Being grateful for honoring your dream and honoring that UN-apologetically is a powerful feeling.
There is no catch 22 and your dream and what you were designed to do is so unique to you.
Let your light shine through!
You don’t have to confront it but reality will come find you if you decide to suppress the dream and live in wish mode.
Honor the dream but a different price, this time next year you may not even recognize yourself and see yourself in a way that you never did because you are starting to honor yourself.
People that hold you accountable and prime you to live your best version of you are the ones you need to be around. People come into your life for different reasons and seasons.Your job is to know which ones mean you no good and which ones you can hold onto and take root from because what they are offering you is fruitful. It’s important to decipher who you take advice from, because you don’t know their intention and what kind of fruit they bear.
Put procrastination in it’s place on notice. If the dreams you have don’t make you uncomfortable, those dreams aren’t big enough. Push the pedal to the medal!!
Focus on the clear view not the rear view and don’t get caught up on the cheese, focus on the trap.
Complacency is a trap.
You have to learn to differentiate between those who operate with a ‘nothing to lose’ behavior and those who operate as if they have everything to lose. It’s all or nothing.
Set benchmarks for yourself. When I ran track in high school, my biggest challenge was beating my own personal best time. That doesn’t mean I didn’t who were the ones I needed to run faster than in order to win my race, but at the same time my goal was to beat my time from before. I could set my own benchmarks and see myself getting to the next level each time.
The same applies in life. You don’t have to feel inferior being amongst people who do the same thing you do but do it better. Put yourself around those people because they can stretch you and help you rise to the next level. “There is a difference between being awake and awakening.“
Cream always rises to the top and it’s no secret but eagles flock where other eagles are. If you find yourself around people who get offended by your big dreams, then you need to get around new people.