Living Your Dream Starts with a First Step

Do you want to do what you love for the rest of your life? Do you want to achieve

Bruce Outridge
Bruce Outridge

that success you have been told is just beyond your reach? The truth is that there is no easy path in life. Hard work, dedication, and persistence will help you get to the destination you are trying to reach, but you have to take the first step. Failing or succeeding is not the problem because most people don’t get out of the gate. There is nothing scarier than business, I get that, I was terrified when I first started and many entrepreneurs will tell you that the feeling never really goes away, no matter what level of success you have the cards could turn against you and it may all disappear in a heart beat. Focusing on what you want will help you stay true to the direction that you want. I remember telling my father one time when I first started my business that I had finally done it, I had finally got on the scale to riches. Of course I was at the bottom of the scale and people like Richard Branson were on the top of the scale, but at least I was on the scale. That hasn’t changed to this day, I am still on the scale, I am slowly moving up and achieving the goals I set out for myself and one day I will be at the top end of the scale.

What’s the secret? There isn’t one, you just have to do one thing, you have to get started. If you are forty today and are thinking about a new career but afraid it will take to long to achieve, then think again. Assuming you would retire at 65, even if you took five years to complete any training required you would still have a twenty year career in what you love to do. Do something you love and you may never retire. To make that first step is the hardest thing to do, but those that take that first step, keep their head down, and move towards their goal eventually find the success they seek. Failure is part of that road to success and helps make us stronger than if we flew through life without any problems. So find your motivation for success, find your calling, and get on the scale.

About the Author
Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant and author of the books Driven to Drive, Running by the Mile, and How to Start an Artistic Business in 12 Easy Steps. To learn more about Bruce and his business visit

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