Have you heard of/do you follow Gary Vaynerchuk? I first heard of “Gary V” through Kara Macdonald. I’ll be honest, I am still not completely sure exactly what he does but he has all of these little videos talking about making things happen in your life that I tend to be drawn to.
One of the videos I saw last week he was talking about how we tend to talk about what we are going to do, about our goals, our business models/plans. We plan it. We think about it. We talk about it. We plan, think and talk some more, and oftentimes never do it. Never take action, never start.
Do you know people like that? I sure do. Heck, I’ve often been that person.
Why do we have a tendency not to act on our dreams, or our goals? For me, it’s always fear. I’m afraid it won’t work. I’m afraid I’m not good enough. I’m afraid the timing isn’t right. I’m afraid of a million other little things. And so I talk. And think. And plan. And all the while life is just passing me by.
Gary V says, and I’ve definitely come to know, that we shouldn’t be afraid to fail, we should be afraid not to try at all! If you try and fail, you’ve had an extremely valuable experience which is only going to help you to get where you need to be. You are good enough. No one is better than you at living your life and your dreams, in fact no one else CAN live your life and your dreams. It is uniquely yours, and yours alone. You’ve been gifted this one precious, fleeting life to do things, to make an impact. Don’t let it pass you by. Timing is never just right. The time you act, that WILL be the right time. The days can feel long (especially when you have kids at home!), but the years fly by in a flash.
Take action on your dreams. Don’t just think about them, talk about them and plan for them. Actually do them. Actually try. Actually take a step in that direction. It doesn’t have to be a big step, but if you never try, you will never know.
Happy Monday, make it great day!