There is a famous Italian joke about a poor man who prayed every day to the statue of a saint, saying, “Please, please, make me win the lottery.” After years of praying, the saint, exasperated and weary of seeing the same man every day, says, “My son, please, please, please buy a ticket.”
This anecdote, though clearly intended to be humorous, has some nugget of truth. People expect great things to fall into their laps magically, but in reality, this rarely happens. For us to experience success, reach our goals, and achieve our dreams, we must take action.
Taking the First Step
To get to our desired destination, taking the first step is necessary to start our journey. The most important part of achieving our goals is taking the first step. We can plan our roadmap carefully and prepare ourselves well for the journey, but we will not go far unless we begin with that first step. Continue reading
Whenever we meet a successful person, we can ‘see’ their success at that moment. For example, they may own a beautiful home or drive an expensive car. What we can’t see are the blood, sweat, and tears they have put in to get there. Their success has come from years of hard work, patience, and determination.
It is probably fair to say that we all want to be successful in something. We all have goals we want to achieve. For our goals to become a reality, we need to take action. Unfortunately, many find themselves stuck because of their fears and anxieties. Our ‘what-ifs’ can get in the way of us taking that first leap of faith towards success. Continue reading