“Start where you are”
Maybe it sounds obvious?
I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently, and I think it’s the reason many people don’t actually start.
Here’s something I read this morning, “You are where you are right now because of the actions you’ve taken or the inaction you’ve taken,” Steve Maraboli. Do you agree?
I think many people feel that they are so far away from what they want, in terms of their health, their wealth, their happiness and everything they what they want for their lives, that they don’t even start to take steps towards what they want. What do you think?
I see that sometimes people get cynical, blame others, blame God, the universe, blame anything and everyone, rather than take a deep breath, look deep inside and really assume responsibility for their life.
The first step is to decide what you want and to muster a little faith to believe it’s possible. Only then can you begin to take steps towards it.
I know that my life is as a result of the actions I’ve taken. I know I could have stayed married to a man I cared about and was not in love with. I know I could have believed all those who said I’d never recover from ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that I struggled with for almost 10 years. I know I could have been too fearful to follow my heart and not move to London to be with the man I married last year. I know I could have let my doubts and thoughts about not being good enough stop me from beginning the work I now do to support women to get the best out of life.
I didn’t let my fear stop me and I trusted that my steps out into the unknown would be rewarded.
There’s nothing I can say that will make the steps that, in your heart, you know you need and want to take, any easier. I’ll always be scared to some degree when I step out of what’s comfortable for me and you will be too. That’s life.
What I can say though, is that I know your courage will be rewarded when you take those steps. As well, you only need to think about the step you need to take today. Think about what you can do today towards what you want and take the action that comes mind. Leave what comes after until ‘after’. Don’t be concerned with tomorrow and do your best today.
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Thank you for reading and wishing you well 🙂