How a small decision can change your life
Updated: Mar 15, 2020
When I decided to start my own business, I had no idea what an epic adventure it would be.
Sure, it seems obvious. But at the time, it hardly even seemed like a decision. It hardly even registered as a choice. But it was. It was a choice to be true to myself. To live my most authentic life. To bring my greatest strengths into the world. And nothing will ever be the same.
Oh, believe me, it's scary. People are all too happy to tell you the risks. 90% of small businesses fail in the first year and all that. But you're not a statistic. You are a unique human being with a unique offering and the world needs you to bring it. That's what I believe. I believe it about myself. And I believe it about you. Look, I don't remember who said it, but it's true, "There are lies. Damned lies. And statistics." You're not rolling the dice. This is not a matter of probability. You get to decide whether to succeed or not. And if you decide to succeed, there is a clear path forward. There are established methods that will get you there. Once you've made the decision to be true to yourself, there's no turning back. You know you're committed, and that's all there is to it. But if you're still agonizing over it, if you're still paralyzed by the fear of failure, then let me give you some reassurance. This too shall pass. The fact that you're feeling it means you're working it out. The fact that you're reading this means you're looking for answers. And there's hope. More than hope. I guarantee you that if you live your life from the heart the universe will answer you and lift you up. Oh, there will be challenges along the way. But more and more you'll see challenges as opportunities for growth. And that outlook makes all the difference.
Listen, this is key: Every problem has a solution. Period. There is always a way to take what comes your way as a blessing. A friend of mine coined the term "blesson"; I love that. If you're committed to a life of experimentation and learning. If you're committed to an abundance of imperfect action, then you cannot fail because even your failures inform your success.