The concept of facing our fears and walking through the water of our challenges always sounds appealing. However, unless we put in the effort to accomplish these dreams, all we will ever be doing is staring at the possibility of success, instead of truly enjoying the achievement.
By merely imagining that we will get through our struggles, we will never succeed. Dreams do not come true by simply thinking about them. True progress requires hard work, energy, and faith in ourselves.
Think of when you learned to swim or, really, learned to do anything for the first time. I guarantee it wasn’t easy at first and that you weren’t immediately great at it. Maybe when you first went into that pool, you flailed about. Maybe when you were first learning to ride a bike, you fell down. The point is that if you are now able to do these things, it must mean that you didn’t let the obstacles that lie ahead stop you from succeeding. You kept going and look where you are now!