Just under a month ago I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of a speaker spotlight at AIME 2014. I really have to thank both Nanette and Winston who are the owners of Saxton Speakers Bureau for this amazing opportunity. Just last year in 2013 Nanette invited me to the event as an audience member, I was sitting right at the back watching the speakers in absolute awe and I remember thinking to myself “I wonder what it would feel like to be up there with thousands of people watching”. Who would have thought that in just 1 year I was able to share that stage with some of the best speakers in Australia. It really is amazing how things sometimes turn out in life, for the past 12 months I’ve been working on my craft and continually strived to improve and perfect what I do. Times like these I remember that if I never give up then how can I ever lose? I wanted to write this post to remind myself (and hopefully you too!) that when things get hard again in the future.. NEVER GIVE UP!
I remember looking at my goals at the end of last year and it all looked quite daunting to be honest. I remember reading a quote from one of the many books that I’ve read:
“You don’t need to see the entire stair case to take the first step.”
This really inspired me to just take the first step, one step lead to another and now I find myself at the top and preparing to climb an entire new stair case! I realise now that if there’s a really big goal you want to achieve right now in your life, you need to stop putting it off and just take the first step. If it’s a book you want to write, just write down the first chapter heading and the first paragraph! I don’t think many people read these posts that I post but I just want to share a quote with those of you who are chasing a dream or a passion:
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle and take the first step today.”
There’s nothing special about me as an individual, I am just like you! I have two hands, two legs, a brain, eyes etc. I really do believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to, just don’t give up! No matter how hard things get, never give in on what you love in life. My father has always said, “Why make money you don’t need, to buy things you don’t desire, to impress people you don’t care about?”.
However you stumble across this post is irrelevant, if you’ve read the words above, take the first step towards something you’ve been putting off forever