Was it foolish?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, go back and read the article from yesterday. But, bottom line, was it foolish for my wife and I to take that trip?
Remember, I listed 8 steps that took place during that whole ordeal as follows:1. We had set our plans on where we wanted to go.
2. Obstacles stood in the way (being behind on time; snow)
3. Others tried to tell us not to do it
4. WE WERE DETERMINED
5. We proceeded and it took a lot LONGER than we had planned!
6. There were delays (flat tire/spending the night/more ice)
7. WE WERE DETERMINED
8. We finally arrived at our destination!
Now, as a parent and 30 years older I would likely say that, if one of my kids were planning to do the same thing that I'd be one of those trying to talk them out of taking that trip!
But, you know what? That's part of the whole thing that we miss!
If we (you, me and anyone else we want to talk about) want to achieve SUCCESS in whatever it is that we seek, we MUST have a YOUTHFUL-NOT-AFRAID-OF-ANYTHING type attitude and approach!
Now, let's stay focused on the fact that the trip was an ANALOGY and that the real focus is on our determination (or lack thereof) in reaching our goals and seeing the journey through to the end!
Have you lost that "not-afraid-of-anything" attitude?
Look at those 8 things listed above and, again, KNOW that they WILL occur! Not if, but when!
IT WILL HAPPEN!
You WILL have obstacles and it WILL take you longer than you planned.
Most everyone under estimates the time required to reach the success that they seek. Will you stay with it? Will you give up?
Others WILL try to get you to quit and give up and they may even tell you that you are FOOLISH for continuing to "chase that dream".
"You've been trying to do this for four years now...don't you think it's time to quit being a fool and just give up?"
Is it foolish OR is it worth it?
How DETERMINED are YOU in the pursuit of your dreams?
Regardless of how long it takes, how AWESOME will it be when you DO achieve what it is that you have set out to achieve?
Here me again: DON'T YOU DARE EVER GIVE UP!
Fire it up and keep it going!
And, as you do so, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
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