I was just reading a post by Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach you to be Rich. One phrase struck me , almost at the end of the post and I quote ‘when I tell them what to do, no one does it’. ……you can read the whole post by Ramit Sethi here.
I have spoken to you about my ever expanding bucket list in my earlier blog post. One of the items on the list was to go to NYC with my family
I was watching the news on television today and they were showing how the streets of NewYork City were completely deserted due to the Covid-19. This was in complete contrast to seeing the same streets in December after Christmas, when my family and I visited NYC.
We were staying at the Newark airport Hotel complex and took a cab to come to NYC. I had brought my family for the first time to NYC and wanted to show them Times Square, the Licnoln Tunnel, Central Park, Statue of Liberty etc. There was so much traffic that it took us more than an hour and half to reach Port Authority from where we decided to walk down to Times Square because the traffic was just not moving. There was absolutely no place to even walk at Times Square. We still made our way, inspite of all the rush, to the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center. Inspite of all the rush we still went to Macys and ate the hot-dogs from the street food vendors. You don’t get better hotdogs than the ones on the streets in NYC.
This week I was supposed to be in the US again for an IBM event which got canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
I firmly believe, there is a time for everything. I could have delayed my family trip to NYC to coincide with this trip but then we would not have been able to see NYC. It would have just remained a dream and part of my bucket list. But when the opportunity came late last year we were ready to grasp it with both hands.
God has been kind on us that he gave me the inspiration to start my investment building in 2013. Eventhough I started much later than a lot of people, I still took my first steps and started. Which brings me to why the blog post from Ramit Sethi resonated with me. People know a lot of things, they wish someday it will happen but they don’t take their first step to start making things happen. I have been urging you in various posts been to take your first steps…..I am nothing special, you can also aim to achieve your dreams and achieve them one by one. But take your first step.
Once you take the first step, then the second and so on, momentum starts building. If you recollect your grade 7 science lecture, a water melon can have the same impact as a canon ball if its given the right momentum.
Let the magic of compounding help you get to your dreams.
Go on seize the day!!!