Cliché alert: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. And before the daily phrases police comes to arrest me, I have to admit that there is a lot of truth behind this phrase. If you want something in your life to change in the future, you need to change something in your life today. Because nothing will ever happen if you don’t make an effort. So, what have you done today to make that change happen?
It is a very overwhelming feeling when you want to achieve something and you just don’t know where to start. And it’s even worse when you don’t know exactly what is it that you want to achieve. But dwelling on this thought and constantly banging your head against the wall in frustration won’t get you anywhere. I have been there. I went to school, I was taught to graduate, get a career and work in it for the rest of my life. But the rest of our lives today is very different from the rest of our parents or grandparents lives. They either didn’t have the choices that we have or had shorter careers due to lower life expectancies. And then reality struck and I found myself dreading my career and my life choices. Luckily, I didn’t let my frustration paralyse me, at least not for too long, and decided to turn my life around. It was a slow process, with little actions here and there, but after 5 years I was able to switch industries and start a career in something that I am passionate about. And I can’t be happier. And all it took was taking the first step.
Whatever you want to achieve, it doesn’t matter how big or small the challenge is, you have to do something about it right now, as soon as you finish reading this post. Do you want more or different clients? Change your marketing strategy. Do you want to have different skills? Go back to school or google tutorials and learn them. Do you want to change your life around? Research people who have done it in your industry or in a different one and get inspired by them. You can start here.
But don’t let fear stop you from doing what you want to do. The worst that can happen is that you fail and the best lessons are learnt from failing. Like Dolly Parton once said: “‘If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.”
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