"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Or as many of us heard it already - A journey of 1000 miles start with one step - more like a challenge than an advice. Because in the end this is the only important thing if you want to achieve any result, to start. Once you started, you only need to bend like a willow tree and adapt, testing new strategies and improving your answer to the trials thrown at you. Good luck. Stand up and do that step. And another one. And another one.
"The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them."
- Elizabeth Gilbert -
Choosing curiosity over fear will help us to step forward and to learn faster. What is fear, if not the absence of courage? And what is courage, if not the absence of fear? We need to know when to go forward, but not recklessly. Challenging ourselves is the key, if we do this at the right time. Try it.
"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."
- Lao Tzu -
Or as somebody else said, a wise man will learn as much from his failures as form his successes. And we can see the full picture only looking back, but we cannot predict the future, and very often what in the present moment seems to be our biggest failure will be, when we look back after few years, only one step towards our biggest success. It was an easy technique to alleviate one unhappy event, by asking yourself three questions. Will this matter in 10 days? In 10 months? In 10 years? If the last answer is no, then keep going forward.
Got my first company at 16, more than 20 years ago. Just a market stall, but still paid all my university expenses. Accountant for 10 years, then, one day i felt enough is enough, and i left everything. Changed countries, start working in healthcare, 6 years from now, advanced from NVQ 1 to 5. Meanwhile i studied yoga for more than 20 years, learn few languages, studied finances and economy trends, become an angel investor on small scale, start to learn about start-ups, shares, bonds, real estate and other boring stuff. Aiming for Tim Ferris four hour workweek, but I'm not quite there. Training towards a life coach, therapist and motivational speaker career. And all that when I'm still travelling around the world, going to any seminar or movie I'm interested to see, being in a meaningful relation and doing exercises few times a week. In my peak state i am an unstoppable genius, in my lowest I'm just a lazy guy who like to watch Game of Thrones or play LoL / HoS / Hearthstone. Average person with amazing skills in a crisis situation. Have driving licence but do not like to drive. Anything except maybe an ATV. Still need to learn Chinese, jump with parachute and play an instrument.