Not a single day goes by where people write an email or send a message, with a question they are struggling with.
More often than not, these questions are around their present situation and how they are not happy with it.
Someone is tired of their job.
Someone hates their boss.
Someone feels they are in the wrong relationship.
Someone wants to startup but is not sure if it’s the right move.
Someone wants to move abroad, but isn’t sure which country.
They graciously seek my opinion on it.
But I am no one to offer that.
I do not know. I cannot.
Instead, I ask them my favourite question, “What do you want to do?”
Most people reply with what they think they should do.
What they think should be the right answer.
My question was – what do you WANT to do?
If everything was indeed possible, what would you WANT to do?
Once they come to that point, my next question is, “What is stopping you?”
This is when reality hits hard.
More often than not, it is our own mind.
We have convinced ourselves that we should not pursue what we want to do.
Because it is too risky, because people will laugh, because we might fail, because what will the world say, because we may not get a chance to recover.
But you know what?
A year from now, you will regret not having started today.