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We all have dreams.
My dream is to work from home so I can spend more time with my wife. It’s not a sexy dream, but it’s mine. And I’m willing to climb the highest mountain and swim the deepest ocean in order to obtain it.
What about you? What’s your dream?
Is it financial independence? Is it being your own boss? Is it changing the world?
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality?
“Maybe” isn’t a suitable answer. Neither is “I guess.” If you want your dream to stop being the thing you wish you could do and start being the thing you do, you have to commit.
You have to be willing to work harder than everyone else. You have to be willing to look a little foolish. You have to be willing to fail.
If you’re willing to do what no one else will do, you can live the life everyone else wishes they could live.
And if you’re not willing?
Years from now, you’ll look back at your life and be amazed at how close you were to living your dream. It seemed so far out of reach at the time, but with the benefit of hindsight you’ll see how close you really were to obtaining it.
“If only I had reached out,” you’ll say. “If only I had stood on the tips of my toes and stretched a little more. I was so close.”
Don’t let “if only” haunt you when you’re old and gray. Don’t let “what might have been” be your last thoughts on this planet.
What step can you take today, big or small, that will move you closer to your dream?
Is it reaching out to your favorite influential blogger? Signing up for an online course or reading a great book? Ditching soda and drinking more water?
Whatever step it is… The only person stopping you from taking it is you.
Are you tired of being your own stumbling block?
It’s time to get to work.