It does not take much effort to fantasize about our dreams and think about how life would be if we achieved them. However, merely just fantasizing about our aspirations can mislead the mind into believing we have already begun accomplishing them. Consistent action, sacrifice, accountability, perseverance, and discipline are required to turn our dreams into reality. There is no way around that truth.
When we intentionally focus on the execution and planning of our aspirations, we give ourselves the best opportunity to cultivate our dreams into reality. Having a "Personal Growth Strategy" is essential in taking ourselves from where we are to where we want to go. This strategic written document becomes the foundation of our life's work and anchors the direction for our personal and professional development. The strategies, tools, and mindsets we adopt along the way create the momentum, progress, and results as we accomplish our intentions and milestones.
No matter the obstacles, naysayers, darkness, mistakes, and challenges along the way, never give up on yourself and never give up on your dreams. While we are navigating uncharted waters, there is still beauty, calmness, and wisdom immersed within the tide. It is our responsibility to discover and share it. Whatever we give our attention to grows. We can choose light and positivity or darkness and fear. The choice is always in our control. We must commit to finding ways to move forward in growth and discovery while getting better, not bitter during these challenging times.