Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without training wheels?
This is a photo of me right before I went on my first solo run. I pushed off the curb and crashed into the bushes and then fell over my handlebars into the bushes in spectacular fashion.
My dad picked me up. We laughed about it. He made sure I saw the humor in my epic first voyage. Then he encouraged me to try again.
I was better the second time but it would take me many weeks before I would master riding without falling down.
It easy to forget these childhood experiences. Or brush them off as silly. But this is exactly what it takes to succeed in life.
You practice with training wheels.
(Education and controlled practice)
Give it your first solo effort.
Laugh and learn from your failures.
(Usually with the help of a mentor).
Then you keep practicing until you become good, then great, then excellent.
I graduated from training wheels to without training wheels. To a bigger bicycle. And eventually a motorcycle. And now my motorcycle has taken me on many amazing journeys. All because I pushed off the curb the first time when I was just a boy.
Every expert was once a beginner.
Every success starts with a first time.
It’s the same formula for success.
For everything in life.
At first you’re terrible and you fall on your face.
Then you get better.
Then you master it.
It’s as easy as riding a bicycle.
And yes. That’s me in the photo on my 5th birthday.
To pushing off the curb to start the journey of success,
If you are not manifesting all of the things you want just yet, remember this. Learning to tap into the law of attraction is like learning to ride a bike. You get better with each ride.
Life Transformation and Peak Performance Expert, author, professional speaker, and global traveler. Croix is the Author of Dream Big Act Big, Dream Big Life Planner, Morning Manifestation, and the host of the Zen Warrior Podcast. He travels full time living the speaker and laptop lifestyle living part time in Costa Rica and wherever he feels like experiencing.