Everyone loves the drama story. The big break. The Rocky montage at the top of the steps. But the key there was steps. Rocky didn’t get to the top in one leap. We love the victory celebration but forget how many times we falter or fall on the way there.
We all want the shortcut. We want to avoid the hard work. I certainly have wished more than once for the magic wand, the secret formula, the express elevator.
Alas, I never found them. And I take full responsibility for the fact that it took me most of my life to really reach for my dream. I, and only I, made the choices that brought me to here. I, and only I, have to accept the consequences, good and bad, for those choices. In the end, NONE of that matters. I’m here. And I’m doing my dream. And I’m happier than I’ve ever been! Scared? You betcha! But happily taking one step forward today.
If I do today with determination and get ONE THING in forward progress, then that’s all I need. The step-backward days will happen. I am human. But as long as I have more forwards than backwards, then that is a stunning success.