There’re five birds on a branch of a tree. One of them just flew away. The other one decides to stay not because it’s safer over here, but it gets used to being here. Two others are still hesitating but determined to fly away. How many are still on the tree in the end?
There’re still four of them.
You may find it ridiculous because the answer is so clear, but how many of us have a clear recognition about such a situation you might be in some time.
Firstly, when a thought of change comes into your mind and it entertains you a great deal with the brighter scenario which this would create to you life. Nobody wants to be exactly the same as they are in five years or ten. You’ve thought a lot about that decision. You think of the good things if you’re successful with it, and you also make a list of what it would take you to achieve that and what kinds of pitfalls can be ambushing somewhere on your ways to success. You read a bunch of books on the subject, subscribe to a great number of newsletters, try to get connected with people who share the same points of view to talk to them and understand more about them. Those are the things you try to convince yourself that it’s a great work you’ve ever thought of and it’s even greater if you would succeed with it.
Not all the people you meet and talk to about the idea is one hundred percent agreed with your idea. Some of they guys even say that your vision is so risky and not worth your endeavors; and some others just say that you’re crazy. You begin to isolate and block yourself and your mind to these criticisms. They can never know how meaningful it is to you life. You’re trying to protect your newly-born idea from getting hurt. And somehow, you finally meet some people who think that you would be regretful forever if you don’t realize your dream for they say if you don’t think your ideas are good then who will? They’re so kind and understanding. All the same, you still ensure that you don’t live the world of your own. You become more careful and patient. You know that perseverance is vital for your achievement.
Nevertheless, will your dreams, ideas and visions become real if you keep on thinking, struggling merely in your mind and not yet take any action? They’re still here in your thoughts, not out there in reality.