Don’t Live With Regret
Below is a link to a great article I came across recently.
It’s a very thought-provoking list – well worth the read! I’ve personally been working very hard on tackling all 10 of these items over the past year, and it has been an awesome journey. Positive change and growth can often freak people out that know you well, because more often than not, your change, courage and determination to go against the status quo will cause those around you to perform a gut-check on themselves.
Your choice to push forward and break through all the negativity and cultural complacency around you will cause others to take a long hard look in the mirror, and they might not like what they see. That can cause them to attempt to drag you back down to being your old self. The old saying is true – misery loves company.
My message to all of you trying to change for the better is to ignore the nay-sayers, finger pointers, doubters and sarcastic snark-masters. Press forward…follow your heart and listen to what God is telling you – those are the only two sources that ultimately matter. Be brave. Take that leap of faith and embrace radical growth and personal development. Work hard at being a true servant leader, because we all have leadership roles that we take on in our lives, whether we realize it or not.
It might seem difficult in the moment, but continue working on making the right choices in the midst of the blathering critics. Remember that all the criticism is probably a great sign that you are on the right path. Ten years from now, you will probably be free from most, if not all of the toxicity. You will be a positive inspiration for others. You will have conquered fear of success. You will probably have reached some of your dreams and goals while actively pursuing even more new dreams and goals.
Achieving your dreams actually requires an action plan and… wait for it… action! Dreaming without action isn’t really dreaming at all – it’s merely fantasizing. There’s a huge difference, because as adults, we all (hopefully) know that fantasies never come true.