Any dream or goal worth having takes time. The steps toward your goals may seem long and sometimes it may seem like “nothing is happening”. Most often, each step won’t have a big cash out or reward right away, but you have to take each step anyways.
When it feels like “nothing is happening”, use your imagination to stay motivated. Dream about what it will be like when you do lose the 50 pounds, get a new client, or find an awesome new job. Delayed gratification helps you build patience and gratitude toward the thing you are working for. Being patient with the process is a lesson all on its own. It took discipline and motivation for you realize that you needed to change. You had to stop listening to the naysayers, get rid of limiting beliefs, and find great people that you could model.
Change is not easy, but it is addicting. Once you discover that you can change one thing in your life, you start to wonder – what else can I change? You feel empowered. The thing is to keep on moving. People are great at starting, but many get lost in the steps because there is no instant gratification in achieving something worth having! Even though the process can be challenging, the lessons you will have learned about yourself are powerful and long lasting.
Final Thoughts: Be fearless & confident. Keep moving, keep trying, and keep growing. You are not alone. Read this the next time “nothing is happening!”
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I am learning as fast as I can. I dream about my goals everyday, every minute, and every second. I dream about the day when my dreams have been accomplished. I dream about the steps it will take to get there. I have nightmares about not getting there or failing, this fuels my fire! I know that I learn from falling and getting back up and that makes me stronger.
I feel closer to my goals everyday, even though some of the steps are boring and produce no instant rewards. I know that the end will come no matter what. I’d rather die trying then die with any regrets. There are many naysayers to discourage me from moving forward. I don’t let them get to me. I’d rather be happy with no friends, then miserable and popular.
I have come a long way and I celebrate every moment of growth. I thank God for the strength and the opportunity to live my life the way I want to live my life. The road has been rocky and scary at times. There were times where I just couldn’t take that step at that moment in time, because I was not ready. But I didn’t give up, I waited for the right time and then with brave courage, I jumped without looking and prayed for a safe landing.
The journey toward my dreams and wishes has required discipline and “me” getting out of my comfort zones. I am growing every second and adding more tools to my toolbox. I am a firestarter! I am fearless and confident! I am ready for change! I can do it! I will do it! Just watch me!