Take a tiny step to make changes !
“I can never make a living while travelling the world. It’s just not practical and realistic.”
“My art won’t pay the bills. People would think I’m crazy for trying.”
“I don’t have the funds to go back to school. I’m stuck in this dead-end temporary job.”
Most of us dream of doing something that gives them a sense of fulfilment, excitement and purpose. Only some of us people believe in the possibility of that meaningful, thrilling reality. And even fewer of us pursue those goals in the face of difficulties and discouragement.
Be Willing to Try
Believing in possibilities and the willingness to try can mean the difference between feeling alive and feeling trapped. Even if you don’t get to your destination, believing you can and working towards your dreams is more powerful than you know or realise.
Someone who spends their days going to auditions—may not be a famous theatre artist or film actor, but they are artists and actors who could find work, work that may lead to opportunities they can’t even imagine.
Someone who wants to bike across the country someday—every minute that they devote to training increases their chances of achieving their goal. Every time they turn the bike engine on, they are one step closer to actually doing what some people say they can’t.
There are always people who will doubt you, people who think you should do what’s simple, customary, non-risky and reasonable. Often, you may even be one of those people. Don’t think about them today. Instead, think about one simple small step.
Maybe it’s the first thing you need to do at this point. Research scholarship programs. Send a job application. Schedule a lesson. Sign up for the class. Or maybe you’ve already taken some steps but there’s still a lot to be done.
Whatever the situation may be, do something today. Take one step forward. Take that step with belief and faith in your ability to become who you want to be and do what you want to do. Even if you have a lingering doubt in the back of your head, ignore it for just a short while and believe in your endless potential.
A small step won’t turn your dreams into reality. But one step leads to another, which in turn leads to another, and eventually creates change. You never know where these tiny steps will take you in life. But understand and know one thing, they’ll take you a lot further if you visualise where you want to go and act as though you can get there.