We have big dreams and great ideas. Unfortunately, some of us never bring those ideas to life because we are so scared of failing. Our beautiful dreams stay dormant inside of us and are never given a chance to see light. Every day, we keep asking ourselves what if? We will never know the answer if we don’t put the fear of failure aside and take the first step to achieve our goal.
When we look around, we see all these successful people that we admire; what do they have in common, “they all took the first step”. They were also afraid, but they were determined and took a leap of faith to make their dreams come true. What you don’t see besides their successes are the number of obstacles they overcame to reach to their final destination.
I have seen my two daughters falling as they were trying to walk, but they did not stop. Their first steps were boisterous, they fell, they rose, and tried again until they were able to walk alone. Keri Russel stated that “Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” I will say the smallest step you take toward your goal will bring you closer to achieving it. Most of the time, we are our own limitations and we don’t give ourselves the credit that we deserve. If you dream about it, you have a way to make it happen, you just have to believe and take that one step,
Follow your calling, take action to fulfill your destiny. It is up to you to be bold and courageous to take that first step.
This is such an inoperative post I love it. My goal for 2018 is stepping out of the box and my comfort zone, taking the first steps. When I start my blog I was so afraid what would people think because my mother tongue is not English.
Marcela, I had my doubts just like you when I started my blog this past November as English is my second language, but I would not let fear interfere with my goals. I am determined to do all it takes to make my dreams come
It’s so true that we can be our own worst critics and let our fear limit us. It’s scary to think about failing, but it’s also scary to never take a leap and go for it!
I agree with you Stephanie, you have to take that first step, and if you fail, learn from that failure.
Taking a leap of faith is so important in life. We will never achieve our dreams unless we seize them with both hands. Great post!
Thank you so much, Laura, for your feedback.
As usual with your blog, such true words! Simple, but so powerful! I hope everyone chooses to say less of WHAT IF and go out and do what they feel they were meant to do!
This is my hope as well, thank you so much for your feedback.
Your posts are always so inspirational. You have a beautiful writing style. Thank you for sharing your words and insight. Sometimes the fear of failure holds us back from realizing our biggest potential. But “failing” is often the first step to succeeding, so there is really nothing to fear.
I really appreciate your feedback Olivia, thank you so much.
It’s so important that we don’t let a fear of failing keep us from trying to follow our dreams..,
Well said, Shell, I totally agree with you.
It’s so easy to be afraid of falling. But you’re right we have to live and take the first step even though we might get hurt!
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April, thank you for your feedback.
I definitely love this. I believe we can be our own worst critic. The last thing I did that scared me I had to go head first and just let my feet follow. Thank you for sharing this, I needed the reminder!
Thanks for reading and commenting, Ariel.
Taking that first step is the thing that holds you back the most. Making sure to just go ahead and move forward is the best thing you can do towards your goals.
I agree with you Deb, the first step is the hardest, but this is the one leading to success.
So motivating Marjie. You have inspired lots of readers through this post. No matter how hard it will be, you will never know what will be there unless you try your first step.
Thanks Jake for your feedback, it’s good to inspire and help others. Sometimes, looking at the challenges to overcome can be overwhelming and at that time, we need positive support from others.
Such great inspiration and motivation!
Thank you, Lindsay!
I love the positiveness of this post 🙂
Thank you, Steven!
I love your approach of positiveness.
Thank you, Beti!
true words! the first step is always the hardest.
Once you pass it, you will reach your final destination!
This is what I try to tell my students! Keep pulling yourself up and keep going forward! Baby steps is still movement!
Indeed we should take the step not considering what the other man says down in our heart for without that our dreams are gone ..all gone.
Thank you, I needed this. I’m extremely afraid of failing my chemistry studies, it’s giving me very bad anxiety. But this post is motivational and I try to take it by heart 🙂
Chemistry is hard but if you are determined and focus, you will succeed. I wish you the best, Aga
Small goals always lead to big success, great advise!
That first step is always the biggest scariest step to take. I know I took a huge step deciding to start my blog, as many others have done, and I’m so happy that I did because I’m discovering so many new things about myself and the people around me. My husband is currently looking at creating his own startup and we are looking at that first step with him now.
You have done it and you are enjoying, I am sure, you will be his inspiration, Magen!
This is such an encouraging post. It’s easy to dream but you can’t fulfil your dreams without taking those first steps towards it.
First step is always the hardest, however, it will be easier as you go along. Great post!
Totally agree with you here. A lot of times, fear gets in the way and causes us to never take the first step. Sometimes, we just need to do it afraid.
You are so right! It really only takes one small step to make big things happen in your life. Thanks for sharing this inspiration post!
Thank you for your feedback, Taylor!
Yes I agree with you MarjieMare,
We don’t think how smaller decisions can change our lives 🙂
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your place.Happy blogging 🙂
So true. It reminds me of a book I recently read, The Compound Effect. Of course, looking at something from here (like a staircase) looks overwhelming. But you don’t jump from the bottom straight to the top. You take one step at a time, and eventually, you get to the top.
Problem is, we think a lot about ourselves and what people might think about us. That’s where we lose confidence.
Thanks for reminding me that it’s never too late to start working toward a dream that you have!
I agree! People need to get out out of their comfort zones to make their lives better.
Such a great and encouraging post. I have suffered from fear of failing and it’s not a great feeling. It has taken me a long time to just take risks. Thank you for sharing this as a reminder.
Hi Marjie, I hope you’re having a good day. I totally agree, it really is the FIRST STEP! Five years ago I was faced with this challenge. I was an employee who felt stuck in my job and it was draining me physically and emotionally. I’m not a routine person and I wanted something else/more for myself but most of us doesn’t want to step into an unknown territory. But I took the risk and got out of my comfort zone. I am now a happy owner of my own business. Thank you so much for imparting your wisdom. <3
I think the first step is the boldest step one has ever got to take. As an old saying goes, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, I think it goes the same with one’s journey to success. Thanks for sharing such a powerful and motivating post.