I’d like for you to do me a favor real quick (don’t worry, this will benefit you way more than it will me).
Take a minute and close your eyes. Once they are closed, I want you to think back to the biggest thing that you have ever accomplished in your life.
Once you have the accomplishment in mind, go back even further. With your eyes still closed, go ahead and visualize and remember in as much detail as possible all of the ups and downs that you encountered along the way to this achievement.
Go ahead and do this now. Spend a few minutes getting a crystal clear picture in your mind. (If you skip this exercise, you miss the value of this blog, so REALLY DO IT!)
Ok, welcome back.
Now, I want you to think about something for a minute.
How many times did you have significant challenges or doubt get between you and your goal?
If you had a truly significant goal, one that stretched you and challenged you, then I’d bet that you most likely spent more time overcoming obstacles than you did experiencing smooth sailing.
You see, the reason so few people manage to reach really high levels of success in life is because they allow challenges and obstacles to take their mind off of their goals.
The tragic thing about this is that the goals are often very close to being achieved, if only they would hold on and keep fighting a little longer.
The key lesson that I want you to take away from this is that:
You never know how close you are to achieving a goal until you get there.
So, don’t give up!
No, fight bravely and passionately for what you want in life.
If you are struggling to find the fire within you to go chasing after your dreams, then maybe your dreams need to get bigger.
Perhaps you need a dream that is so big and stretches you so much that it makes your heart beat faster every time you think about it.
When you have dreams like this, dreams that ignite a burning fire within you, then you will boldly attack each day and find yourself living a life of purpose and adventure!
You know what you need to do now. Go do it!