We may not give it much thought, but it bugs us every time we stray too far away from its path, letting us know a more fulfilling life awaits.
But where to start? (One of the most imposing questions to ponder while trying to bring a vision to fruition) Even if we have a great idea that could lead to revolutionary change in the world, or at least in our own lives, it’s easy to get stuck in the beginning.
Too concerned with starting off on the right foot, we panic when things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Our first attempt resembles what a rough draft usually looks like, rough.
But how many times has the beginning of a task or journey been easy? How many people created their vision in exact detail on their first attempt? Likely very few, if any at all.
It took Leonardo da Vinci 16 years to finish the Mona Lisa. Thomas Edison learned how NOT to make a light bulb over 1,000 times before its actual invention.
The point is to not stop trying. You see, we have all failed and struggled when chasing our passions — a thought to keep in mind as we chase our own.
Yeah, maybe you’ve been stuck at one point, so you put it off for a while. In the mean time, life got cluttered (as it usually does). So eventually you chalked it up to being lazy, not having enough time or thinking maybe you just don’t have what it takes. But you’re not lazy, you just got good at making excuses. And you do have time; think about how much of it is wasted sleeping or watching TV. Whether you believe it or not, you’re more capable than you could ever imagine. You just need to find the motivation to keep trying — the same motivation that gave you the idea you could create in the first place.
So when all is lost and you feel like giving up, listen to that little voice in your head imploring you to give it one more try. And this time, don’t be so concerned with hitting a home run right away; have patience, and a little faith. Anything worthwhile will take time; but it will all work out if you trust in the process of progress. It’s important to recognize and understand, that the very notion of you attempting to manifest your dreams means you’re further ahead than you would be if you weren’t trying at all.
And the beautiful part is, after a while, you don’t have to push yourself as much anymore; your vision will seem as if it’s pulling you instead.
So take a step each day towards the calling in your heart. And remember, every great accomplishment started with the decision to try.