Comfort! Are you comfortable with the circle you’re in?
The other day I took my daughter to a skate park, and I watched her go down several slopes, fall, get back up, and repeat. This went on for 90 minutes. She refused to give up, so I did what I do best, I cheered her on. Occasionally I would see her glance at the other skaters with full command over their boards, and I wondered what she was thinking. She has the type of face that you never really know what’s going on in that head of hers. My baby girl was born with a poker face. Which is totally unlike her mother.
When I’m disgusted, yaknowit! When I’m happy, yaknowit!
At 7:00, I yelled, “okay, girls (my daughter and her best friend), you have 10 more minutes left”. The lights at the skate park were flickering on, and that seemed to have signaled more teens. Because just like that, it was flooded with teen skaters.
As I waited for the 10 minutes to pass, I took a walk to the other slopes. They consisted of smaller circles, and no-one was over there. This seemed like a perfect spot for beginners.
Yes, the bowl was deep, but it was small. So once you jumped in, you can begin to practice your technique on a smaller scale.
Light Bulb Went Off
I yelled for the girls to check out what I found and explained why this circle was a perfect fit for them. As I explained to them, I realized that I was answering my own question about my new adventures.
When we dream, we dream in stereo! Some (not all) look at our plans and layout a 10-year detailed plan. After a month or two, fire sizzles out because we aren’t getting the sales we thought we would. Our circle was too big, not the vision but the circle.
When you are starting something new, you have to remember that success doesn’t come overnight. You’re not going to wake up one day and be where you want to be, and you’ve only been on the grind for 6 months or a year. Give yourself time. Make small goals, then with every victory, up the size of your circle.
Frustration Comes With The Big Circle
It’s so easy to give up when you look around, and so many people are running loops around you. We start to compare their success that they have worked years and years for to our 6 months of struggle.
When you feel frustration set in, you have to remind yourself to get out of that big experienced circle. Go where the beginners go to get the knowledge they need to get to the next circle.
And remember every self-made millionaire started small… So why should you be any different?
Small circle for the win!
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