Obviously, when we use the word, "it" in today's title we are referring to your goals and dreams. Another way to approach this topic is to use the question that I poised all the way back in my second podcast: "What Are YOUR Dreams Worth?"
Are you afraid to move forward? Does the uncertainty of "being your own boss" or "doing your own thing" paralyze you with FEAR and keep you from making progress toward your goals and dreams?
Here's what you have to ask yourself: Which do you want more? The future that you have visualized and that you desire OR to stay where you are and remain there for the rest of your life - IF you're lucky enough to keep your job?
How bad do you want success? Yes, again, let me emphasize that "success" can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people - but we're talking about YOU and YOUR definition/idea of success in your own life! Don't worry about other people's definition and desire for success --- we're talking about YOU! How bad do you want it? What's it worth to you?
Do you want it bad enough to...
--> Keep going even when you get discouraged?
--> Keep going even when you are afraid of the unknown?
--> Keep going even when you come up against a road block?
-->Keep going even when there is no one there to cheer you on?
--> Keep going when some around you even try to discourage you from moving on with your goals and dreams?
Bottom line, do you want it bad enough to KEEP GOING?
Many people are afraid to take the risk of dreaming. However, you must decide if the risk is worth the reward? We all should be more afraid of NOT moving foward and of NOT improving our lives.
The EASY thing to do is to do NOTHING!
Yet, I want to suggest to you that there is no such thing as "doing nothing".
When you think you are doing NOTHING, you are doing SOMETHING! Notice this...
By DOING NOTHING, you are...
--> Surrendering to fear
--> Giving up on your dreams
--> Taking a step BACKWARDS (you will move one way or the other!)
--> Taking the lazy man's way out
--> Allowing others to control your destiny (and that is NOT your destiny!)
So, you see - there is no such thing as "doing nothing" - we are either moving FORWARD and making PROGRESS or we are sliding BACKWARDS and losing ground every single day.
Which do YOU want more?
No one can answer that and no one can decide that but you! It is YOUR choice - and it IS a choice!
I want to challenge you - encourage you - to want SUCCESS and MOVING FORWARD more than you want to maintain the status quo.
You can do it and I am here to help! Keep moving, keep growing, keep dreaming, keep improving your life and....all along the way, never forget to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"