That's something that a lot of people who read self-help books do. They look at their lives. Think big. Take aim.
And stare at their goal through their telescopic lenses. Why aren't they taking the shot?
From what I've read, most self-help books make it seem laughably easy to go after what you really want in your life.
That's a lie. It's hard. Really really hard. And if you ask me, the hardest part about it is starting. Because most of us start from a status quo. Our dreams were probably set (or thrust) aside in order to attain that status. So when the status quo becomes unsatisfying and we have to change something, it becomes like a barrier.
Because face it. The status quo is the status quo because it was the path of least resistance.
Trust me when I say that my first steps to taking charge of my life were full of battles. Big ones and small ones. Parents fighting my decision (still do) because they paid for my tuition (even if basically insisting that I did something I didn't want to do), friends who thought I was insane (some still I do) for daring to decide that I'd go for a lower income and be happy than knowing that I had about fifteen years of mediocrity left before I blew my brains out in my Ferrari (not in a good way). People who settled into the status quo and who resent that I refuse to do the same.
And on... and on. But more on that tomorrow.
Point is... getting going takes courage. Lots and lots of it. Because many people have vested interests in keeping you from taking that first step. But there is hope for us.
See... one step leads to another. And another. And another.
And while that does not make the challenges go away, it makes dealing with them habitual.
All it takes is that first step. Or better yet: JUMP!
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Is there something that you've been dreaming to do or years but haven't because starting was too hard?