How do you develop the courage to go for your dreams? That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? Because if you don’t learn how, it will not only cost you the millions you could have earned, it will cost you the realization of your passion and your purpose.
It’s a lot of fun planning the vision for your life and the action steps you’re going to take to live your passion. It’s another thing to keep moving forward as it all starts to become real. That’s where the fear sets in and you start to wonder what ever made you think you could do this.
Here are 5 keys to developing the courage to go for your dreams:
1. Move past the fear
I’m sorry to tell you I haven’t found a magic pill for this. It has to come from inside of you. Nobody can do it for you. And it all starts with your vision.
There is so much more to creating a vision for your life than just discovering your passion. There’s so much more than just writing down some goals. I would venture to say that you’ve done that before and it wasn’t enough to get you where you want to go.
Fear not! There’s a system for creating a vision for your life, just as there is a system for anything else you want to be successful at. The question is whether you will take the time to learn it.
Discovering your purpose was only the first step. To walk through your fear, you have to be clear on where you are going.
2. Create a strong vision
You need a vision that is so strong you can’t possibly walk away from it.
Once you have a strong, compelling vision that’s based on your passion and purpose in life, how could you let anything stop you?
When you know what you want and you’ve visualized it over and over and over until it becomes part of who you are, how could you stop?
When you see yourself in the life you will have upon the realization of you vision, how could you stop?
The answer is, you can’t! You can’t stop; it’s impossible! You can drag out the process, but as hard as you try, you can’t stop!
3. Stop projecting future catastrophes
Are you aware that 95% of the things you spend your time worrying about never happen? So, isn’t worrying about the outcome of things you haven’t done yet ridiculous?
Once you realize you’ve invested so much of yourself into your vision that there’s nothing that’s going to stop you from creating everything you’ve envisioned, what’s the point in letting your fears delay the inevitable?
And it is inevitable. With the vision you’ve created, you’ve tapped into the Universal Laws and everything you need is being drawn to you as we speak. You’ve used the law of attraction by being clear on what you want and asking for it. You’ve used the law of creating a vacuum by clearing out a lot of the things that no longer fit in your life to make space available for something better to show up. Think about it.
You can run and you can hide, but eventually everything you visualize will come to you if you take all the necessary steps. So why fight it? This is what you want more than anything, isn’t it?
Are you crazy? Why would you spend your time discovering your passion and creating a vision for it if you had no intention of following through? Are you the kind of person who does things like this for an intellectual exercise?
Well guess what, the joke’s on you. You’ve created a process you can’t stop. It will move forward whether you have chickened out or not. So what’s the point in trying to avoid your future success?
4. Get Out of the Way
When did you want something so bad you could taste it and then decide you were too scared to go for it?
The only courage you need to go for your dreams is the courage to get out of your own way. Just take a deep breath and move aside.
If you look back over your life, I’m sure you can find many examples when you did just this.
So the next time you feel like your courage to go for your dream has abandoned you, just tell yourself there is no reason to fight it. Falling into your fears can postpone your success for a while, but you can’t stop it, so why even try.
Get back on that horse and keep riding to the finish line.
5. You’ve Always Had It, Dorothy
The good news is you don’t have to worry about how you’ll develop the courage to go for your dreams. You already have it.
When you feel like it’s too big for you to go on, look at how far you’ve come already.
The bottom line regarding courage comes from the Wizard of Oz. Towards the end of the movie, Dorothy thinks she’ll never go home. Just then Glinda the good witch shows up. She tells her she’s always had the power to go back to Kansas but she didn’t tell her before because she wouldn’t have believed her. She had to learn it for herself.
But to find out how to unleash the power she had inside, she needed to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need.
So my little Dorothy, you’ve always had the power inside you. All you have to do is have someone show you where it is. You’re so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.
Get some mentoring if you aren’t achieving what you want as fast as you want it. You may need an outside perspective and a little refocusing. Because when your actions and your purpose are in alignment everything falls into place. Things just flow. I can help you get there.
I’d be happy to mentor you to successfully:
# Make your dreams more than just a dream
# Develop specific, targeted goals
# Take action on your goals
# Create a plan that gives you the courage
# Create a roadmap to make your success a reality
If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email detailing what you would like help with. As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself. When you have faith and a team that believes in you,it gives you courage. When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things are possible for you. Commit today to go for your dream 100%.
Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit“. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System”
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