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Sunday, December 29, 2013

"A Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins with One Step" Lao-Tzu

Is it a person you are trying to connect with? Is it a job that you want? Is it a trip you want to take? Is it debt you need to pay? Is it a paper or presentation you have to create? Is it a meal you want to make? Is it a house you want to buy? Is it a car you have to repair? Is it a tournament you want to win? Is it a wedding you have to plan? Is it a family you need to provide for? It can be anything big or small. 

Sometimes we don't know exactly how we are going to get to where we want to go. We may not always know how to get started, which priority to focus on or how to ask for help. Sometimes we get started on a great note but have a set back, which can leave us feeling defeated. 

While we can't predict the future, and we can only plan so much it's important to stay focused on what we truly want to achieve. It may be just a few simple steps, or several obstacles to overcome. One of my favorite quotes states, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Lao-Tzu. I even wear a ring that is engraved with this quote as a constant reminder for me to always keep trying.

Every challenge we face has a starting point. Sometimes taking the first step is the hardest part of the journey. Once you begin you gain momentum to keep moving forward. Don't stop until you get to your finish line.

Don't let anyone tell you "you cant." At times it may feel like an eternity just to take one step or to see a single result. Be patient. Stay calm. Sometimes you have to try something 9 times, and not get what you want. Just know it takes that "one more time" for it to become a success. 

Surround yourself with people that can help and motivate you. Never give up on what you truly want. You are the creator of your dream, and the only one that can make it a reality.

So as you embark on your next journey remember to think positive, be patient, persevere, and don't forget to wear a comfortable pair of shoes :) 

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