, expect a few detours, roadblocks and considerations but keep it in perspective - remember, these are all just part of the process.
- Compare yourself to yourself. Initially, it was quite easy to look for someone who "made it" in what appeared to be a relatively short space of time and start comparing. This spells trouble and brings up a whole lot of unnecessary emotions. We never know the other person's complete story so quit the comparison and get on with it. Instead of comparing, might I suggest seeking out inspiration.
- Be visible. This was and continues to be a big deal as I consider myself a private person. News flash! "private" and entrepreneurship do not go together. If you are not out there being visible no one would ever know about you so get out there and share your message, service, product, expertise whatever it is you wish to share.
- Get help. It's easy to want to do everything ourselves because we do not have the money to invest, we don't want someone running off with our idea or whatever else it is that we don't want. If we were to focus on what we really wanted, we would understand how important help is because it reduces the stress, overwhelm, learning curve and a whole lot of other things. Develop a support system and get some help; you do not have to do it alone.
What do you spend your days dreaming about, thinking about or fantasizing about? Do you really want it or are you happy with it just being one of those things you think about occasionally?
I believe that everyone should be able to achieve whatever it is they want and I'm sure you subscribe to that same kind of thinking.
If you are serious about achieving your goals because you are not getting any younger and time is gong by anyway go ahead and write your goals out in vivid detail and remember:
- There is no straight line to success
- Compare yourself to yourself
- Be visible and
- Get help
In the meantime...Give thanks. Eat clean. Train hard. Sleep deep