Have you ever thought about starting some sort of venture and found yourself wishing that you had done it five years earlier? I certainly have, and I’m willing to bet that you have too. That’s what I was thinking when I was in the process of starting this blog. I knew that growth would be slow and that it would be discouraging at times. I thought that if I had just started this blog five years ago when I first entertained the idea then I could potentially have a huge following by now and have surefire international fame and notoriety.
The best motivation I’ve found to combat the five year remorse is to just get started. If you don’t get started now then you could regret it five years from now, wishing that you had finally acted upon your idea. Just do it. If it’s going to take years to get where you want to go then there’s never a better time to start than the present.
What have you been putting off doing because it seems daunting or because you know that success is years away? Go ahead and put that idea into motion. Get started by doing something concrete that will help push the idea to fruition. Start that blog, contact that lead, just do something. Let me know what you’ve done in the comments.
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