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Why aren’t you Pursuing your Passion?

“At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.”~Brian Tracy

A VERY common goal with people who are really passionate about something is that they always want to own their own “show/business”. However, more often than not, their dream and goals never happens and they still keep working for someone else.

So maybe your goal is not to be a millionaire, but to live the life you dream of, to do what is so fulfilling to you, the thing that you think about it all the time, and would love doing full time.

If you truly desire to be living your dream, whether it will make you financially wealthy or emotionally wealthy – why aren’t you?

Some BIG reasons why action is not taken are:

1) Overhead costs

2) High Risk factor for Failure

3) Lack of Independent Drive/Motion

So then, how can we overcome these obstacles and start moving in the direction of our ultimate dream?

  • Overhead costs – I obviously don’t know what your personal dream or vision of doing or becoming is, so I don’t know what overhead costs may be involved.

But I do know, that there are many ways to trim costs and keep them down to the bare minimum while you are starting out and building. Do your research. What do you really need and what can wait? Find someone who does what you want to do and ask for their tips and direction. What worked for them and what would they have done differently? Google ways to cut costs. Check with your local areas for new business program grants and assistance.

  • High Risk factor for Failure – Is there truly overwhelming evidence that your dream business is likely to fail? Or is it negative responses like “That will never survive around here”, “Somebody else tried that and it went under and they lost everything”. Or is it Fear? Your own fear of not knowing whether you can pull it off?

Success takes risk. The highest stock investment returns are on those ‘high risk’ options. Write it out. What’s the worst case scenario, and the best case. What’s your plan B. Is the risk worth it to you? What is the cost of never fulfilling your vision? You have to decide. Know that there will be struggles and even some potential failures along the way – but also know that even a failure is an investment in your learning and growth as you learn from it, correct it and move forward.

Lack of Independent Drive/Motion – So you’re your biggest obstacle? You just don’t have the initiative to make motions and move forward? Why? You’ve got to identify why you don’t have the burning motivation and drive to start making motions. Are you a procrastinator? Do you need direction? Do you have a plan? Start by determining your priorities. Then outline your goals based on those priorities. Next, make a plan on how you can reach those goals. Finally, start a to-do list, every day, with items you will do to take you closer to your goals. Keep moving and making motions. Each step, however small it may be, is moving you closer to your dream as long as it is in the right direction.

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valery

Now go!

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Motivation Regeneration!

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar.

Have you lost your motivation? Stalled out? Stopped moving completely? Let’s face it; sometimes it is just hard to stay motivated. It doesn’t mean that it’s a lost cause. Regardless of where you are, how close to your goals you’ve gotten or how far away you are – you can start, or restart on your path to success now.

For me, it takes daily reminders to maintain motivation and forward momentum. What works for you? Here are some things that work for me in keeping the right mindset and staying motivated, so I wanted to share them with you and encourage you to keep focused on your goals, stay motivated and keep moving forward.

  • First, think positive! When a negative thought sneaks in, squash it right off the bat. So much of reaching and achieving our goals is mental, we’ve got to control our thoughts and believe in ourselves! Believe in yourself, tell yourself you can do this!
  • Write down your goals, with dates as to when you’d like to accomplish them. Then, break them down into smaller steps & mini goals you plan to do each day to reach them.
  • Write down your ‘Why’. Why do you want to get healthy, lose weight, or get a new job? Identifying and stating your ‘why’ will help you focus to accomplish your goal.
  • Keep a daily journal, or to-do list to track what you need to do and what you accomplished.
  • Make it public! Putting your goals ‘out there’ for the world to see will keep you accountable. Find a success partner that will check in with you and hold you responsible.
  • Find an inspirational story, picture, something that helps you envision what you want and post it somewhere you will see it many times a day to remind yourself.
  • When you don’t feel like doing your daily to-do’s to meet your goal, revisit your ‘why’ and just do it.
  • Reward yourself for accomplishments along the way. A new outfit, a massage, tickets to the game or whatever; you need to recognize and reward small accomplishments as well.

Though 4 months of 2011 are gone, it’s not too late to really get crushing our goals! It’s a new day, let’s re-evaluate, re-focus, and GO! What gets you motivated and keeps you going? I’d love to hear them as well as where you are with your goals!

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