To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. – Chinese Proverb
I’ve watched many great people over the years die on the inside because they feel trapped to their current situation. There is no belief in them that they could ever achieve any of their dreams or aspirations. Many friends and family members have told us that owning their own business to homeschooling to traveling the world is only for the fortunate who are independently wealthy or who have it all together. If that were true, then Donetta and I would never have achieved what we have in our 23 years of marriage. Despite the fact that most of our journey together has been living paycheck to paycheck, we’ve managed to live an incredible life doing what we love.
Any Journey Begins with a Single Step
We determined a long time ago that we really wanted to live on our own terms. We made up our mind about how we would live out our faith, how we would raise our children, how we wanted to travel and see the world, and how we never wanted to work long term for anyone but ourselves. It has NEVER been easy, but none of this would have happened if we hadn’t taken a step in the direction we wanted to move. Living dreams requires action.
Along the way, we’ve had to back track and side step. We’ve had to jump over hurdles and duck under obstacles. We’ve had to run like crazy and sometimes walk very slowly. Yet through all of this, we’ve always taken some steps towards our destination. Taking a single step always precedes success. You can’t ever achieve your dreams or your hopes with wishful thinking. You have to move towards your goal.
The reason so many people fail is because they never even try. They don’t make the effort to see if working from home could be the right solution for themselves. They delegate the education of their children to public schools because homeschooling seems too hard or weird. They maintain the status quo because going against the grain takes commitment to live out. Whatever the reason, some people don’t take that first step. They will never know what awaits them because of this inaction.
Take Your First Step Today
I don’t know what it is that you want to do with your life or where you want to go, but chances are you do! You know what you’ve been longing for or what journey you would like to be on. It’s up to you to take that first step. Discover what the world has for you. Believe that you are just as capable as we are. Realize that there never is a perfect situation for you to move forward.
You only have one life … one chance to make this go the way you want it to. Regrets are more painful than any failure you might experience. I can promise you that.
If you don’t know how to take that first step, then we are here to help you. Keep reading and connect with us online. We are going to show you some ways that you can live life the way you want.