Power in Small Beginnings
Ever feel limited due to a lack of experience? Perhaps you look around at others and compare their progress to your own. Be careful. Such comparisons will weaken you rather than build you up.
Playing the comparison game stopped me for years. There were important things I wanted to do, but I never felt quite qualified to do them. A feeling of not being ‘Good Enough’ crept in. So, I chose to wait. I simply disqualified myself before I even started.
My biggest concern was making a mistake. If I took a step, there was a chance I would fail. It somehow felt easier to accept defeat. I certainly didn’t want to find out I was wrong. So, I didn’t even try. I just stood still.
If you wonder what’s stopping you from taking a step, you're not alone. Having goals and dreams is great. The hardest part is building the courage to step into them. The thought can make you feel like you're in a valley looking up at the peak of a mountain.
Talking about goals isn't enough. Thinking about them isn't enough. Dreaming about them isn't enough. There comes a time when you need to push obstacles to the side and walk towards your mountain.
Everyone has their beginning. It’s at the beginning that confidence and faith are established. I challenge you to focus on the positive. If there’s something you want to do, go after it.
It’s important to pray before you start something new. If you still feel peace, take a step of faith. Just start. Take the first step. The second step will follow the first. The third will follow the second. I think you get it. Little by little, step by step, it gets easier as you go along.
Small beginnings lead to courageous endings. Never underestimate power in one small step. Courage builds along the way. No step is insignificant. Every step, big and small, is an opportunity to move forward.
Courageous endings start with small beginnings. If you have a vision, step into it. Watch it grow.
If you’re ready to take a step towards your courageous ending, let’s talk.
Julie Barbera, author of the forthcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection
“Treasures Are Right Before Our Eyes, yet Many Miss Gems Searching for Pearls at the Bottom of the Sea.”