One of the most important life lessons I've learnt is that if you stick at something long enough, you will be successful.
It's also said to become an expert at anything requires 10,000 hours of practise.
I started on my little journey four years ago, it has been a rollercoaster, with successes and failures, ups and downs, moments of triumph and many mistakes. But I tell you what, you learn, you grow, you meet new people, you form bonds, you expand your mind and you start seeing success.
Jim Rohn says, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with", so choose wisely.
I had a little success on Sunday. Getting to speak in front of a room full of people felt natural. I used to be terrified of it years ago. I remember shaking like a leaf and being unable to breathe when I presented my thesis to five people. Five! My immediate goal was just to get through it.
Now the goals are bigger. I have a personal goal to deliver a keynote in front of 12,000. I've visualised it, I've paced up and down my living room speaking, imagining being on the stage and the big screens. Sunday was another step closer.
I suppose in the end I wanted something more meaningful than a 9-5, working for someone else. Don't get me wrong, if someone's happy doing that, more power to them, but if someone's not, then make a change and go for it!