Why You Must Start Where You Are
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.
For that dream in your mind, that vision you have, and that goal you’ve set, what step are you taking towards it – now?
Sometimes, we look at what we need to do and feel insufficient to get it done.
“I don’t have enough money…”
“I don’t have enough time…”
“I don’t have enough education…”
No one starts anything with ‘enough’.
People who make progress and achieve their dreams are those who applied this great advice from a renowned Tennis Player, Arthur Ashe:
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ”
Here are 3 reasons why you need to START where you are:
1. YOU GET MORE WHEN YOU MOVE ON
Do you want to own a multibillion business, write a bestselling book, or get a managerial role in your career? There’s something “starting” gives you that nothing else can — Experience. People say “experience is the best teacher.” Truly, experience is a great teacher! And you don’t get experience by sitting at a corner, watching and waiting for your dreams to come true. It never happens. Rather, when you get out there and START.
Start in one room with the #10,000 you have. Start writing one sentence, paragraph and chapter daily. Start as a junior staff… before long, you will acquire the mental and material knowledge that equips and propels you to the top. You will get more and more of all that you need – networks, experience, wealth… name it.
One day is worth two tomorrow. What I am to be, I am becoming. (Benjamin Franklin)
2. STARTING GIVES YOU THE MOMENTUM TO PRESS ON
When running a race, knowing you’re heading towards the finish line strengthens you to keep running. Because there’s a reward awaiting you when you get to that line.
It’s the same with other things in life. You just need to START. Put yourself out there and keep going. You’ll discover that, with each step you climb, each milestone crossed, each victory won, you’ll acquire more strength for the journey.
3. YOU HAVE ONLY THIS MOMENT
Do today what should be done. Your tomorrow may never come. (Harry F. Bank)
Yes, friend, you have only this day. In fact, this moment. What you started (or didn’t start) yesterday gave you the results you have today. To have that result by tomorrow the things you always dream and pray about, start today. This moment. Start with what you have. Just get into action. Take one step forward towards the realization of your dreams.
For every area of your life – spiritual, career, relationship, personal development, social impact – do something today that your tomorrow will thank you for.
The beginning is always today. (Mary Shelley)
What is one thing will you start today, where you are?