Believe You Can
When you’re working toward a goal, you don’t need to know every step of the way to achieve it. You just have to believe you can get there and take the first step.
There is an analogy that I like, about driving a car, on a dark road, at night. You get in the car, turn on the headlights and start toward your destination. As you drive down the dark street, all you can see is the road directly in front of you. The only part visible is what’s illuminated by your headlights. But, as you keep driving the next stretch of the road appears and then the next. You eventually reach your destination by only seeing a small patch of the road at a time.
Just think about this scenario. What if you got in the car, turned on the headlights, headed out onto the road and freaked out? And then, you thought, “Oh no, what did I do? I can’t see anything. How am I supposed to do this? I can’t do this.” It sounds a bit goofy, doesn’t it? But, all too often, that’s what we do in our lives.
When we can’t see all the pieces of the puzzle, we get nervous and think we can’t do it. All the “what if(s)” jump into our head, and that makes us afraid to take the next step. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. We just need to take that very first step.
Don’t let fear of the unknown stop you from reaching your goals. Just BELIEVE you can, and you are half-way there. Continue to BELIEVE you can, and you will reach the destination.