How many times have you said “I wish I had that”, “I want to be that”, or “I want that job”? And how many of those times did you actually create goals for yourself to obtain what you want? Doing so is you saying “me too, then!” You are deciding to take control of your life and create your own future. Good for you!
A lot of people dream big and do nothing about it. Keeping up with the status quo of your life is definitely the easiest way to live. But how happy are you doing that? How satisfied are you with your achievements and how fulfilled are you with where you are in your life? Probably not as happy, satisfied, and fulfilled as you would be if you were living your dream.
So why don’t we make big goals and go for them or stay with them for more than a month if we do make the goals? There are many excuses we make:
- I ran out of time
- Life got in the way
- Work got super busy
- Kids sports started
All of those are valid excuses - if you let them be. Remember that time you tried out for the school talent show and nothing was going to stop you from performing your heart out? Or that time you were going to make the college basketball team no matter what? What excuses got in your way then? None. So why let things block you now?
Behind every excuse is an underlying fear. “Well I don’t want to be just like them, I want to be unique and I’m still trying to figure out how to do that” could possibly be disguising your fear of not being good enough to accomplish your goal. Maybe your underlying fear is that you don’t have enough experience and therefore your potential customers won’t trust you. Do you trust you? Then go for it and show the world what you’re made of! People will trust you. Not all of them, of course. But you don’t need all of them to.
Figure out what you’ve always wanted to do and start working towards it. You might not get there tomorrow or next month, but if you set yourself small goals and keep achieving them you will eventually get there. Reach out to me if you find yourself making excuse after excuse and aren’t progressing towards your goals.