Every great journey starts with a small step …

Everyone of us have something we plan to do in our life. It is so simple to sit in one place and think about what you can achieve as well as who you want to be. But it is just the end of the road that we all can see clearly and can be strongly motivated by. The process leading to it which may be full of difficulty and may require us to be extremely patient is not a simple thing that we can figure out merely based on imagination.

A lot of people choose one certain field to express themselves. They all keep in their mind the glory of success they may achieve, therefore, they all start with full energy and enthusiasm. However, what you plan in your head or on a piece of paper is quite different from the reality. The first day, you meet the first difficulty … The second day, there appear some more new complicated things to deal with … The third day, maybe everything is not as simple as you first supposed it to be … The fourth day, you feel totally dissappointed … The fifth day, you think it is hopeless … The sixth day, you give it up! Not all of us have a strong-enough desire as well as the firm patience to keep on moving till the end.

My father always tell me every target need a process to fulfill. That means when you intend to do something, for example learning French, you should try not to spend most of your time to dream about how awesome you will appear to others once you become a master of French. Think about HOW can you get there. Don’t daydream about mastering French just in a couple of weeks. Don’t let the glory of the future-may-be success blind you and seperate you from the reality. A lot of people have so great expectation that they start with all they have, but they cannot maintain their effort equally through a long road. Those are the one who are easy to be disappointed and all of them give up quite soon. You should have a long-term strategy, you should do it day by day with an unchanged effort. Keep in your mind that every great journey starts with a small step and Rome was not built in one day!

One more thing that most of us have to face in the pursuit of success is the distraction. When you start to do something, try to focus 100 percent on it. Don’t study French today and think that Chinese is more useful tomorrow. And most of all, don’t compare yourself to others. Some people waste a lot of time worrying about how stupid and how uncool they are comparing to somebody else. When they intend to study French, they think about some of their friends who are already very good at it. And whenever they have to face some difficulties, they tell themselves that no matter how hard they try, they cannot be as good as their friends or they will never catch up with them just like the race between Asin and the tortoise. Try to keep a cold head, try to set your emotion aside. This is your life, this is your decision, therefore, you are responsible for this and nobody have anything to do with it. Moreover, you are a unique human-being in the whole universe. It is pointless to compare yourself to others.

I have a plan at the moment, that is why I want to name all the possible mistakes that I may make in the process to fulfill it. Today will be my very first day in achieving it.

Wish me luck! ^^


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