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To new beginnings

Leopold Španovič

8 Nov 17 · 2 min read

They’re not easy. Not at all. Nobody likes them. We try to avoid them as much as possible when we get older. The truth is that they are necessary for the growth. Everything starts at the beginning.

I almost forgot the feeling of starting something new. I fixed my routine, had a profitable business, I went to the gym every day and so on. It was almost perfect. But there was one big problem. Everything was the same. Don’t understand me wrong. I don’t mix stability and comfort zone. I was in my comfort zone. And you know what they say — comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. I felt the same way.

Comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

So we decided. We sold our stuff, cancel our apartment, we sold our business and went traveling. We knew it’s going to be hard. But there was one thing I found out. My cousin told me a story once. He showed me his hands and made a gesture like a chair with it. Each finger represented one thing, one area of the life. The chair can stands if there are four or even three standing legs (fingers). But if you remove the third one it started to get dizzy, and if you don’t do anything, it will eventually fall. After you’re at the bottom, you cannot stand up with all legs at the same time. But first, you have to fix one, then moved to another one, and next one, till you don’t have them all back standing and running.

My chair fell apart when we started. Not because it would be hard. It happened because there were too much of new beginnings. I was on the floor and tried to stand up with all legs at the same time. Each of them was new, unstable — imagine small horse trying to stand up for the first time. And each time we switched a place (we did it on two weeks basics) I had to find a new place to work, for the workout, and so on. I was like a lion in the cage, walking in circles with feverish crazy eyes.

That’s why we made another decision. We didn’t go back. We moved forward. We still have a vision of us traveling the globe. We went to a place where we already spent a year of our lives with a mission. To get us back on track, to prepare ourselves for our next big jump. From business world, I know that big things need a routine and discipline. And moving to another side of the world it’s not going to be an easy task. But we will manage it because we will stand on stability; because we are going to prepare.

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