What is your dream? What is your life’s mission? If you could do anything in the world, what would it be. Maybe a better question is: what is your fondest dream that you are actually willing to work for?
Following your North Star requires a fearless, daring spirit, nerves of steel, and a massive amount of confidence.
The dreaming is easy. The doing is not. When we “dream big” and set our goals, we need to recognize a hard truth: there’s no point in setting a goal you have no intention of sacrificing for.
My favorite goal-setting analogy (after the “I’d give anything to sing like you do” anecdote), is the couch potato story I bore my children with (apparently) all too often.
If you watch fitness product informercials, while sitting on the couch eating potato chips and wishing you were fit, do you really want to be fit? Do you want to be fit outside of having someone magically poof you slim and toned? Or do you really want to sit around eating chips?
I say it’s the latter.
As the lesson says, if you really want to reach your goals, if you really want to live the life of your dreams, you will have to exercise a great deal of self-mastery to do so.
Determine the dreams you are willing to work toward. Find a mission that excites you and motivates you — and one you really would give anything to achieve. That’s when you’ll be willing to have the fearlessness to move north.
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