Imagine that you’re driving down a long road. This trip is different than many others, as you don’t have a navigation system or a map to follow. While your vision is clear, the destination is uncertain. Yet you know exactly where you want to end up. There are detours, exits, rest stops and obstacles along the way. Some take you down dark, empty side streets. Others lead to lush scenery and roads paved with success.
Following dreams is like walking a tightrope. The first step is the hardest. You can’t turn back. Hope keeps you going. Faith takes you to the other side. Expect great things to happen. Walk in that belief. What once felt impossible will feel within reach. What you achieve will only go as high as what you believe. Reach for your potential.
At times life throws curveballs when we think we’re about to hit a home run. Discouragement quickly sets in. We’re tempted to step off the field, and we lose the will to try again. Everyone steps up to the plate with the hope of hitting it out of the park. Yet very few hit a home run. Some make it to third base, while even more make it to second and first. None start with a guarantee of success.
Dreams, destiny, purpose and goals, it's easy to think about them. Still many of us live in a world of if and if only. The tendency is to look at them from a comfortable distance. Getting close evokes the same fear felt when approaching a mountain. Yes, the mountain may seem insurmountable at times. In fact, it looks impossible to climb when standing in the valley. True courage only comes after you take the first step. Every step forward takes you one step closer to the goal. The further you get from the valley, the smaller the mountain looks.
“Consistency is key. Pick up one rock a day. One day you’ll look back and realize you moved a mountain.”-Julie Barbera
It’s early January, and you’re sitting in front of your mountain with determination to make this a groundbreaking year. But how do you find your breakthrough to genuinely break ground?
Perhaps you’re like me, and you’ve been staring at the same mountain for years. You finally built up the courage to walk towards your mountain. Only it doesn’t seem that it will ever move. You understand that you need to move big rocks out of the way. Yet it appears that you’ll never make enough progress to leave a dent.
Maybe you’ve gone around the same mountain for longer than you can remember. At times, you pick up small pebbles. Other times, you’ve built up the strength to move a rock or two. You’re motivated for a while. It seems that you’ll break through to solid ground. You start then stop, but nothing happens. And…
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