With a New Year to look forward to, seeing your future before your eyes is exciting. There are so many things to aim for, but many people opt for “maybe” rather than “I am going to make it happen.” Perhaps this is a way to protect oneself from unforeseen outcomes, but when the stakes are not set very high, it is far too easy to find excuses for not going the extra mile.
Dreaming about possibilities is a pleasure. We can imagine the outcomes as positive, but this does not always persuade us to actually attempt to do something to get there. Lots of effort goes into the “what ifs?” but sometimes we do not have the inner strength to see things through.
This year forget the prospect of failure and find out what life would be like if we counted on our confidence to rise to the challenge. “Maybe” may as well be a firm “no.” Sure, there may be doubts or dread in your mind, but that is only a trick you play on yourself. Using “maybe” as a reason to reel in your dreams is stopping you from furthering your career, bettering personal relationships, and overall self-improvement. You will never make it if you do not give yourself the chance. Don’t you owe that to yourself?
Remember, not every experience is going to go smoothly or even successfully. That would be too easy. That said, taking that first leap is a feat in itself. Consider your trying the ultimate achievement. As you practice and get used to the idea of aiming high, you will do better and become the person you were meant to be. “Maybe” will no longer hold you back. It is really a procrastination tool that does not allow you to take your life to the next step. Be firm in your future by no longer waiting for something wonderful to happen. Only you can create your destiny.
This New Year is your time to dream big and actually do something about it. Wipe “maybe” from your vocabulary and replace it with meaning. You will feel the shift and see success.
Happy New Year! No more “maybes,” only MUSTS!