Greatness… is not easy to come by for most people including myself. Not everyone will capture their wildest dreams and although it seems unfair, it is the way life is. Unexpected things can occur, which can derail you from living your dream. Since I know this and accept this, I do my best to prepare myself for the unexpected because I want to reduce the risk of not being able to live out my dreams. There are things we cannot plan for, but planning is the best defense against unexpected risks. If an issue does arise, which could not have been foreseen, then it is up to us to figure out the best possible solutions to overcome, reduce, or remove the issue (whatever that may be.
Don’t give up on your dreams… is easier said than done! Over the years, I have come to realization that successful people push themselves to their limits and beyond. When I am at the gym, feeling tired and not very motivated to keep going, I tell myself, lets keep pushing. Similarly, when I am working on my business and/or investments and feel exhausted, I tell myself, lets keep pushing. I want to provide to my family the best life possible and sadly, a lot of this involves money. When my son wants to play hockey, go on a field trip, or go to college, I want to make sure I am financially stable and can provide him the money to do the things he wants to do. I also want to make sure he gets a nice start in life because this can make a huge difference in the way he lives throughout the rest of his life after college.
There have been so many times I wanted to give up and just act like this never happened. It is the difficult times in my career or at my business when I feel like I am horribly failing, when I feel almost embarrassed. In reality, I am trying hard to get something done and reach my goals, so there is nothing to be embarrassed of. I am really pushing myself to learn and create a better world for my family. Similar, when I am at the gym and people judge you, I say, we are all trying to make ourselves better so why would you judge? Someone who judges you or laughs at your for trying to improve yourself and become better is just an idiot to begin with. After you realize that, you can realize you do not need to take their opinions into account.
Make sure you don’t give up on your dreams by throwing in the towel. Make sure you keep pushing, even if you are failing or getting derailed. If there is something that means enough to you, then you will be able to continue on and accomplish your goals. I created civil accomplishment.com just for this reason. Life becomes a struggle and we need to make sure we are driving ourselves to the next level and beyond. We should be proud of our work and live better from it. What are your thoughts on this?