Go After Your Dreams Today

chasing my dreams“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions.

So what. Get started now.

With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. ~Mark Victor Hansen

This has been one of my biggest obstacles with becoming self employed.

It is sometimes very hard to jump into the unknown. It is tempting to wait until everything is perfect before acting but in doing so, a lot of times the opportunity is gone once all the stars have properly aligned.

It took me quite a while to realize that just because there are challenges and obstacles in the way does not mean that it is not an opportunity worth pursuing.

In fact, it is quite the opposite. If there are not any challenges, then I’m either not looking at it hard enough or it will not be very fulfilling in the end as it will be so easily accomplished.

It can be anything from cooking an exotic meal to booking a memorial spaceflight for my grandfather’s funeral.

I have a notebook full of business ideas. Some are just that – ideas. It is fun to think about them but I know I don’t have enough interest in them to really see them through.

Others are great ideas that just need to be implemented but I sometimes find myself making excuses for why they need to be put on hold whether it be timing or financial issues.

I must have put off starting this blog for at least three months.

My total expense? $19.95 for the domain name and $7.95 a month for hosting.

I didn’t think twice of going out to eat and spending much more than that on a one hour meal.

It is funny how our minds will comprehend things and throw up obstacles that really shouldn’t be obstacles at all.

What I told myself was that it was the money. In actuality, it was the fear of putting myself out there and opening myself up to others.

Would others be interested?

Would anyone read it?

Would someone think some of my thoughts were crazy, ridiculous or stupid?

The answer to all of the questions is probably.

But when it came down to it, I just had to do it. Buy the domain name, purchase the hosting and start writing. Take the first step and see where it leads me.

I think I will revisit my notebook and see what else is out there that I am putting off until the “perfect” time.

I have always said that I never want to look back and wonder what if. It is about time I stand behind that.

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