Triumphant Life Podcast: Episode 8 – Stop Chasing Your Dreams…Half-Heartedly
Why are you not giving your heart and soul into striving for your goals?
Do you really think you are going to get what you want by only trying half-heartedly, half-mindedly, and in a half-as$%&ed manner?
Sorry, you know I never swear. But too many times people are not reaching their goals and dreams and are frustrated. When we really dig in deep, however, we find out that they don’t really believe that they can achieve what they want. And, when they don’t really believe it, they don’t really try.
There are all kinds of protection mechanisms that we use to protect us from the fear of failure. We go forward half-heartedly, not truly believing we can succeed in some sort of strange way to protect us if we fail. If we don’t truly believe then, if things don’t work out, we can say, “Well, I knew it wasn’t going to happen for me anyway.” Meanwhile, moving forward in a half-hearted way actually guarantees that we will fail.
What do you have to lose by giving it your all?
What do you have to gain?
At a minimum, you will gain tremendous pride in knowing that you gave it your all and went for it. And, along the road towards your dreams, you just may come across some very fascinating new things that you learn or possibly other life-improving ideas, situations, and people.
Let’s assume that as you try and things don’t work out as you had hoped or in a way that you expected. Well, it’s very important that YOU DON’T GIVE UP!
This was the theme of my past week. I had been working on a huge project for my business for the past month and it seemed as if no matter what I tried, it simply wasn’t working. I kept trying until finally, I had considered giving up. Then I thought to myself, “I refuse to lose at this. I KNOW I CAN MAKE THIS WORK!” So, I took every ounce of hope and energy I could muster, tried to understand what I was doing wrong, searched for ways to do it better, and then continued. Much to my pleasant surprise, I started to get positive results. Now, I have not yet reached my full goal but I am about 75% of the way there which is huge, considering I was going to stop trying. And, my new sense of pride for not quitting has fueled my positive energy to keep going even better than before.
I was speaking with my father on the phone about my challenging week and he reminded me of a fortune that he got out of a fortune cookie once, that he saved for many years. The fortune read, “You’re Never a Loser Until You Quit Trying.” I loved this and we laughed together about it. I then changed the negative words into positive words (because I always try to emphasize the positive to give that more energy) and I created the statement, “IN ORDER TO WIN YOU MUST NEVER QUIT TRYING.”
Never give up on reaching for your dreams. They may change and shift along the way based on what you learn but you will always gain great pride in the fact that you kept trying, and this is so empowering.
Don’t let any bumps in the road cause you to stop. Learn from them. Learn how to get around them and go forward smarter and wiser than before.
End the frustration and disappointment and get on the road to a more Triumphant Life.
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Please share this with anyone you feel could benefit from this message. Thank you for joining me. I share this because you know I love you. Have a great week and we will see you next time on our Triumphant Life of Abundance podcast.
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