Starting From The Bottom: Nowhere To Go But Up

Whether in school, business, goals or just in life many of us have started from the bottom at some-point in our life. Starting from the bottom can be overwhelming especially when we realize how far we have to go to reach our goals. Reaching our ultimate goal can be difficult and downright impossible when we first began our journey.

The Beginning

We all know in the beginning of anything rather it’s a new relationship, new job or just a new endeavor we take on. There may be obstacles that we have to overcome and sometimes this can be daunting. During this stage it is imperative that we stay focused on our goal. Without focus we can easily give up and not continue on our journey to success. In many cases getting past the “beginning stage” may be the most challenging. Majority of us know starting something is the hardest part to just start.

Life’s Obstacles

For the most part you have to go through many years of hard work, dedication and endure personal self-doubt, but also deal with the uncertainty of actually achieving what you originally set out that you want to do. This can be problematic, because sometimes finding the inner strength to actually follow through on our goals and passions can be overwhelming. This can be problematic when we are starting from the bottom, because we may face a lot of adversity during this stage. No matter what we always have to remember our ultimate goal and we can make it our dreams a reality.

Final Thoughts

In the end it doesn’t matter where we start from only where we are going. I have adopted the mantra “There’s nowhere to go but up” when I feel like giving up or not giving my all to my passions. Always remember only courageous people accomplish their dreams.


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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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40 Responses to Starting From The Bottom: Nowhere To Go But Up

  1. A. Blake says:

    Words to live by, if you can look up you can get up!

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  2. Elorm says:

    True. When you are at the bottom there’s nowhere else to go but up! Self-doubt is one of the hardest things to deal with though. When others doubt you, it’s a bit easy to use that as motivation to prove them wrong but when its self-doubt, it takes a lot of determination to overcome and motivate yourself.

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  3. Love it Now says:

    I believe that even when we fall or give up, still – we are going up, sometimes the way to the top is through the battom 🙂

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  4. jac forsyth says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog. Nowhere to go but up, is just what I needed to hear today. Thanks mate.

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  5. Tareau Barron says:

    This is great motivation. For me, will power and motivation is key.i need a foundation of support lmfao

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  6. “Only courageous people accomplish their dream!” And enjoy their journey when they are in. Thank you for the inspiration! Gorgeous photo of Yosemite.

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  8. Great post true.. never give up and the downs day just count what you have achieved then you dont loose hope

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  9. jemimajuice says:

    Your blog is very similar to mine with the messages we try to send out. Thank you! 🙂

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  10. I’m definitely going to keep this in mind today!! No where to go but up.

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  11. I loved your headline because it is a fact. Many people who achieve great things began with nothing.

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  13. Yo bro – you’ve been on a roll lately, man. Very versatile … from lifestyle advice, to spiritual advice, to critiques of racism. I see you doing your thing over here!

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  14. diadarling3 says:

    I love this! If you want to take it a step further you could say sometimes going down might be a good thing… like landing on pillows after a long day. You can’t let the bad get you too down for too long.

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  15. gpj103 says:

    I know the picture is there to complement the post but I just wanted to say that Yosemite is possibly the most jaw dropping place I have ever seen…it lifts the spirit!

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  16. Life is a constant journey which one must never sit idle. You could start something new or sit idle too long and have to go up. Often, the journey isn’t the hard part, but staying up is.

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  17. Idle Muser says:

    There has to be no looking back if you want to live your dreams. It’s a very tedious and courageous task to do. But that’s what make it interesting and fun to do.
    Courage and persistence over everything. 🙂

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  18. tinmccarthy says:

    Great mantra. Look up, get up, stay up!

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  19. Romee Cooler says:

    Sounds so familiar. Beautiful mantra!

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  20. romeecooler says:

    Sounds very familiar. Beautiful mantra!

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  21. shaunawlkr79 says:

    You are so right the only way to go is up! Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom to discover our own strengths.


  22. Lessons that we all have to learn if we are to succeed in life. What I would add, based on my life experiences is the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

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