I’ve heard a lot of people say that they aspire one day to be a writer, or a leader, or a performer, or an artist, or a business owner, or one of any number of seemingly attractive roles.

I’m all for aspirations, but there comes a time when the dreaming stops and the action starts.

It can be tempting to wait until you have the skills required to be elite before you start, but the reality is that you won’t develop the skills until you start.

Because writers write.

Leaders lead.

Performers get up in front of an audience and play music, sing, dance, act or make people laugh.

Artists create art.

Business people do business.

Whatever you want to do, do!

Don’t want to be something, just be something.

Don’t say, “One day,” say, “Today.”

And the more you do it, the better you’ll get.

The better you get, the more confident you’ll become.

The more confident you become, the more recognition you’ll receive.

The more recognition you receive, the more opportunities you’ll get.

The more opportunities you get, the more elite you’ll become.

And you’ll go from being an aspiring writer (or whatever you want to be), to being a real writer.

And you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner.

What do you need to stop aspiring for and start doing?

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