Sunday, 22 June 2014

So, how do you take the first step?

Taking the first step is never easy. You find yourself wanting to do something but a giant barrier seems to be in the way and you find the task impossible.

The flashing of the cursor on a blank page.

That phone call that you need to make but can't bring yourself to do.

The empty canvas waiting for paint.

So, how do we tackle this first step? How do we climb over the barrier that blocks us from the path that we want to take?

Honestly? You have to just go for it.

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Taking the first step- typing those first words, picking up the receiver, putting the brush against the canvas- is one of the scariest things that you can do because you are taking one giant step into the unknown. You are making yourself vulnerable.

It isn't easy to have courage. The walls can feel as though they're closing in and your chest feels tight. Your mind quite happily supplies hundreds of reasons why you shouldn't do it and it becomes the easiest thing in the world to just step away.

But you know what?

Without that first step, you can't begin your journey.

Without that first step, you can't make the rest.

As you've may have read from a previous post, life is one big risk. There are no guarantees, no replays- we only get one shot. Keeping this in mind, why he hell not just go for it?

Yeah, it could go wrong. Yeah, you could fall flat on your face... but what if it goes right?

What if taking that first step, taking that risk opens up an entire new set of opportunities? What if it's the start of a fantastic journey?

As a result of this, I'm in the process of releasing my first ever eBook on Amazon. I don't know how it will turn out. It could all go horribly wrong and I could be very embarrassed or it could give me a massive boost and a great feeling of achievement.

The point is I'm giving it a shot.

You don't know unless you try, right?

The more you dwell on it, the harder it becomes. So, what are you waiting for? Take that leap!