In reality, when a goal permeates to our very core, we will likely do all we have to in order to make the dream a reality. We realize fulfilling the goal is a part of our destiny, our purpose, our path.
Such was the case with my memoir. Having thought about writing a memoir for over a decade, everything aligned perfectly in March 2017, when I attended the eWomenNetwork Platinum mastermind meeting in San Diego. Sandra Yancey talked about how the way to succeed at anything is to get out of the place where we are most comfortable.
At this event I committed 100% to finishing the first draft of the manuscript within 60 days. “60,000 in 60 days” I wrote on my notepad. I quietly slid the notepad in front of the woman next to me.
“Wow!” she whispered. “That’s a lot of writing.”
I nodded in agreement.
“I could never do that nor would I want to,” she whispered.
Something about goals, especially big hairy audacious goals is this: they are very personal to who we are. What motivates us will not motivate others. What many would find as an excuse to stop is the very reason we keep going.
They also give us pause to find out what we are truly made of. Do we stop at the slightest obstacle? Do we make excuses and let time slip away with our dream constantly tugging at our soul? Do we waste precious time looking for the easy button that doesn’t exist? Or do we do everything in our power to take our dream from an idea to one that manifests itself? The answer resides in our actions, day in and day out. Simple as that.
The answer resides in our actions, day in and day out. Simple as that.