Many of us have been castaway to an Island that we really do not want to remain on. Yet, we are too afraid to attempt to get off because we do not know if we will succeed. Maybe that Island is a dead end job, or an unhealthy friendship, relationship or habit.
For me it was becoming an author. For years, I wrote books, poems and short stories, then I would let them collect dust. It was only after someone told me I was wasting my God-given talent that I decided, like Chuck Noland, it was time to build a boat and get off my Island.
Maybe you have a dream you want to fulfill but everyone is telling you that you're not qualified. Maybe you want to self-publish a book or start a business or go back to school, but fear of failure, rejection, and criticism are impeding you. Whatever it may be, you can do it! If you feel clueless, do some research and get the facts. Buy a book or CD on that topic. Do whatever you have to do in order to learn. Most importantly, lose the naysayers and find mentors and people who support you.
Remember, most of the people who made it successful in their chosen fields were unknowns at one point. Even big companies started out small. The only failure is not trying at all. You can do it! Start building your boat today. A boat is your goals, dreams and steps you will take to get there. You have everything within you to get off of your Island and succeed.
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