“What if I fall?”
“Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”Erin Hanson
Welcome to Eating Elephants.
My decision to launch this new website did not come easy!
- What makes me think I can do this?
- I don’t have much experience re freelance writing.
- What if I fail?
My list of “what if’s” and doubts grew arms and legs, and soon became a GIANT ELEPHANT. I was making excuses and trying to convince myself I should wait until the time was right—or at the very least until I had more experience.
There is no right time. Experience comes through practice, not by sitting around and waiting!
“If you wait for the perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.”Ecclesiastes 11:4 (TLB)
Wise words indeed.
So much to learn
When starting out on any new venture, there is a lot to learn (which can be very intimidating). However, I was encouraged by something Desmund Tuto once said:
“There is only one way to eat an elephant: One bite at a time.“Desmond Tutu
One reason so many people fail to turn their goals into reality is because they try to eat the whole elephant in a single bite. They want instant success and give up when success doesn’t happen overnight.
Another reason people fail to reach their goals is because they fear making mistakes.
We will inevitably make mistakes, but the quickest way we learn is through making mistakes!
“Mistakes don’t mean failure…. mistakes are a part of success.“Unknown source
Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Mount Everest, described it best when he said:
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”Sir Edmund Hillary
We need to conquer ourselves, i.e. our negative thinking, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, etc.
And this takes me to the reason I wanted to create this website…
“Help others to achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.”Les Brown
My dream is to encourage, inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals and live their lives well.
Q. How will we achieve this?
We will achieve this through encouragement, inspiration and motivation.
Together we can eat elephants…. one bite at a time. If I can do it, then so can you! Are you with me?
“Never doubt what you can do. Because you can do anything you set your mind to.”Unknown author