When you stand on the southern edge of the Grand Canyon you can clearly see the dangerous, rocky, risky, steep, treacherous hike it would take to get to the other side. An ominous trek indeed.
That said, if someone pointed across the dangerous, rocky terrain to the other side and said:
“Look…that’s where your big goals and dreams are! That’s where you’re headed! And hiking from here to there is your only chance!”
Your jaw would drop, your eyebrows would raise and you may say something like: “No way! Are you kidding me! How do you expect me to get there? There must be an easier way!”
Important because the good news is there is no chasm between us and our big goals. It just looks that way from our doubting POV. And while many amateurs look across the imaginary chasm to the other side and say, “there must be an easier way,” the pros are excited by the challenge and committed to the adventure. They research all the possibilities, consult with experienced advisors, and muster up the confidence to stand on the very edge of the great (illusionary) divide that (appears) to separate them from where they are now, to where they want to go, and proclaim “This I shall Do!” And once that happens, the entire universe bows at their feet!
“There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too.” —William H. Murray—Forbes