What Would You Do, If You Knew You Couldn't Fail?
You would dream like you did when you were young, creative, and fearless. You would create "big, hairy and audacious goals" and would not let anything get in your away of achieving them. In other words you would say yes to your dreams and pursue them like you crave air, food, water, shelter, and take care of other survival needs.
So, why is it that most people abandon their dreams and goals when they face obstacles? It could be for many reasons, but usually will result from not having a "why" which is larger than their "obstacles;" not being able to focus on that why until it is achieved and being enjoyed; and, failing to repeat the process which worked and abandon what did not.
For most of my young adult life, I was teased for how I looked; where I came from; and, most specifically having a speech impediment. I just looked at these things as obstacles to overcome, versus giving in to them.
I vowed to use all of my tools to be smarter and more industrious than my peers and leaders. If there were limited opportunities, I would create a related one and master it. I never fought the system, but always vowed to be one of the best within it until I left.
By the time I went to college, I had masked my impediment and found my voice. Most importantly, remained confident in who I was and the messages I would deliver.
Watch my final out brief to our 800-plus member organization, as we completed a 12-month major event to transform our workforce and organization culture (Feb 2011).
Six months later, I moved on to a senior position in Washington, DC; championed many more projects; and, maintained my voice before walking away from it all on September 2, 2014.
Your Why Helps You Give Back
If I did not know my why, the doubters and naysayers would given me their lives to live. My why ensures I am a spring and not a sponge.
Living my dream also includes:
- Growing my home-based motivational speaker business
- Spending time in the Mediterranean each year
- Capturing sunsets, sunrises, moonlights, water, and clouds
- Joint venturing with leaders to improve our communities
- Sharing my blessings with others to help ease their challenges
Is Your Life Filled with Distraction?
I have created a special page with a free report to introduce you to minimalism, which could help you enjoy a more focused life and possibly get you closer to your dreams. When I focused on my desires, I achieved them faster.
Click here to access your lessons. Then implement some of the strategies today to improve your focus and find your why.