When I was a little kid, I use to love all the Marvel Superheroes! One of my most favorites was none other than Superman. Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and was stronger than steel. As powerful as Superman was, Superman had a weakness, and his weakness was an element called Kryptonite. As soon as Superman got anywhere close to Kryptonite, Superman could not do anything! Superman couldn’t run fast, he lost his strength, Superman could not even fly!
In life, we have our own kryptonite or that thing we will call ‘IT’, keepsingmus from flying, being strong, and from running fast towards our dreams, desires, ambitions, and passions. We want to give excuses to why we cannot complete the passions that we have in our lives. But to be honest, we really are not even being real with ourselves to what the problems really are in our lives? It’s time to take a look at our passions that we want to accomplish in our lives and ask ourselves “What is holding me back from making my dreams to come true?”
We all have great desires and goals that we want to reach in our lives that at the first sign of a desire, we automatically think of a reason why we cannot do it. We have to take a look and see what kyrptonite is holding us back from accomplishing our desires and speak positively on how we can make these desires and our passions happen.
- BE HONEST: You know the things in your life that hold you back from moving forward. You know what or who your ‘IT’ is. That thing that cripples you and stops you from moving forward at all towards your dreams. More than likely, it has been the same one thing that has held you back from accomplishing a lot of your passions for years. Whether its relationships, money, or just being lazy, you have to know what your thing is that is holding you back and start to resolve and separate yourself from the issue.
- PLAN OUT YOUR PATH: We all want to go somewhere, but the problem is we never have a plan to get there. You can’t make a special dish for dinner without a recipe, or try to drive across country without a map. YOU NEED TO MAKE A PLAN! See how long it’s going to take you, how much it’s going to cost, how much you need to budget, and what are all the necessary steps to take to make your passion come to pass.
- EXPECT THE “IT” TO POP BACK UP: When you’re working towards your passion, that ‘IT’ is going to show it’s ugly head from time to time. You know you have to budget for school, and a sale goes on at your favorite store. You are trying to focus on a project to get that promotion and that Ex-lover comes back into your life trying to revive a dead relationship that held you back for years. You have to know that your ‘IT’ is going to try to make its way back into your life to stop your moving forward, but you cannot let it happen! You have to be strong enough to tell yourself, “This ‘IT’ held me back before, but it’s not going to happen this time!”
You have to put your foot down to finally get that dream of yours to come to pass! Hindrances are going to always come your way, and it may come your way at times you are the most weak and vulnerable. But you can stand strong and walk away from your ‘IT’! Know that what your ‘IT’ is, may be trying to bring you a temporal fix, but nothing is better that pushing past it to your permanent future and moving forward to put your PASSION INTO ACTION!
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