The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao-tzu
You want to become a speaker and coach in the areas of your passion. You dream of writing that novel that has been on your mind for 10 years. You long for the day where you can start that new business and leave your old job behind.
These are just a few real conversations I’ve had this year with friends or family. People all desiring to reach their goals and do what they really want. The only thing that stops them is not taking a single step. They can taste the dream and paint such a great picture but it never even begins to materialize, because there is no action.
Rob Pene is a different story.
I met Rob through e-mail. He inquired about becoming a web designer but lacked the skills, training, or tools to do it. And he hoped he could afford the membership to WebDesign.com someday. I believe that God wanted me to give Rob a chance so I donated a membership to him and only asked that if he did well that he would “pay it forward” to someone else. He didn’t take a step … he sprinted! I kept an eye on his progress through the e-mails he sent me and offered a little encouragement. Rob Pene has blown me away by his drive and new found skills and he has helped many ministries through 3030mission.com. This great, new friend is also now going to be helping me some at Branding Shed because he was motivated.
If you want to reach your goals, you have to move. You cannot “hope” that opportunity will come your way or that you’ll get to it when the time is right. In order to achieve your goals – your dream – you HAVE to start with a single step. No other way will work and reaching your goals is work. Take that step friends and see what happens!