Friday, March 8, 2013

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of: Going After Your Dreams Tenaciously

“Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There's no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.“ –Carly Patterson (gymnast, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist)

Some of the key recipes to fulfilling your dreams are drive, determination and courage. Without these three, your dreams can easily fall by the wayside. It’s common to come up against obstacles on the road toward fulfilling your dreams. You will be faced with tests, trials, and tribulations. Most likely you will shed tears. There will be days where you’ll feel that you cannot go on or that throwing in the towel is your best option. But even if you to take a moment to rest, gather your strength or build your courage, the key is to keep striving.

It is in those moments where you feel that you cannot move forward that you will need to pull on your drive, determination and courage. Often this requires you to make a decision to face roadblocks boldly, seek clarity about the steps you need to take or tweak your goal achievement strategies.  I do believe that dream achievers are those people who decide to do whatever it takes within reason to create their dreams.

It’s motivational to hear or read stories about people who’ve successfully achieved their dreams and goals. Almost always, weaved within those stories are life lessons about the strength to face and overcome tremendous obstacles. I’ve noticed that one of the key themes in many a success story, is the will and determination to keep on going in spite of the curve balls and roadblocks that come your way. Even when they fell, these people nurse their wounds, got up and moved forward. It’s not that they did not fail (some failed many times) during the journey, it’s that they persevered in response to failures.
So how are you going about fulfilling your dreams? Are you backing down in response to roadblock and failures or are you using your drive, determination and courage to get you through?

I Encourage You to Keep Striving!


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