Perhaps you have been struggling from failing to achieve your personal or professional goals. Maybe you have experienced failure many times in the past. However, sometimes the solution is right there in front of us, if only we could just see the answer through the fog of disappointment that surrounds us.

But now is the time to act because now is different. It is a different set of circumstances. You have learned so much from previous disappointments. You are a different person, and that is what makes a good opportunity to move forward.

When thinking of opportunities, consider two of the greatest people who influenced the lives of so many. Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Edison who lived in different eras, but common threads interlink their lives. Both were people who failed many times at trying to achieve their goals.

Let the stories of these two personalities influence your current and future thinking. They did not look at their failures as an end, but as a beginning. When they got knocked down, they got back up and started over. When they applied what they learned from failure, their subsequent results were much different than before.

Now is the time you can experience what you have never been able to do previously. Now you can follow through on the things you have been unable, or unwilling, to do in the past. Now is your time to move forward with a sense of confidence. Now is your time to act. Now is when you can truly make a difference. Stand up, step forward, and achieve the success you deserve and so long have sought. It’s yours for the taking.

Think about now as it is the time to take action. All journeys begin with one step so take some action right now! You may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.