As long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to start something big. I read books about the Google guys and watch biographies about Ray Kroc (the McDonald’s guy). I always wanted to be the guy who changed the world by creating something new. There was just one problem: I didn’t know what to create.
Then one day it hit me – a new way to organize crowds to do massive projects. A software service so creative it would shape the way people thought about getting things done. Block parties would spring up across the country. Giant conferences of would emerge and celebrate the world’s new productivity unleashed by this brilliant service.
You must be dying to know about this promising new service destined to change the way people work forever. It’s called “divi,” and if you want to build it the notes are buried somewhere in a drawer in my office.
You see I was really busy that summer. I was newly engaged. I got a new job. Those are some pretty big things you know.
And maybe I was exaggerating divi’s potential to change the world, but at the time I didn’t think so. I like to dream big. It’s just what happens after that I struggle with.
This post could be about how you’ve got to embrace the possibility of failing if you want to succeed, or how big risks yield great rewards, but it’s not.
Because before you’re able to face those giants you’ve got to have the time to get started.
— Deacon Bradley (@deaconbradley) January 30, 2012
We don’t have time to start that new website because there’s too much to do around the house. We never explore our passions because we need to unwind from work. Time to pursue your dream is never going to present itself. Time has to be made.
The truth you should accept is that you will probably never have “enough” time to pursue your dream. But every day somebody somewhere is making magic with the less-than-enough time he has. So can you.
That for me is convicting. Somebody somewhere is making magic with less than enough time. As Darren Hardy says: “If your WHY is big enough, you will find the how.”
Dream Big. Do Work.
What dream are you having trouble getting started with?