When was the last time you set a goal or committed to pursuing the dream you have been sitting on?

If you are struggling to remember when, then it is time to shift your focus back to YOU.

So often we are pulled into a million directions due to the many hats we wear. We often pour our energy first into those around us leaving us empty to take action on what matters most – pursuing our own goals and dreams.

The truth of the matter is no one else is going to make time for us. No one else is going to pour energy into us. Only we can make time for ourselves and when we first pour into ourselves, we have more energy to give to others who need our support.

As we get older, it’s harder to take action. I’ve been there. I used to think my story was written. That the job I had would be what I always would do. That I was too old to start a new hobby. That I would always be heavy and overweight because the older you got the harder it would be to lose weight. That the goals and dreams of those around me were more important than my own.

Well, you know what. I was wrong! Very wrong! What I learned was, I was afraid. I was afraid of failing. I was afraid of what people would think. I was afraid of it being hard.

So instead, I began. I began to dream about what I wanted. As I dreamt, I created a list of things that I wanted to pursue. As I created the list, I started to envision a timeline for when I wanted these things to happen. Once I envisioned a timeline, I took action. Once I took action, fear dissipated, and confidence grew.

I knew change wouldn’t happen overnight, so I focused on the one day in front of me. As I began to take action, my confidence grew, and my fear lessened. In no time, momentum was gaining and results were starting to happen.

I share all this to let you know growth and change is possible – at any age. It just takes beginning.

If you are sitting on a goal or a dream waiting for the perfect time to start, I am here to tell you that there will never be one. We will always be busy, there will always be something that needs our attention, and it will always feel scary to try something new. Once you know that all to be true, goals and dreams will be achieved. If you don’t believe me – give it a try. Begin. Just begin.

I would love to hear from you. What goal are you holding yourself back from starting? What’s getting in your way? And, if you would like to receive a FREE goal setting tool, click the button below.

Stay tuned for the next post on Casting Your Vision.

Your coach,