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Just keep going

When it comes to chasing our dreams and goals the most important thing is to just keep going, keep moving, keep doing. It can be tough to carve out time for the things we need to do to make it to the next level but once you get your roadmap done (which we focused on earlier this week) just keep going step by step.

Something we haven't talked about when it comes to goal setting is all the opposition you may face. There will likely be people who will discourage you from your big dreams. Usually these are people who are too afraid to dream as big. Or maybe it is coming from a place of love and concern. Even if that is the case, always remember, this is your life. You are the one that will be on your deathbed going through the big moments in your life. Don't have big regrets. Don't lay there asking yourself how different your life could have been if you would have followed through on what you really wanted to do. You are the one who has to live with you and your thoughts every day so do what will make you feel alive and joyous. Even if it doesn't work out the way you hope, there will be great satisfaction in trying to get there. Don't let anyone talk you out of your dreams...ANYONE!

Another issue that pops up is the fear you have of failing. I'm here to tell you that nothing is flawless. Nothing goes exactly as planned. There will be obstacles along the way that will make you pause and wonder if you are doing the right thing. Often these things are put in our path to see how serious we are about our goal. If it is something you truly want, then you can figure your way around, over, through any obstacle.

The most important thing though is to get started. Get that roadmap done. And tell people your big lofty goals. Shout it out to the world. Call your shot. We sometimes hesitate to do that because we don't to hold ourselves accountable. It's like starting a diet every Monday. There comes a point where even we don't believe we are going to stick to a healthy food plan so we don't even talk about it anymore. We are afraid to fail. Even more than being afraid to fail, we are afraid to have other people see us fail. But hear this...I would rather be seen failing my way to my dreams than not trying at all. Yes, people may talk. Guess what, they are going to say things if you don't do anything at all. You can't let other people sway the actions you take toward your dreams. You have this one life....make the very most of it. Why oh why does it take so long to figure these things out????

It's Friday, so if you have don't your mind map and road map, take some time to do that over the weekend. I truly want you do everything your heart desires. The only person who can make that happen is you. And I know you can do it because you are a badass. I'm still here, cheering you on.

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