Nothing is Impossible if You are Motivated and Inspired

Nothing is Impossible
If You are Motivated and Inspired

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao Tzu

Many people refuse to try because they think the task is simply too large. For example, there are many who will not continue training to the level of black belt because after a couple of months, their goal just seems so far away that it seems almost unreachable. This is a common feeling no matter what the objective may be.

This wrong thinking stems from looking at the entire objective instead of simply taking it one step at a time. Break it down into smaller goals and have an organized plan for achieving your overall objective. If you are just starting out in the martial arts, don’t focus on being a black belt; focus on small, obtainable goals. Just keep taking one step at a time.

If you were focused on becoming a black belt, and doing it now, then of course that objective would be overwhelming for you.¬† Most goals take time to achieve; they don’t happen overnight. There are many steps you have to take to reach that goal, just as there are many steps you have to take to reach the top of a mountain.

If you want to hike to the peak of a mountain, and you go to the mountain and look up, thinking about how high it is and how rugged it looks, it can easily discourage you. Instead of being intimidated by the external appearance, just think about the process and begin your journey. Soon you will look back behind you and be amazed at how high you have climbed.

Let’s look at another example. If I gave you a 16 ounce steak and told you to eat it, it might seem like an impossible task if your mind was focused on eating it all in one bite. But if you take your steak knife and start to eat one small piece at a time, you will find that it is not only a very doable task, but a very enjoyable task as well.

Life works in the same way. Don’t worry about how big your objective seems, just start working towards your goal. Once you have taken those first steps, you will be amazed at how things start to fall into place. Soon you will realize that you have achieved more than you ever dreamed; and it all started with that first step.

Nothing is impossible to the person who has the right mindset, motivation, and who is willing to actually take action toward his or her goals. Keep your focus on the journey, not the destination!

Bohdi Sanders

The Wisdom Warrior

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