Often we are stuck in our lives because we are afraid to take action towards a dream. There is a wonderful quote by Confucius (551-479 BCE),
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”
It seems as long as recorded history we, as a race of human beings, have often been stuck, unable to move into action for fear of not being successful. Yet the evidence of so many success stories share one thing in common. They were willing to fail over and over. It is actually only when we see “failure” as an opportunity instead; we finally give ourselves permission to move forward.
Recently I have embarked on a writing adventure that has been one of the hardest things I have done in a long time. Along the way I have been learning many things. I have made many mistakes, and yet it has been one of the most fulfilling and creative things I have done since giving birth to my sons.
I find over and over when I am willing to take action despite the fear there is a flow that begins to happen. It is almost as if God is waiting for us to make the first move and then wow; divine magic happens! Our world seems to open up and then we are guided along the way, one step at a time. When we are willing to make each step count, and continue to move no matter what the obstacles or challenges, we succeed.
Follow your dreams! Take one step today! Remember it does not matter how big or small the step is, so long as you are willing to take it!