Saturday, July 7, 2012
Want Something…Start Working Towards it TODAY!
We all want to have, be and do certain things in life. For many of us, these things remain in the realm of fantasy. We may think we cannot have them. We may think that now is not the right time to pursue them. We may think of all that stands between where we are now and where we want to be and it just seems to overwhelming so we take zero action. We look at people who are already where we wish we were and think it is not possible, forgetting that they too started at zero at some point.
Our desire for instant gratification, impatience and a host of other negative influences are working against us. We lament how we do not like our lives but if we are honest with ourselves, we are likely doing very little to rectify that. We make excuses and place blame outside of ourselves but the responsibility lies squarely on our shoulders. We are not making any effort to move in the direction we want to go and we stay stuck where we are.
If you want something, you need to start doing something to get it. Even if it is just something small, it is a step in the right direction. Momentum will build, you will progress. Try to stay in the present moment instead of letting your mind wander to the future. Easier said than done for sure but it is something we need to work on.
Just do something NOW. You never know where it will lead and what doors it may open. As an example from my own life, I love writing about personal development. I would like to write and do other activities that I can get paid for in this area. I want to get paid for doing what I love. I knew I needed to start a blog.
I had been putting it off, but one day, I just started it. I wrote that first post and it looked so lonely. I thought of all the other blogs out there with all of this content. But, they too at one point just started with one post. I now have over 100. While I have not really done much to monetize this blog, I have made some good money from it. When I apply to certain types of positions, I send my link as a sample.
People have liked the work on the blog and have offered me work, writing about things that interest me and I get money to do it. Exactly what I want. By making that decision that one day to write that first post, I slowly built up a real blog and it started me in the direction I want to go.
We all have to start somewhere. Just do something today. Maybe you have been putting off a blog – write that first post today. Maybe you are interested in being a freelance writer – check out some resources to learn the game, apply for some jobs you feel you are qualified for. Maybe you say you want to exercise but have been lazy—take a walk for 15 minutes. Maybe you have been thinking about going back to school – get online and request that free informational brochure.
No one materializes out of thin air a full grown adult living their dream life. Everything starts with that first step. Take yours today.