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September 25, 2019

"Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try."

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“Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try”. Do we know why this is? It’s because every thing that happens once started as nothing. It started as zero. Everything in life requires a first step which leads to inertia and building into a steady momentum.  

Every accomplishment starts with a beginning, but what about the rest? When is it that we make the decision try? To me it happens in two different settings.

The first setting is pretty obvious. It’s at the origin, or the start.  We make some decisions that takes us from inaction to action, and that transition is the decision to try.  The second setting is a bit more overlooked, and even more interesting.  It’s the moment when we fully commit . How many times have we started something and then not backed it up with our actions? Those are the situations where we’re convincing ourselves we’re trying, but we really haven’t started trying yet. Great things can’t happen until you commit to the result you want.

This thought pairs really well with a quote I learned from my mentor, Mike Sherbakov, taken from the novel, As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen. Allen stated,“The greatest achievement was at first, for a time, a dream”.  So, that’s the start. Identifying the dream and what you want to achieve, so you can turn that dream into a reality. “Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try”. Go all in on that dream and make it happen! Knowing that we have the power to turn our dreams into a reality is definitely something worth smiling about!

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