By Any Means Necessary?

What are you willing to do to make your dreams a reality?  In all the success stories we’ve heard, sacrifice is always a part of the journey.  If there’s one thing that we can take away from those stories, it’s that in order to make our dreams a reality, we have togive up some things.

Whether it’s changing habits and behaviours or the people we spend time with, there are sacrifices that need to be made.  It really comes down to how bad you really want your dreams to come to fruition.  Are you willing to lose sleep, give up television and/or release negative people from your life?

Some of the sacrifices we need to make will be easier to commit to than others.  What we need to remember is what our willingness to let go of certain things will mean for the creation of the life we want.  If we want something bad enough, we must be willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen!

This is why being clear on our priorities is such an important thing.  When we’re clear on what’s important to us, we know where we should be focusing our time and energy.  When we are struggling to make our goals a reality, we have to take stock of where it is we are spending our time.  Are we doing what we need to do to get things done, or are there things that aren’t getting us any closer to making our goals a reality that are constantly distracting us?

We often talk about not having enough time in the day to get everything we need to get done completed.  What we often overlook are all of the ways in which we use our time ineffectively.  Whether it’s watching television or playing games or doing other things on Facebook, there are many ways in which we don’t use our time in the most effective way.  Once we are clear on what we want and why we want it, it’s easier to understand what we need to do to make things start to happen in the way we want them to.

The same can be said for the people we spend our time with.  If the company we keep encourage our bad habits, discourage us from following our passions and keep us in a negative frame of mind, then it’s time to let go!  As hard as it may be to let go of some long-term friendships (or keeping distance from family members), may be necessary in order for you to stay focused, inspired and motivated in the pursuit of your goals.

We all know that we have habits that lead to self-sabotage.  Whether it’s procrastination, looking for excuses or worrying about whether or not your dream will ever be a reality, these are all activities that keep us off-track in the pursuit of our goals.   We need to increase our awareness of the habits that are serving us and helping us get closer to realizing our goals and those that are holding us back.

We don’t have to sacrifice our families, our health or our integrity in order to make our goals a reality.  We do have to let go of the habits, beliefs, and people that we allow to keep us from making our dreams come true.  We are the ones who control our destiny.  If you aren’t living the life you want and aren’t on the path to making your goals a reality, then you have to get honest with yourself.  Ask yourself why you set the goal in the first place and what you’re willing to do to make those goals manifest themselves in the way that you envision them.  Remember, no one said it was going to be easy, but it will be worth it!