Keep Pedaling

1351011551ud4zbNothing in life is worth doing if you’re not passionate about it. And if you’re passionate about it, it’s always worth it. The simplest job can be a wonderful experience if you can expand your mind enough to see how it fits into your bigger picture and appreciate the skills and experiences you gain from it. Every step we take, professionally and personally, is part of an overall journey of discovery. Make the most out of your journey by keeping an open mind and fully engaging in every experience.

It’s easy to be distracted by everything that life throws at you, but the people who achieve the most success are the ones who stay focused. Achieving your goals requires more than just effort; it will require consistently putting one foot in front of the other while maintaining confidence in your own agenda (even – and perhaps especially – when it differs from what others might expect from you). Think of the effort it takes to make that first push on the pedal of a bike: the first push is the hardest, but then, as long as you keep pedaling, you keep moving forward. If you stop, you have to give it that big push all over again. So stay focused – and keep pedaling.

Don’t let momentary setbacks keep you from seeing both the progress you’ve made and the view up ahead. Sure, you’re going to have rough times. You’re going to change directions, question yourself, and worry that every step you’ve taken is wrong. If it wasn’t hard to get there, you wouldn’t appreciate it nearly as much as you will. And one of those things you may have to learn with time is that even when the road has a lot more curves than you expect, you’ll eventually look back and love the journey you took to get where you’re going.

Motivational Moment

You can’t avoid seeing the results the lack of personal responsibility this country has suffered from every time you turn on the news.

Big businesses have spent more money on corporate jets and bonuses than on running the show.

Stories like these are rampant, and can easily make you feel out of control and frustrated, but you feel it within yourself that you can make a difference, that now is your time.

And it is your great time for opportunity. Now is the time for you to take advantage of the wake-up call this country has been given and tighten your own focus.

Banish negativity from your life. As you recognize the things you’ve been doing well, allow yourself to dream of the potential of your future.

Acknowledge your challenges and commit to yourself to meeting your goals.

By taking responsibility for you, acknowledging what you need to succeed and the direction you need your life to take, you will be the cornerstone of the change that needs to happen on a personal, a national and an international scale.

Even though there may be moments when you get caught up in what is happening in the world, you are strong enough to prevent those stresses from projecting back into your own life. You understand that your life is still yours to control and direct – and that should be your main focus.

The power is within you.

You have limitless potential to redirect and refocus your life, achieving the goals you’ve only dreamed of achieving until now.

Right now, wherever you are while you are reading this, stop and acknowledge the power you have inside yourself. Now is not the time to blame bad luck or a bad economy; take charge of yourself and your life.