Do you have the X factor?Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable.
It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.
– Peter McWilliams
Do you have what it takes to make your dreams a reality? Are you doing everything you possibly can, every single day to get closer to your goal? Do you want it so bad that it consumes you?
This is a question I pose to myself on a regular basis – something we all should be asking. My answer is easily yes to the first and last question. Whether I’m doing something every single day makes me stop and look at how I spend my time, and analyze whether I’ve done at least one small thing that will help me achieve my goal.
I’ve found that the vast majority of the time the answer to that question is yes as well, but it could definitely be improved. Vast majority isn’t good enough though. We can’t slack off or make excuses and we can’t be afraid.
I’ll admit a guilty pleasure is watching The X Factor. Sure there’s editing involved, but I don’t ever want to forget what it looks and feels like to want something with every fiber of your being. Seeing people take action, and put themselves “out there” to make things happen is something I find inspirational. That burning desire is what gave me the courage to move from Michigan to California a few decades ago. I knew it was what I had to do to build a better life. It was a burning desire and I didn’t let it go.
Are you doing what it takes to make your dreams a reality? What’s working and what’s holding you back? I’d love to hear…by