Never Give Up!
By Tina Olivero
When you set out to make your dreams come true, does something stop you? Are you energized, motivated, enthusiastic, pleased and inspired right now? If not, don't settle, go for your dreams!
We may think we are committed to our goals and dreams but if they are not where we want them to be it's because we are giving up, somewhere along the line. We may justify giving up by saying it's too hard or I don't like aspects of it. Or that people or circumstances are in the way, but the truth is... when we give in, we are taking the easy and temporarily convenient way out.
There's a huge price to pay for not going for our dreams. The price is our life and our dreams fulfilled! Not to mention our happiness, our relationships, our vitality and our creativity. Deep down inside we know what we love to do. There are a hundred ways from Sunday to express that into the world. So lets get with the program of our lives and create it! Here's a few pointers on how to make that happen.
Know what you love to do... and start doing it right now! Your mind and thoughts have to be in alignment with the passion of your heart. This will pre-dispose you to right action and catapult you into your success! Start your business, grow your business, get a new job, start that book, paint the picture, just get out there and express yourself passionately, and when you do, watch out! That's when life lights up, gets exciting and full of energy and vitality!
Once you've taken action you must be persistent! This is where most of us fall off track, when things get a little difficult, or unclear or not so secure we lay down the dream, fold on our truth and buckle under the illusions of the outside world. We either think it's going to be dreamy like Hollywood or that it's unobtainable like speaking to people all over the world at any time! (hello the Internet)
Know this... Nobody can impact you unless you let them. Nothing can impact you unless you let it. Therefore nobody and nothing has any power over you. You have power over you...that's it! To think anything else is an excuse, an illusion, or a justification to play small in the matter of your goals and dreams. You are powerful beyond words and you have the energy, insight and vision to know exactly how to navigate through your life so that it works for you!
You will have hardships, you will have challenges and you will have setbacks. You would have all of that even if you didn't pursue the dream - even more so! So there's challenges... So what! It's part of life! After all this is the "learning planet" and all those setbacks become our greatest teachers. If you could just step back and look at it like a great big game of hockey or a game of tennis - we could simply say, "ok what's my next move?" Turn adversity into opportunity and you've got a winning play for any successful outcome!
There will be moments when you will want to quit. Don't ever quit! Going back to your old life may look more attractive in the midst of challenges but the reality of that is, you can never go back to the way it was. You are on the learning planet remember. If you weren't meant to be learning and growing and building right here...you would be on the "been there got the T-shirt planet"! Isn't it inspiring to know that we all get the privilege of learning on this planet and when we do, it's interesting, exciting and inspiring! Know that the harder you work, the luckier you will get. What ever you focus on expands. The more you focus on what you want, the more of what you want, will show up. Stop focusing on what isn't and keep your eye on what's possible. Focus on the good, focus on the abundance, focus on being grateful, focus on your vision and goals!
World leader in success principles, Jack Canfield says this, "Adversity and discouragement is inevitable. No matter how well you plan and how well you execute your plan, you are bound to meet with disappointments, adversity and failure along the way to your ultimate triumph. Sometimes, you'll encounter what seem like overwhelming odds. And sometimes, the Universe will test your commitment to the goal you're pursuing. The going may be hard, and may require you to refuse to give up while you learn new lessons, develop new parts of yourself, and make difficult decisions. And, adversity is what gives you the opportunity to develop your inner resources of character and courage. Adversity is a great teacher. It will test you and make you stronger. But you have to hang in there and not give up!" More than 4000 years ago in China, Confucius wrote: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
This is the journey of the pursuit of your dreams. Jump over obstacles, move through fears and catapult into action and right results. Be a designer of solutions. Focus on the extraordinary and what has not been possible - up until you came along!
You are a very very powerful human being. And as I see you as this, so shall you be. Everyone around you is powerful, see them as this, and so shall they be! The way you observe your world, creates your world. That's just how powerful we are as human beings! Now that's amazing!