Everyone Starts Somewhere

Yesterday I received a hand-written note from my cousin. In it – a simple quote with a simple takeaway. Everyone starts somewhere:

“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.” – Mike Dooley

Don’t get caught up in what everyone else is doing. Don’t stress about what you haven’t done yet. Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.

All of the greats we admire and respect weren’t born into greatness. They’ve hustled. They’ve tried. They’ve overcome the obstacles life’s put in front of them, but maybe more importantly, have overcome the biggest obstacle each of us face: ourselves.

Today, take the first step. Get started. Go.

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