If you want something different in life, you have to do something different. Many times we like to complain, but don’t do anything about it. If you keep doing the same old thing and expecting different results, you are not only fulfilling the definition of insanity but you are going nowhere fast. Sometimes you just have to take a risk, launch out, step out or move in a different direction.
Have you ever noticed that it is really difficult to direct a ship that is still in port? I would say it is impossible. We are looking for direction and guidance but, believe it or not, sometimes the best way to get guidance is to step out and move with the best knowledge that we have. As we step out, we get greater clarity and we discover how we need to move the sails or adjust our course as we go along.
Don’t allow the “what if’s” to immobilize you or stop you in your tracks. What if I fail? What if I look stupid? That is just fear talking. Turn it around. What if you succeed? What if everyone likes it? Even if they don’t, what will I accomplish if I take the step and what will I feel like for giving it a try?
Lay your assumptions and presumptions aside and launch out. Any long journey really does begin with one step. Why procrastinate another day?