Test the Waters But Swim Anyway

Have you ever had that experience when you want to swim in a pool and somebody told you that the water was cold?

What was the first thing you do?

You may be someone who is courageous enough to dive into the pool. Good for you.

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But in most cases, probably you would dip your foot on the water first, hold it back momentarily, and then go on to slowly submerge yourself in the water. That’s what I normally do.

Remember this: a boat will not sink unless water from the river or the sea is able to penetrate its hull. In the same manner, block the idea that you will not reach your dreams from entering your psyche.

Have you ever had that dream you want to reach and somebody told you it’s hard to get there? And that you would be fortunate enough to make it half way?

Naysayers will always say whatever they want to say because they themselves have failed to reach their dreams. Remember this: a boat will not sink unless water from the river or the sea is able to penetrate its hull. In the same manner, block the idea that you will not reach your dreams from entering your psyche.

Just like the desire to swim in a pool, the best way is for us to test the waters but stick to our decision to swim anyway. After all, isn’t it more fun and enjoyable when you are able to swim in the pool with your friends rather than just stay in your cottage watching them enjoy?

I have been working in my company for 14 years now. Truth be told, I have witnessed how my company was able to weather two global crises in the span of my employment – one is the 2008 global recession and now, the pandemic. And in both instances, the company did all it can to avoid laying off staff. And to that, I am sincerely thankful.

In one of our project site inspections, 2021

But I would like to expand my horizon! I would like to explore my creativity! I would like to widen my reach! In short, I would like to swim in the ocean of life using my own business. Does the idea that the water may be too cold give me a scare? Yes. And not only that, but the water may also be deep!

If you are not yet ready to leave your employment, then you can always test the waters in the same manner that I am doing. Start small but keep in mind that you have a big dream, a big goal ahead of you. If you start your own business now, you will already learn the ropes of having one even while being employed. And more importantly, such a decision will also require you to learn something new and upgrade your skills.

Understandably, the water will be cold at first when you slowly submerge in the water. But eventually, you will get used to the temperature and you can swim your way to having fun! The same as with a business, you will also feel uneasy at first as you learn to master your craft. But as you commit to your decision to pursue your dreams, you will get used to it eventually.

Start small but keep in mind that you have a big dream, a big goal ahead of you.

It was also not easy when I started. I have had days when I had to sleep during the wee hours as I was learning how to establish my business – undergoing training courses to build a website, attending webinars at 2 AM, and juggling my time with family and work.

Two months since I decided to have a business of my own, I am now getting the feel of how it is. I am slowly learning. I believe that I have become more competitive as well. But this does not mean I should stop: I have bigger goals and aspirations ahead of me.

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It is normal for us to test the waters. Watch webinars that may help you understand. Listen to success stories. More importantly, commit to that decision that will change your life so that you can reach the life that you really want.

Search Engine Optimization is just one of the many courses a non-techie person like me have learned in the course of my business.

My decision to start an online business also gave me free access to thousands of online learning courses that would help me sharpen my skills. I can access the courses at any time of the day and they are duly certified once completed. With a combination of my passions and new learning to help propel my business, I believe that my goal to achieve the life that I want is possible.

You too can start your way to creating the life that you want, explore the depths of the ocean of life as far as you can. You are free to test the waters. The decision is entirely yours.

Subscribe to my page and I can help you start reaching your dreams and swim in the ocean of life with a business that revolves around your passions.

Be blessed and be a blessing!

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