Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. – Mark Twain
Have you ever experienced a thought that keeps on coming back over and over? Like a boomerang you try and get rid of it, but to no avail. It keeps coming back.
Perhaps it is writing a book; starting a podcast; launching your own business which will create residual income and allow you more time with loved ones; perhaps it is completing a marathon; or living next to an ocean. Perhaps you always nursed the dream of becoming a life coach and through that help many others find their sweet spot.
Recently I watched a great movie The Walk. It is about a French adventurer who in the 1970’s had a burning desire to walk on a wire between the Twin Towers (Then known as the World Trade Center in New York City and now just a memory after 911)
I learned three key lessons from the movie
- Pay close attention to your burning desires. It is not by accident that you feel them over and over.
- Your passion—some refer to it as your WHY–may be the most important factor, but passion alone will not get you there. You have to plan relentlessly and find the right people and the right timing to help you move forward.
- Fate will always play a role. Some call it Providence. Others call it Destiny. I like to remind myself that luck is that which happens when preparation and opportunity meet. You control the preparation; surrender to the fact that you do not control the timing or opportunity.
Here is the action step I am inviting you to consider before you launch your burning desire:
- Invest only 15 minutes every day for the next 21 days and simply sit alone with a pen and paper, writing down the reasons you want to do what you want to do. Then keep those pages close by. We will come back to them later when we will dive deeper on what it means to move forward daily as members of The Moving Forward Community.