Here we are at the end of October. I hope you enjoyed and got value from the content this month. I really enjoy having you here, and all the feedback you give me. Thank you.
We only have a few months until the end of 2014. Can you believe it? I remember starting this year with big plans and dreams. I accomplished my two biggest goals: losing the rest of the weight, and moving to Maui.
There were, of course, many goals that I haven’t hit so far this year. There are goals I’ll continue to work on beyond this year. I’m sure it’s the same way for many people who are reading this.
This is normally a time of year when we look at the goals we set at the beginning of this year, and get depressed if we didn’t hit them. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok if you didn’t hit all of your goals.
If you’re reading this, you’re still alive (I laughed out loud at that), which means you still have an opportunity to do something about your goals. IT ISN’T OVER! Life is hard and chasing your dreams can be even harder.
The truth is you probably don’t even want to hear this right now. Who wants to hear some guy with a “ra ra” message when you’re probably upset? You have to listen though. Where you’re at right now is the make it or break it point where dreams are reaffirmed or laid to rest.
Adjust your time frame
If you aren’t even close to hitting your goals, adjust your time frame to start fresh and make today the beginning. The key in all of this is that you take action and continue to take action. When can you realistically hit your goal?
Set a new deadline. Break your goal down into bite size chucks. Take a step back and look at your plan also. Is there anything that kept you from hitting your goal?
If there are parts of your plan that don’t work, you know it’s time for a readjustment. Make the changes and get your plan all focused.
Don’t die with regret
The worst thing you can do is die with regret in your heart. If you have given up, get back on your dream-chasing journey. I realize it seems like it takes too much time, but that’s just in our minds.
You could be changing your whole life and that kind of change doesn’t happen overnight. Give it time, but more importantly, make sure you’re not turning your dream into a nightmare.
We have talked about some heavy stuff over the last few months. I’m excited to hear about how so many of you who have taken the information and ran with it. My goal here is to help as many people as possible make their dreams their reality.
Life is too short to live a miserable life. Four years ago I delivered bread and hated life. Today I’ve accomplished things that most people only dream of. Am I special? NO!
I’m just a guy who refused to accept what society told me about my life. My goal is to challenge the status quo and prove anyone can make their dream a reality. I pray you’ll see it too. Anything IS possible if you do something about it.
How has this year gone with your goals? What are you working on for the rest of this year?
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