We stand in the way of our own dreams.
In the last week, I’ve listened to some incredible people who have passion, dreams, and goals. They have a burning desire to create a positive impact in the world. They want to change lives, uplift, and create.
The scary and terribly sad thing is that these friends of mine are so capable, yet they cannot see it. They fear taking the leap of pursuing their dreams. Their inner-critics have convinced them that failure is the only outcome.
Unfortunately, we are our own worst critics. Our faults and flaws are far more visible to us than our virtues and strengths. Seeing my friends display this belief in their lives has helped me recognize it in my own.
The following argument has played out countless times in my mind: Why take the risk when you have a safe job, a comfortable lifestyle, and a stable routine?
Growth requires discomfort. It’s a fact of life.
Unfortunately, the only people who do leave an impact on the world are those who are willing to step outside that comfort zone. A great thought or an inspired dream never changed anyone’s life until someone takes action.
Yes, it’s scary.
Yes, it’s risky.
Dreams require risk.
When you start moving towards your goals with determination, you will be surprised to see that the world gets out of the way… and most times, the universe conspires to help you.
Today, I decide to start recognizing and playing to my strengths. It’s time that you do the same.
Take the promises you make to yourself seriously, and stop standing in your own way. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish.