Saturday, August 03, 2013

The First Step

"Let him that would move the world, first move himself"
- Socrates

We all have dreams that we want to fulfill.
We all have goals that we want to achieve.

All we have to do is just simply take the first step.

But most of us have one thing that prevents us from taking that first step...


 We are afraid because we might be criticized badly or simply because we might fail...


Most of us think that we are failures. And once we do, fear starts to kick in.  We think: "I blew it, it's over." This is probably one of the deadliest lines we can ever say every time we encounter failures. Once that kind of mentality fills our minds, then definitely it is over for us.

Many times in my life have I failed...

...I failed in my preformace in class
...I failed in delivering as asked for at work
...I failed in handling my relationships
...I failed in handling my finances

...and much, much more failures have happened (and will possibly happen).

But despite the fact that I did fail, I discovered that it wasn't the end for me. Many times I was tempted to just raise the white flag and declare that it is over for me. Yet, I realized that giving up was never an option. I have witnessed myself fail, and other people as well. Did they give up?


They stood up, took a step back, and took another shot at what they are aiming for.

I have learned that our lives is about:

  1. Taking the first step
  2. Moving forward
  3. Failing or Succeeding (if failure happens, a fourth step takes place)
  4. Standing up
  5. Learning from the failure
  6. Taking another first step (and possibly even more)
  7. Succeeding
We wouldn't be who we are right now if it weren't for our failures. We would never learn to begin with if we are too afraid to take that first step. We should never allow our fears and failures get the best of us. Take risks, take a lot of "first steps". From there, we grow from our many experiences.

Don't be afraid to take the first step in your lives. It is in that first step that we learn many things about us. 

What we should do, and what we shouldn't.
What we can and cannot do.

Take the first step. 
Take the leap of faith. 
Take the good risks.

Life is just too precious to be wasted by being stagnant and not do anything about the opportunities that we are given.

Always remember that many times, God reminds us of one thing: "Do not be afraid". For He promised that He will be with us.


"And surely I am with you always to the very end of age"
- Matthew 28:20

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