Quote of the day – You have to start to be great

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It’s Hump Day beautiful people! We’ve almost made it to Friday! Are you ready for your PositiviTea quote of the day? I feel like this one can speak to so many people! According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States.” That’s a lot of people! I’m convinced the fear of not being good enough or even great for a person, a job, or a group are one of the causes of this incredibly high number.

We put so much pressure on ourselves to be the greatest right away because we look at other people and think it must have been easy for them. But not everyone had it easy. Not everyone had everything given to them. Some people were not the genius that they grew to become. A lot of people had to work hard to become the people they wanted to be. YOU will have to work hard.

I’ve said this a lot in past blog posts, but my dad used to say something to me a lot when I was younger that I never got until I was older. He would say, “People don’t plan to fail, they just fail to plan.” That is one of the most truest statements I’ve ever heard in my life. Just think about it. Do you want to fail? I don’t think you do! But have you put together a plan of your goals? If not, then I hate to break it you. You’re probably going to fail. If you don’t plan, how will you know the order of how to achieve what you want? If you want to start a business and are looking for investors, the first thing they will ask about is your business plan. Trust me, I’ve been there.

To bring this back home to our quote of the day, I’ll say this. To even have a plan, you have to start. Don’t think that you have to be the smartest, the best athlete, in the best shape, or the most popular to start something. You can start with a plan and then you can become one or all of those things. Don’t get discouraged by comparing yourself to others. You don’t know their stories, and other people won’t know yours. But what they will know, is that you started. That’s the very first step if you want to be great! I hope you all enjoy the rest ofΒ  your week and don’t forget to spread a little PositiviTea!

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