What does it take to succeed?

Dreams can be a funny thing. Sometimes it is a passing thought, and others when realized can become a burning desire. The difference lies in how we see our ability to see them come true. Honestly, we are only limited by ourselves and our imaginations. If you want to have a dream turn into a reality, you have to take some action, be willing to fail and get up again, and to see your vision long before you see the reality.

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95% of people never pursue their dreams. Not the big, life-changing ones. They talk themselves out of it. People are born, get an education, get married, have a family, work a job, retire, and die. This is safe but has no passion. Why do people do this? They are afraid of what other people will say and they are scared to fail. I would rather fail big than never try at all. There are many things I have tried to do that did not succeed. Why did my ideas fail? Because I did not try as hard as I could have. I gave up before everything was even in place.

I wanted to find a business that I thought my husband and I could do together. So, I decided to have an event planning business. Yes, weddings, anniversaries, and Quinceaneras. I sank thousands of dollars into the business, we went to expos, I took lots of business classes, and I was listed on sites where people could find us and ask for quotes. The truth though was that my heart was not in it, and I was so afraid of failing, I didn’t even give myself a chance. After one year and little inquiries into our services, I folded the business. Threw away all my materials and decided to go back to the drawing board. As soon as I did that the quote requests started coming in. I have heard it said that many people overestimate the first year and underestimate the third.

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At the time I was spending to much time worrying about what other people thought, seeking approval (which never comes), and hoping that the big dollars will just fall into my lap.

Afterwards, I started focusing on what it takes to truly succeed. I found that I first must find success within myself and my personal life, my inner life before I can be a part of the percentage that finds success in career, love, life, health, and finances.

Success is not something you obtain; it is a lifestyle.

I now approach life very differently. I seek my peace and inner harmony first. When I am full because I have taken care of who I need to be (for myself and not others) Then I have what I need to give to the world. This brings me a lot of joy. I no longer feel the hard struggle. I learned to care about what I think of myself, and not care what others are thinking of me. If I know that I am doing my best, then what other people think does not matter.

I found a great appreciation for what I have now. I found that when I was always wanting more, I did not see that I often had more than I thought. As I learned to appreciate what I do have, more was free to flow into my life.

I embarked on my writing, speaking, and coaching with a greater idea of what it means to find success in life. I now have the passion to fully follow a dream and see success. Both personally and in my business. I changed my focus from what I can get to what I can give. The Universe is abundant, so I released my worry and focused on the people I serve.

The biggest lesson I learned about following any dream is that you must just start. Take the first step, then the second. When times get tough, push through. Too many people throw in the towel as soon as things get difficult, challenging, or hard. Success comes to you when you realize you have climbed over the wall that was stuck in your path. When you look back and say to yourself, “I did it!”

So, what is your dream? I am asking about the big one. What is the burning desire in your heart to create something life-changing, people moving, monumental? It may be that you would love to run a marathon, but you are not a runner. Maybe, you would like to work for yourself, but you have never done that before. The possibilities are as endless as our imaginations. If you want to be a part of the 95% who follow a dream, it takes strength and tenacity to reach the 1% who succeed. You must become bigger than you have ever been to before. Bolder, stronger, and live life with determination.

The nice part is that you never have to travel your path alone. In every big endeavor I have had in my life I had a private coach to help me along. When I was growing up in dance, we had coaches, known as teachers. Mine was excellent. When I played the flute for years, I had a private instructor, he was my coach for years that helped me surpass myself and make superior ratings at the various competitions. Even now, I have a coach to help me take the next steps that I am unsure of. This is the best investment I ever made. And, it is one I will continue to make throughout my life. Encouragement from friends and family is not enough. They mean well, but they also tend to hold back. They are afraid that you may not succeed, and they do not want to see you hurt or disappointed. That is the angle their advice will come from. A coach has walked the path you are currently walking, or one similar and is more objective than family.

For a short time, I am offering Free strategy calls. If you have a dream and what to know how to get on the right path, or you have hit a block and what to get past it, then click the button below and let’s see if we can work together to see your dream realized. It is important to have someone in your corner to help you get past your own limiting beliefs and how you hold yourself back. You need someone who believes in you and your dream.  This is not a coaching session, but a strategy call. Schedule your time now because this offer will not last long, and times fill up fast. You will not run the marathon of you do not put on your running shoes.

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