Doing something that has never been done before means, walking in dark woods. On your own. With dangerously howling monsters everywhere and all the warnings from your friends and family still echoing in your head.
Society knows such a journey in the woods is bloody dangerous and the probability to making it out alive is nearly zero. That’s our belief. And this is why most of us keep away from the woods, at a safe place we call home.
Doubts and delusions
What we truly believe shows in our actions. Not taking action to reach your goals means you’re running away from what lies on the other side. Avoidance behavior is a shellproof sign of fear. Fear means, you keep and keep and keep staring into the abyss and the abyss keeps and keeps and keeps staring back*. Its glare paralizes and deludes you. The abyss makes you believe, that you’re too insignificant, too weak and in every way a self-betrayer. You’re never going to make it through the woods. Why in the world should you be the glorious exception in galaxy?
Stare at your goals – literally
The secret of success is simple: You need to keep staring at your goals and like the abyss, the goals will start to stare back at you. Suddenly, you see the next two steps towards reaching them. As you go the magic happens: the path starts to build itself in front of you, while the morning sun rises in your mind.
The warm light starts to fulfill you with joy and sheer power, as if someone poured healing water into your dusty glass.
The secret of success is simple: Be aware what you stare at.
* Original quote by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): „He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.“