We all have goals that we’re striving to achieve; Often, we have trouble getting started with our goals, or we discover that achieving them is going to take more time and effort than we thought it would, and we start to lose our motivation.
When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
The road of life is strewn with the bodies of promising people. People who show promise, yet lack the confidence to act. People who make promises they are unable to keep. People who promise to do tomorrow what they could do today. Promising young stars, athletes, entrepreneurs who wait for promises to come true. Promise without a goal and a plan is like a barren cow. You know what she could do if she could do it, but she can’t. Turn your promise into a plan. Make no promise for tomorrow if you are able to keep it today. And if someone calls you promising, know that you are not doing enough today.
Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass – to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that. You must never doubt your ability to achieve anything, become anything, overcome anything and inspire everything. Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own. I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.
You meet dozens of people who tell you you can’t do it. Surround yourself with the people who believe you will do it. Seek out and spend time with those rare people who tell you, no BS, why you haven’t done it yet, what it takes to do it, and how they could help you do it. Note how this advice works whether ‘it’ is robbing a bank, opening a gallery, or writing a bestseller. “It” is up to you. But you can’t do it alone. As many ideas you can generate, encourage them to form nests in your mind, for one will surely liberate you. Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.
Stop wishing and start doing, you are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.