Most people don’t start a new venture of any kind with failure as their goal.
People want to succeed.
The desire to succeed is hard wired in us, or at least I believe it is. If failure is our goal, we really have to do very little to reach it.
But if we want to have success, we have to work toward the goal. It can be a big goal, or a modest goal, but we have to work to achieve. It is really pretty simple.
What is the first step to success?
I think the first step to success is believing in what you do. If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will?
If you don’t believe you can succeed in achieving your goal, how will you ever accomplish anything?
You have to believe that what you do matters, and you have to believe that in the doing of it you are making yourself, your life, your family, your world better.
When we wait for the world to hand us money for nothing, trophies for no results, accolades for any and everything (regardless of the outcome), don’t be surprised if we discover the depths of failure rather than the rapture of victory.
Belief that what you do matters becomes the power source for getting up in the morning. It motivates you through the day, and it satisfies your soul when you finish you day.
If you don’t believe in what you do, who will? You know the answer to that.
So, take stock and take heart. Convincing others that what you do is valuable and worthwhile takes some effort. But convincing yourself should be both cost-free and easy. Nothing to buy. Nothing to study. Just you and your soul.
Do you believe that what you do matters? You should tell me about it!