Can you relate?
What I do know is when you come across the dream that makes you quake in your boots, it is a sign that you are on the right track.
Yes, being scared is a good thing.
There is something remarkable about taking on, and tackling, a cherished goal that has eluded us for a long time—in some cases for years—or maybe most of our lives.
I’m here to tell you that it is totally worth the pain, challenge, risk, and uncertainty that come with tackling such a challenge.
Oddly enough, we are often much closer to accomplishing our goals than we think. In fact, once we make the decision to go for it and fully devote ourselves to accomplishing the tasks required, life becomes simpler.
That may seem counterintuitive, but it is true.
Yes, you will continue to encounter obstacles, but once you make the decision to change your life by accomplishing this goal, there is no turning back—especially if you tell other people and now have witnesses! Whether it’s your coach, your family or your friends, having people witness your commitment to yourself is powerful.
It’s just the way the universe works.
So, I ask you, what is the dream you’ve been holding onto for a long time, that when you imagine having it coming true, it makes you shiver with excitement?
If you’d like support and accountability, contact me—let’s work toward that big, scary goal together!
(originally published on Aug 24, 2012)