“Don’t be timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I love that quote. View your life as an experiment. Take the risk. Take action and see what happens. Live into this and you will make progress. Remember, if this process was easy, everyone would choose to engage! Few actually do, because it is not easy. But, it is possible. Adopt the mindset of Thomas Edison, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
If you have been reading along, and working on the principles that I have laid out for you, you are now engaging your dream. The previous steps of Self-Awareness, Thinking Differently, and Engaging, have put you on a path that few will dare follow.
Allow your imagination of HOW to accomplish a thing to clarify your strategic plan, then engage whole-heartedly to accomplish it. You just might succeed. If it fails, that failure may indicate lack of commitment, or it might indicated needed changes in your plan. Make the change and take action again.
Too often people give up on their dream when they were two steps away from a breakthrough. Sir Winston Churchill said that the key to success is: “Never give up. Never, never give up.” That is perseverance and it is the step that is so essential. Garth Brooks, in the song, The River, sings “I’ll never reach my destination if I never try, so I will sail my vessel ’til the river runs dry.” Keep planning your work, adjusting for error, and working your plan.
Until we meet again, keep stepping!