“I want to take culinary classes”.
“I want to eat healthy”.
“I want to start saving money”.
“I want to start a business”.
“I want to travel more”.
“I want to make a change”.
We talk about our wants, desires and goals. When it comes to actually putting them into actions it’s a whole other story.
There is a clear difference in stating that you want to make something happen and actually taking the first step and making that change become a reality.
After working for almost a year at a coffee roasting company as a cook, I decided I wanted to learn more about coffee and roasting. I wanted to push myself. I wanted to do the dash my own coffee roasting business.
For months it remained just a goal in the distance. I found excuses to not start. “I’m exhausted”, or “I have too much going on”. I kept putting it off for “tomorrow”.
In order to make it a reality I would need to take a giant leap of faith into the unknown.
It’s the unknown. It’s uncharted waters.
It’s scary. It’s exciting. It’s stressful. It’s an emotional roller coaster.
Here’s the thing. You can find a million excuses to not try something or make something happen. You can spend your whole life making excuses to put that goal off until “tomorrow” or “next week”.
Or, you can take a small step in the direction of your goal.
Even the smallest step in that direction is a step toward making it become a reality.
Maybe that’s visiting local gyms and finding the right match. Maybe it’s not eating out and packing a lunch. Maybe it’s showing up to a local event in your community.
Whatever it is, take a small step toward making your goals a reality today.