When it comes to success, when it comes to our dreams, my friends, it is going to take time. Nothing happens overnight. There is no such thing as overnight success. As the saying goes, “You can’t make a baby in one day.” It takes nine months to make a baby. So if you want to get to where you want to be, you must be patient with yourself. Believe that you can get there. But do not just believe, take action to make your dreams come true. Only action can change lives. Only action can get you out of your safe zone. Only action can make you a better person.
When you are starting out, it is not going to be easy. You are going to struggle. You are going to fail. But if you have the courage to stick with what you are doing, if you have the courage to nurture your dreams, you can create your life. Just believe in yourself. It is about you, your future. It is not about other people.
If you can remember that nothing happens overnight, then you can accomplish anything in your life. Don’t give up on yourself. No matter how tough, keep going, keep trying, keep making mistakes, keep loving yourself.
The only easy way to get to where you want to be is to focus on what you are doing right now, do it well, stick with it, and never give up no matter what.
You can’t build your life around fear. Fear is real, but do not let it stop you from doing what you want to do. Nothing is perfect. Do not wait to be perfect before you start something. You are not doing what you are supposed to be doing because you don’t want to fail. If you want to make it in life, you can’t avoid failure. If you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough. If you are not crying in your bedroom, you are not making enough mistakes. Dan Rockwell writes, “Imperfect progress today is better than perfect progress tomorrow.” Yes, it is better to make a mistake than to get stuck in a rut. To pursue your goals, don’t fear mistakes, fear not making enough. Build your success around making mistakes, not around fear. In fact, don’t wait for things to happen to you. Instead, get out of your comfort zone to make things happen for you. Yes, it can happen. You have done it before. Don’t doubt yourself. Believe in yourself. Build your life around self-love, self-confidence, not self-doubt. With self-confidence, you can really accomplish a lot of things in your life. Remember that you are in charge of your life. You can do whatever you say you can do. You can’t do whatever you say you cannot do. You can accomplish a lot in your life if you can just focus on the process, not on the results. Because learning is about the process, not about the results.