Goals and Dreams Realized Through Trials and Tribulations
I think when we are young we all have goals and dreams. And for the most part…we are encouraged to have them. After all, the adults in our lives had goals and dreams when they were young too, so they let us have our goals and dreams and tell us that we can be anything or do anything if we set our minds to it. I remember when I was young I wanted so many things when I grew up. I thought I was going to be a professional football player for the longest time. There were times when I wanted to be an actor and travel the world. There were even times when I was going to be the next President. I was also going to be in a rock band and be famous that way. I had dreams. I had goals. I never had any doubt that I could be what I wanted to be when I grew up. Do what I wanted to do. I thought I was going to be rich. I didn’t have a horrible life growing up but there were times when it wasn’t always easy. In my head, that wasn’t going to be me. I was going to have an abundance of money. I envisioned myself being able to go where I wanted when I wanted. I was going to be somebody….. Now maybe some of my dreams were a little out there, but at the root of all of them was one thing. I was not going to be ordinary. I was not going to have a boring life. I was not going to “just get by” in life. When I was young, in every one of my goals and dreams, I was going to be extraordinary.
What Happened To My Goals and Dreams?
In all honesty…I don’t know where my goals and dreams went. I remember still having them when I was in high school. In college. And even working a few jobs after I was done with school…I still had big dreams.…but somewhere along the road, I lost them. I did what I think so many people do in life. I settled.
Without knowing it, slowly but surely, I began to realize that this was it and I was just going to live paycheck to paycheck and maybe every now and then I would be able to afford to go on a weekend getaway within driving distance or something and that was going to be it. I didn’t even realize it, but I had given in to the fact that I was not going to be extraordinary. No one took my goals and dreams away from me. There was no dramatic life altering event that forever changed my path from extraordinary to mediocrity. I did it. I let it happen.
You see I was working jobs where I was expendable. I never in my life thought that I would become expendable in anything. It was so out of the realm of possibility that it pains me to write these words! But it’s true. I was not making a difference in anyone’s life. Not in any of my friend’s, family’s, and definitely not in my own. I was “getting by.” I was working different jobs…trying to find something I could stomach…knowing that I wasn’t working towards my dreams anymore, I was working just to get by. Just to make it to next week. I was working some jobs, and I got to know some of the people who were high up in the companies and I realized…I am working towards their goals and dreams. They are paying me to help them reach the goals that they set out. I was never going to grow enough to be a difference maker in any of those companies. I was always going to be the middle man on the totem pole. And my job was never secure. I got laid off a couple of times because of how the economy affected the companies I worked for. Needless to say…it was very disheartening.
How I Got My Goals and Dreams Back
If anything I’ve written so far has touched home a little bit, please read on to my plan of what I am doing now to change things. As I have said…I felt expendable. I wanted to find something where I did make a difference. I wanted to light that fire inside of me that somehow got lost and I knew was there somewhere. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but whatever it was…I was going to make it work. I had heard about Beachbody and figured that it was just “another one of those things.” I didn’t pay it much attention. I had done P90X and gotten amazing results and I knew that the products worked and were great…but I didn’t think that the business was for me. I could never do that! But then I realized that I was letting myself be negative again. What if I COULD do it? What if it wasn’t “another one of those things” (which I don’t even know what “those things” are)? What if I could end up making serious money from home, and be able to lead the life I always wanted. An extraordinary life. I decided to go against the years of negativity that had brought me to where I was at….stop being expendable…and take charge of my future. Since joining Team Beachbody I have met people that I know I will be friends with for life. I have two vacations planned this year (ones I actually fly to!) and I have never been happier in my entire life. If you are in a place where you are sick of feeling like you don’t matter, or feel like you’ve let yourself and your goals and dreams down…please…reach out to me. I would love to talk to you and help you. Maybe Team Beachbody isn’t for you…and that’s ok. But what if it is???
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