Start Where You Are

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What does it mean to start where you are? How many people can really start where they are? Not too many people can do that.

People start where they are for different reasons. First, they are afraid that if they don’t take action, their conditions will not change. Second, they understand that time is priceless. They know the value of time. They know that they are the ONLY ones to change their situations. If you take action, your situation will change. Third, they understand that the road to success is not a smooth road, it is a rough road.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”- Arthur Ashe

 On the other hand, people don’t start where they are for lots of reasons. First, they don’t see opportunities around them. Second, they are too scared to try new things. They have allowed fear to cripple them. Third, they focus on what they cannot do, instead of focusing on what they can do. Fourth, they are too comfortable to leave where they are. They prefer to stay where they are, for security reasons.

Remember, where you are doesn’t matter, what matters is YOU.