FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
You cannot become great, rich, or famous if you’re doing what everyone else is doing.
Invariably, I have come across that people fear the unknown and that is understandable, because during the course of human evolution, fear helped us to survive. It is fear that stopped our ancestors from fighting the saber-toothed tigers, which could have been fatal. Few others would still harbor the hope of starting their grand journey to success despite fear troubling them and they began to procrastinate. Procrastination is good. It makes you lazy and inefficient. Hence, you don’t have to put in any real effort. You will always be ordinary.
I have never seen people having doubts going anywhere in life. The more you doubt, the more paralyze your life would become. And then they began to age and let time slip away. Suddenly, one day these procrastinators realize that it is too late now, because they are too old to pursue that journey. Some become zombie, doing what the rest of the humanity is doing while others would still harbor a faint desire to walk that road once their children are grown up and they become free of family responsibilities.
You cannot become great, rich, or famous if you’re doing what everyone else is doing. Doing average work gives average results. Greatness is not an accident. And a very few dreamers, which I call the real dreamers, take on the journey, because they know greatness is not an accident that will happen within the comfort of your couch. For that you need to get out, feel the sun, the rain, the mud, the cold, and taste failures. “The smallest of actions is always better than the noblest of intentions,” said Robin Sharma. The world was never short of dreamers, but doers! Great painter Pablo Picasso said, “Action is the foundational key to all success.”