Only Read This If You Want To Know Why…

It's funny, isn't it – how you can be standing there all fired up and ready to really get started, then those same old doubts start creeping in and before you know it you've done absolutely nothing and another golden opportunity has passed you by.

You're not alone in this … we've all (and I do mean 'all') done it at one time or another, and it usually has absolutely nothing to do with the merits of what is presented to us … and everything to do with how we look at it…

I was reminded of it, last week while I was half way up the CN tower in Canada, travelling up in a lift … with obligatory glass walls and floor of course, so we can enjoy the view (and those select few of us not so well disposed to heights can stare fixedly at the only panel of wood on the whole contraption for the entire journey) 😉

I'm sure many of you will know that you can also venture beyond the saucer like viewing platform to the very top, where you can stare through the glass floor … which despite being a good deal thinner than you'd expect and secured in place with a selection of girders and beams you'd think weren't nearly sturdy enough … can actually withstand the weight of fourteen hippos tap dancing on it simultaneously or some such nonsense…

For the truly insane however there is also the added attraction of being connected up to a harness and dangled out over the side of the tower to 'appreciate' the view to an even greater extent, and whilst it was all clearly completely safe I didn't fancy it one bit.

Strangely enough, I felt none of these anxieties whizzing round Niagara Falls in a helicopter a day or so earlier, which on the face of it is sitting in a plastic bubble under a spinning blade flying over one of the planets greatest forces of nature (which has claimed many more lives than those who have fallen off the CN tower).

The difference, of course, was what I personally thought about the two activities rather than their actual attributes … and it is for this reason I was perfectly happy sat in the helicopter, but extremely vulnerable in the much safer environment of the tower (albeit stood on a glass floor)

It can be very similar when it comes to trying things online, where despite all the safety measures like money back guarantees and the massive personal and financial freedom it can bring, is still regarded very much the same way as I eyed the see-through floor on the CN tower so out of those who do try, many never really get started or seem to get very far…

Whereas getting up at what is referred by my Minions as 'stupid o'clock' in the morning and driving a car while wearing clothes you only had to buy because of your job in the first place, to go and put in 8-10 hours to pay for what amounts to somebody else's flash car, house in the country or luxury holiday … is considered perfectly sane and normal just because you've always done it…

The difference between those who will manage to change their lives beyond measure and those who will be sitting in the 8.30 traffic jam for many years to come are those who recognise this, see things for what they are, and step out of their comfort zone to reap the massive rewards on offer.

Until Next Time,

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Tim Lowe
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Tim Lowe