If you have talked to the most successful people in the world, they would tell you that it took hard work, perseverance, focus and the right plan to get to where they are today. I bet they would also tell you that they had a little bit of good luck thrown in from time to time. Even so, there were many times when they must have felt like giving up, but something always brought them back. I will bet there were times they felt like frauds, inadequate, ill-equipped and even terrified. But, something always told them to stay on course.
The inspiring story of Thomas Edison and his 10,000 attempts to create the lightbulb should give you the encouragement to never give up. Edison tried more than 10,000 times to make a glass bulb light up. I bet there were moments of frustration and hair pulling. Edision must have even felt like throwing in the towel at one point. But he never did. I am sure he had to continually rework his plan and stay focused on his dream of putting electric lights into homes around the world. Empowered Women: Unite Under Self-Love
Do not ever assume it was easy — not for Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama or even for your own parents. There are millions of empowered people who have blessed our world by stepping into the positions they were born to be in. Whether your aspiration is to do something on a global, national, or regional scale or even on a level in your own backyard, your dreams matter. Manifesting those dreams takes more effort than you can imagine. But, when you achieve your goal it will be so gratifying.
When I feel like giving up, I remind myself that it takes more drudgery to get up every day and go to a job you hate. It takes more exertion to live in an overweight body. I know firsthand that it is downright draining to be in an unfulfilling relationship or to be around someone who is condescending. To me, that is far harder than the energy required to keep faith in yourself, believe in your dreams and take action. Nobody ever said living a big life was going to be easy. It takes a big person, with a big character and big dreams to create a beautiful life. Besides, what is the alternative?
Are you ready to stop waiting for someone to wake up and notice you — notice your talents, needs, wants and desires? Are you ready to accept yourself for who you are. Even for all your supposed faults, weaknesses, addictions, fears, syndromes and dysfunctions. Yet, still love yourself regardless of all the supposed negativity. Are you are ready to become an empowered person? Are you ready to create and sustain a magnificent life? How To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality
I am sure you have given yourself many "outs" and permissible excuses in the past, but they do not cut it anymore. You have the choice to keep doing what you have been doing or to do something you have never experienced before. Sure, this may seem scary and maybe you are not exactly sure what to do. But, you will find the answer. You will make the calls, do the research and discover your next step. You do not have to know the whole journey today, but you should begin moving in the right direction.
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