7 Things Stopping You From Pursuing Your Impossible Dreams

Impossible Dreams

You have dreams inside you.

BIG things that you want to accomplish.

Yet, you have never started many of them. Your dreams remain thoughts in your head.

You have convinced yourself that they are impossible. Or you don’t know where to start. Or you don’t have time.

What’s stopping you from pursuing your dreams?

I Know You Can’t Do It… You Told Me So!

Can_t Do It

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I was talking with a colleague the other day. He was marveling that a mutual friend had published his first book. (Which turned out to be a bestseller in its genre!)

He was happy for our friend and said that he would love to publish a book himself someday, but finished with, “I could never do that…”

To his shock, I told him he was right… he couldn’t do that.

He got a little indignant and shot back, “Why not?”

I said, “Because you just told me so.”

You Don’t Have Time for Negative People

Negative People

Recently, I caught myself wasting time dealing with a negative person.

I’m not talking about a web troll or the like. It was actually a business associate who was caught making negative comments behind others’ backs.

After being bothered about it for quite some time, I decided not to let the issue waste any more of the team’s time. As well, this individual would not be given the chance to disparage others again.

Do you have to deal with a negative person that takes up too much of your day?

You don’t have time for negative people in your life.

What Could You Do in Five Years?

Five Years

Five years ago today, I posted my first blog post.

Five years later, I have established Time Management Ninja as a known entity in the time management domain. It amazes me when people approach me and tell me they have read one of my articles.

It also startles me to think I have been doing this for five years.

It doesn’t feel that long. In fact, I still enjoy it as much as when I started. Yet, I could never even imagine that I would bring TMN this far. Five years has been a long road in building something I truly enjoy.

How long have you been working on your dream? Have you started it?

And more importantly, what could you accomplish in five years?

When It Comes to Your Goals, Late is Always Better Than Never

Late Is Better Than Never

What big goal have you always wanted to pursue?

You have been meaning to do it forever.

You tell yourself that you will do it next year… or when things settle down… or when you have more time.

Yet, none of that ever happens. And that goal or dream that you have always told yourself you would accomplish has been sitting on the shelf for ages.

What goal are you “late” in doing? Will you ever get to it?

You Have to Go the Distance to Reach Your Goals

Go the Distance

I was recently coaching an individual who had a personal goal of starting an online business.

He was looking for me to provide an immediate solution to his aspirations. You could say, he wanted a magic bullet.

Frustration set in when I told him that there was not a quick path to success. Rather, reaching the goal would require traveling a long road of work and discipline.

Spend Less Time Making Decisions and More Time Owning Them

Make Decisions and Own them

“Where do you want to go for lunch?”
“I don’t know. Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know. Wherever you want.”
“I don’t care.”

This conversation happens too often.

If you can’t make simple decisions, how are you going to make the tough ones?