Transformative Thursdays: Start Where You Are

One of the best pieces of advice I have gotten is to start where I am and use what I have.  Whenever we have a big dream, it rarely seems possible because we tend to look through the skewed lens of what’s in front of us. We immediately see our imperfections, weaknesses, past failures, insecurities, and lack of resources.  We rarely consider the possibilities, nor do we consider starting where we are.  All it takes is one step to get started. It doesn’t require having all the answers or seeing all the lights on green.

Each of us has something within our power to begin walking towards the dream.  It may be a phone call you need to make, a meeting you need to have, a class you need to take, a coach you invest in or a myriad of other things.  By taking that first step, you are one step closer to getting to your final destination!

Look at your life. What do you have within your possession you can use to get started?  Don’t wait for someone else to get the ball rolling for you.  Start now with what you have.  Get unstuck and move towards your dream!

-Coletta Jones Patterson is an author, speaker, life strategist and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. Her book, “Beyond Stuck: Creating the Life You Want”, is available onAmazon.  Connect with Coletta at

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