"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." - Jack Canfield
Do you ever remember being asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?" I will never forget that my biggest childhood dream was to become a professional skateboarder. I would dream of it, talk about it, practice for it, and had even convinced myself and others that it was going to happen one day. At some point in life, I realized that it was much more reasonable to join a real sports team, go to a real college, get a real job, and make a real paycheck. In order to achieve professional status, I would need to sacrifice all of those things, work extremely hard, and maybe even break a few bones along the way. That dream of being a professional skateboarder has since left my psyche, but the awe and wonder of what could have been has never dissapeared.
The reality of this dream is that it is probably true for most of us. It is even true of our current goals, visions, and businesses. Often times, we have VISIONS of amazing new opportunities and ideas, but most of them never enter reality. These visions and dreams are later taken over by reality of the sacrifice, hard work, and pain. I like to call this the PIT OF FEAR: where most dreams and visions go to die, and are hardly ever air-lifted back up into reality. You will always recognize the point of fear after you have created your vision and have the realization that it is going to be much harder to achieve than you had initially thought. You need to make a decision to jump if you want to SUCCEED.
After recognizing that this is where most visions fall under, you will be much more confident to know where you stand when it comes to your own visions. You will actually anticipate the moment when you realize that you are in way over your head and that it is going to be much harder to make the leap than you had initially thought. You will begin to jump further and further onto each new vision in order to succeed. You never want to have a goal that doesn't require a leap of faith, because it makes for a boring story in life. Would you ever tell your grandchildren how easy it was to succeed and that all they need to do in life is avoid their fears? Heck no! You want to tell them about how difficult it was to overcome your fears and what you did to make the jump over to the successful side of life