“He who is silent is forgotten; He who does not advance falls back; He who stops is overwhelmed, distanced, crushed; He who ceases to become greater, becomes smaller; He who leaves off gives up; the stationary is the beginning of the end – it precedes death; to live is to achieve, to will without ceasing. – Orison S. Marden
Keep moving. Keep pushing towards your dreams. Whatever it is you want to achieve this year, you can start by taking the first step, then the second…the third and so on till you get to your destination – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step”.
A lot of us are where we are today, far from our goals because we are waiting for the conditions to be perfect. We want a perfect day, perfect time, perfect opportunity, clear chance…to do what we intend to do. We forget that conditions are never perfect for anything. Just as the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 11:4; “He who observes the wind (and waits for the conditions to be favourable) will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.”
You see when I started out to write this blog, so many things were against me, it was as if I was already set up to fail. First, I am not a professional writer, I trained as an Architect. Putting up the blog, choosing the themes and all other stuff was a huge challenge for me..but I just had to start. Next came the “Doubting Thomases” around me, who didn’t believe in my vision. They began to show me my limitations, the things I had failed at in the past and so on. But I didn’t allow all that to deter me. As God helped me, I learnt along the way, from the mistakes I make, and so far the journey has been incredible.
Folks, never put off the pursuit of your dreams because of challenges. Everyone who has succeeded at anything in life, didn’t do so without obstacles, but they surmounted them. In the race of life, there is no standing still, or you will be knocked down.
Do you have a dream? Has God placed something in your heart to do? As Jeff Moore says; “Just get started” and the dots would connect along the way. Folks the best way to learn how to run, is to run. The best way to learn how to swim is to swim. The best way to learn how to sing is to sing. The best way to learn how to talk is to talk. The best way to learn how to do anything is to do it. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” – Les Brown