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January 1, 2020 - Are You Ready to Test Your Limits and Realize Your Dreams!

As this is the start of the New Year, our dreams and resolutions for 2020 are probably brimming in our thoughts. And they should be! Making dreams a reality and following through on resolutions is not for the faint of heart. If you really want your dreams to come true, you'll need to exercise determination, resilience, and be open to taking some risks.

Going after our dreams forces us to step out of our comfortable little cocoons, no matter how uncomfortable we may be there. Our cocoons isolate us from life and protect us from our own fears. This is the place where we can be content to just cruise along, a riskless place where there few demands and expectations.

If you want to grow as a person and grow to your potential, then you'll have to leave the safe confines of your cocoon and begin testing and relying on your talents and abilities. I can tell you upfront that this will be not be easy. There will be risks and challenges. You will test your limits. At times, you will have fear. You will not always make the best decisions. But, you will also feel alive! You will feel excitement! You will joy. You will discover unchartered territory and develop a new confidence in your abilities.

This decision and mindset take a certain kind of inner strength and a sense of adventure. Here are some encouraging words from Leo Buscaglia for those who are willing and open to putting themselves out there.

"...risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. S/he may avoid suffering and sorrow, but s/he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by certitudes, this type of person is a slave. S/he's forfeited their own freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free."

I hope these words help to fire up your inspiration and encourage you to invest your energy in your dreams. You are worth it and I hope you believe it!