What dream are you sitting on right now because of some man made excuse you keep telling yourself is the reason you can’t start moving your feet? Calvin Coolidge said once “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”. With that same, are you tired of being tired? Are you sick of living a life of no fulfillment? If so, do you have the Will, Persistence, and Determination to fulfill the void in your life by chasing and attaining your dream?
I remember someone once asked me, if I had all the money in the world and I did not have to worry about my finances what would I be doing for work. My reply was that I would be a life and business coach because I enjoy helping people reach their highest potential. In fact that is where my passion lays. My friend then said “so why aren’t you doing that then…..”. It was one of the most impactful questions someone has ever asked me. I thought to myself, why am I not a life and business coach? I knew that coaching, mentoring, inspiring, and encouraging others was my gift. God gave me the gift of wisdom, faith, exhortation, teaching, and leadership. Yet, I was not using any of it. So I asked myself why? Was it because I was afraid to do something different? Scared to leave my comfort zone? Was it due to the fear of failure? Was it because I was comfortable with my current career? Was it because I financially depended on my job to provide for my children? I suppose, it was all of the above. I was in the Research and Development arena for over 12 years and that’s all I knew and I was good, better yet, I was great at my job. I climbed the corporate ladder fairly quickly however, there was still a void in my life. I was not happy. Why? Well it’s because success does not always equate happiness or fulfillment. My inner being was screaming to do what God had intended for my life. But I was afraid to take action.
You see my friends, I was much like most of you. I had a big dream but wasn’t chasing it. I didn’t start chasing my dream until I realized that I would never fill the void in my life if I wasn’t acting in my purpose. Once I realized that my dream mattered and I deserved to be living out my purpose is when I not only dared to dream but also took action. I will tell you this, nothing happened right away, it took will, persistence, and determination to continue down the unpaved path. You see people do not display bravely by never fearing, it’s by being afraid and doing it anyway! I believe you all can accomplish this too. I believe you can do it afraid!
So I challenge you today, to press on, dare to put action to the dream you have in your heart! Be brave, have the will, persistence and determination to keep pushing. Don’t be the second best vision of yourself, be the Best version of you! Live in your potential and never forget, You are a warrior!