In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. observed holiday, I’d like to reflect on some words of wisdom from the inspiring leader and orator:
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
You never know where that first step will lead you unless you’re actually willing to take it. For many years, I just thought about starting my own business but always found a way to talk myself out of it because of the many unknowns. Would I fail? Would I succeed? Would I be able to make people believe in me and my services? These questions and countless others kept me stagnant and unfulfilled for the longest but the thought continued to nag me. Then one day, it finally occurred to me: If I didn’t believe in myself, I couldn’t possibly expect anyone else to. From that day on, I decided to take a chance on myself and pursue my dream of small business ownership. Besides, what’s the worst that could happen? Yes, I could fail in my endeavors but even a potential failure presents an opportunity for growth. There was also, however, the chance that I could succeed in this venture. Deciding to look at my glass as half-full, I threw caution to the wind, opened Virtual Cachet, and haven’t looked back since. Since then, I’ve had such piece of mind because I stopped being my own enemy and took charge of my own destiny.
Individuals, job seekers, managers, supervisors, business owners, and others: Are you getting in your own way? Whether your goal is lifestyle- or career-oriented, commit to taking your first step now, and see where it will take you.