Did you ever think about how Steve Jobs became Steve Jobs or how Bill Gates became Bill Gates? I say it is because they were not afraid. They were not afraid to take an idea they believed in that may have seemed crazy and run with it. They are not afraid to be the first one through the wall. They were not afraid to get a little bloody because the first one through the wall always gets bloody.
Breaking through that wall can be hard though. There will always be that part of you saying that what you are going after is a bad idea; that it won’t work. Don’t listen. Instead, think of the reason you are doing it in the first place. Listen to the part of you telling you why it is a good idea; why it will work. Let that part of you overwhelm you and whatever you do don’t listen to the doubters.
There will always be doubters. They will try to bring you down and tell you that you are wrong. They will tell you that what you are doing is stupid but that’s all apart of getting bloody. You have to prove those doubters wrong and turn them into followers. If you have that passion and that ambition and truly believe in what it is you are doing, you will make it work and the doubters will come to realize that; they will follow you. They will follow you because it is a lot easier to walk through a hole that someone else has made than to create your own hole.
That is why we cannot be afraid to be the first one through the wall. Yes, we are going to get a little bloody and it is going to be tough but everything worth doing is. If we don’t break through that wall someone else will or worse; no one else will. Think about that, you have an idea that has the potential to be great and maybe change the world but you let a wall stop you. The world will never be able to experience that greatness and not only do you lose but everyone does.
If I have an idea with a wall in front of it, I am going to start charging that wall. I will break through and leave a hole for others to follow. Are you going to let walls stop you? Has there ever been a time when you went after something and got a little bloody? How did you deal with it?