“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So much opportunity is missed each day because people to whom opportunities come insist that all lights be green before they will take action. They don’t seem to understand that there is no perfect road map laying out every step along the way. Sometimes, getting past the first step is what is necessary to reveal the next one to take.
I believe this happens mostly because of people’s fears and doubts of their own potential. And, from experience, I know that fear and doubt can be removed by education, preparation, and activity. Yet, the very fears and doubts that keep people from moving forward also becomes an excuse not to get information they need and take the first step.
If you have been one to rationalize your failure to take action the past, do yourself a favor as we start the new year. Prepare yourself for success instead of preparing yourself to have an excuse for not having it.