How certain are you in your success and direction?
Let me tell you a story…
It happened a couple of months ago, during my traveling with a train from one part of Czech Republic to Prague. I was delivering training session, and I had a flight waiting for me the next day. One thing I was sure about is that I must take that flight! Unfortunately, I had to change trains. Therefore, when I arrived to my intermediate stop I checked on which track my train have to arrive and when the time arrived, I was surprised.
My clock showed the time that train had to be here, but there was no sight of the train.
What would you do in such a situation?
I saw people waiting as me and confused as me. I didn’t wait for the train to arrive, instead I decided to double check. Is the train going to arrive on that track or something changed? The information screen showed 10 minutes delay, but at least it will arrive at the right track.
My waiting continues…
Ten minutes passed and…. nothing. Could you imagine how did I feel at that time? The question on my mind was “Did the train arrive on a different track, and I had missed it?” Again I decided to check, and again there was a delay. You may think at that moment, “Big deal, you went to check something” and you would be right, if you don’t take into account the heavy backpack on my shoulders and the 40 stair I needed to climb each time. The point is that in the end the train did arrive. I manage to take my flight. However, the effort it cost me to constantly check the status of the situation was significant.
And I take my lesson. I was so conditioned with my flights, where once I arrived at the airport everything was clear and everywhere there are information terminals, that I felt very insecure being in the middle of nowhere and that the only feedback and information was further from me. I waste energy and time to check the status. Have you done this mistake as well? Waiting for a train is not so costly, but how about in life? When we start something new, sometimes we wait for so long to ensure that everything is perfect, that we never start that new adventure or project we desire! We waste time asking for opinions and comparing ourselves to others. In the end, we never start. In life there is one thing for certain. If you don’t start, you will never finish. What are the things that stop you to persuade your goal? Are you waiting to be 100% certain?
Maybe the only thing you need a leap of faith and enough time to do that new thing and you will see the results! I can help you dust limited beliefs and have the exciting life you deserve, just contact me for a free consultation! I will be happy to talk to you and to arrange a free consultation! You can contact me by following this link!
Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager