Today in Toastmaster’s my friend Luis gave another beautifully powerful speech in regards to starting. He began the speech with a quote which really resonated with me..
“a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”
We all have these brilliant, creative ideas that ricochet through our brains however we tend to persuade ourselves the ideas can never actually amount to anything. (It’s too late, someone else already does it better than I can, I will never be that good, etc..) We must stop thinking like that.
Luis hammered home the speech detailing that Albert Einstein did not just wake up one day and bring e=mc2 to fruition. He started somewhere. Michael Jordan did not just magically become one of the best players the NBA has ever seen. He started somewhere. With one single step.
One year ago I never would have imagined I would be creating WordPress websites (with the Genesis framework, the best framework in the league), but I started with that one step. As Luis ingeniously stated today, I encourage you to “pick up an instrument, pick up a weight or pick up a book.”
Take that first step. The world is yours.
Thank you Luis for the motivating, passionate speech which I had to share.. Keep inspiring.