Recently, I was reminded that moving is at the core of our being. Our creator first introduced himself as a mover and shaker. If we are really like him and not like trees, being stagnant should make us uncomfortable. So, if you have been doing the same thing for longer than required, it is time to have that conversation with yourself.
According to a famous Chinese proverb, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I knew I wanted to do so many things, writing was by far the easier and cheapest to execute. All I needed was a pen and paper or a phone and with the right focus, inspiration will come. At that point, I didn’t know what I wanted to write about, so I opened an ideas dump. It was messy and all over the place, but each conversation brought us closer to what will become our reality.
It became clearer that whatever it was, it had to do with sharing life stories that got people to think and do something differently. I started to write and archive as I was inspired. I needed a platform, and someone offered to help set up a blog site. The focus, theme and name changed several times in the three months of conceptualization. My husband had content too and an audience eager to hear him as he already mentored students and youths in our city. So, we agreed to team up.
Finally, everything made sense, the focus was clearer and with clarity came a name and a Go Live date. With just one click, Life and Becoming was introduced to the world. We started with no idea where it was going or what to expect. A few posts later with views from usual and unusual places, suddenly more HELP came. Someone reached out to me, the conversation was nice and polite, but the message was clear, your brand needs a millennial or Gen Z’s touch. We are not exactly techy, so when young blood shows up to help, we gladly accept the offer. It was an offer to help upgrade our site, create a logo and work on our videos for FREE, you heard me right F.R.E.E. Apparently, a few clicks were all that was required to switch things up.
Over the years, we have grown to love hanging around young blood. The reason is simple, they take you places that your aging brain cannot navigate. We also got to watch our relationship deposits foot the bills for our dreams. It is always a wonderful feeling when you get the chance to withdraw resources for a project from your emotional bank account. In life, when you invest in people and expect nothing in return, you always get something in return so pay attention to your relationships.
As this journey continues to unfold, I am learning that if you wait to figure everything out before starting anything in life, your dream is likely to go to the grave with you. We are developing the skills required along the way and learning how to make videos and navigate social media. We are making and learning from our mistakes and improving our writing skills with each post. This is possible because we had the audacity to take baby steps.
Sometimes, all you need to do to start is take that first step, click that one button or make that phone call. The rest is usually history. You need to take a step and trust that each step will bring you closer to achieving your dream. I guess it makes sense now when they say every seed has embedded in it the resources required to enable it grow. Do your part and plant the seed and in Steve Furtick’s word, ‘Let the dirt do its work’.
Everyone has something they really want to do, take a cue from us, just start and give it all you’ve got, someone will notice and help for each phase will come. We would like to say a big thank you to our Tech Helpers @ JLewis for Blog setup and @OEkpo for brand upgrades.
Make a firm decision today to get moving as you watch your dreams become a reality. Take the first step and make it B.O.L.D.
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As you keep your 👀 on who you are becoming, we wish you all the best that life has to offer.
The read I need this moment. Thanks Life and becoming
You are welcome
Totally agree with your postulations. Small beginnings, great endings. Starting small and finishing strong. Bravo. Keep them coming.
Indeed every great ending begins with a little step..Thank you for visiting our site
There’s also nothing better than being part of someone’s baby steps. There’s that very satisfying feeling. 🤗
I Always look out for opportunities to help people take their bold moves because in that you also get courage to make yours!
Thank you for featuring me in this article! It sent goosebumps all over me. 😁
👏👏👏👏👏👏 Thank you again!
I don’t know why I just feel this particular article is for me …. we all need move on and not give up on our dreams . Thanks you for throwing more light on this
If you feel it is for you, then take it and run with it. Thanks again
Baby steps is definitely the way to go, one step at a time makes the journey more manageable. Excellent!
Thank you, step by step until you get to the finish line
Great read. Thank you for the write up. Needed!
“I am learning that if you wait to figure everything out before starting anything in life, your dream is likely to go to the grave with you.”
“We are developing the skills required along the way.”
All we need to do is to take that first bold step and keep improving our selves by learning new things in the process.
That first step is key to growth.
Thank you very much, Knowledge is power, the more you open yourself up to new learning, the more you are emboldened to take forward step.
Awesome piece! I look forward to reading every Saturday because the style and depth of each piece is truly inspiring.
…being stagnant should make us uncomfortable…. this truly resonates with me and has finally helped me understand and define my seemingly restless nature!
Thank you Thelma and Idorenyin!
Wow, thank you very much!
It’s usually fear that stops people from taking the baby steps, but once you overcome it, the rest is history.
Thank you, we pray for courage along the way to deal with fear and choose faith always
I am sure “baby Steps” is a giant Step everyone must take in life. Though trials, mistakes and errors compliments this Steps but Alas! Every consistent and patient move brings Joy Of Success Stories.
Well said, no matter the seasons that your dreams go, stay focused!
One of my favourite quotes of all time is: “People call me an overnight success, what they don’t realise is that my overnight success was my longest night”. Baby steps are the first of very many steps along the way to achievement. Going beyond that, the problem with many of us is not in getting started. It’s in the staying with the project we believe in through the pain, through the discouragement, through the set backs, and through the seeming lack of results whether self-perceived or externally driven.
Thank you, hmm I have sometimes felt that way about some success stories but now we know that behind the scene of every real success story is WORK and CONSISTENCY. Very important to stay the course
My friend says ‘God usually doesn’t show you the entire stretch. He shows you a next step, and as you trust Him with that bold move, he shows you the next, then the next, then the next’. It’s interesting how each step ‘magically’ brings you closer to your vision, sometimes helping you to fulfil dreams you never even had.
I like your logo and how much work and consistency you put into your writing. Thanks for another beautiful piece.
Thank you for always taking time to say something, I like the magic of trusting part….sounds like an article brewing right there.