You have to start to be great

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

Starting can be intimidating and scary.  Starting means that you might end up failing and people might even see you fail.  Starting means admitting something matters to you.  Starting means admitting that you care.   Yep.  That’s all true.   But starting is what you HAVE to do if you want to ever accomplish anything in life!

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.  If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.”

You have to put yourself out there and try.  You just do.  And you have to stop worrying so much about failing and stop worrying about what other people may think or say.  At the end of the day no one will care what someone else said, but everyone will care tremendously about what you actually did, and so will you!  The proof is always in the actions, not the words.  And you don’t have to succeed at something to be successful.  In my opinion successful is the result of trying your best even when it doesn’t end up the way you wanted it to.  Successful is about the character of the person who had the courage to give it their best shot even when they knew it was a longshot.

So today’s challenge is to get out there and TRY!  START! And if your plan A doesn’t work just keep going through the rest of those alphabet letters…you still have plenty more to go 🙂   Learn from every attempt you make, especially the attempts that feel life failures.  Then be proud of yourself for starting, because it is starting that made you great!

~Amy

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