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It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Dream.

March 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Weekly Columns

( I’m getting pretty excited about our upcoming Coach Training Intensive this weekend in Atlanta. Something came up during a CTI preview call with a few all-star coaches who have built very successful, profitable businesses as coaches.

During the call, one of the coaches made a profound point in reference to finding the resources to invest in training that will empower you to move towards your dream – in this case, one caller’s dream of becoming a life coach. I think it is a point that is relevant to us all, no matter what the goal.  “We find a way to do what is important to us,” she said. “Many of us have bought things that are lying around the house that we never use, that cost more than the investment it would take to get our dream off the ground.”

As I pondered this point, I realized it is true. Of course, there are 2016-Live-Your-Dreamtimes when getting serious so we can accomplish our priorities may take longer than we’d like. But whether your priority is getting out of debt, making an important transition, or following your dream, it begins with a decision that your dream is a priority. And if it is a priority, you must be intentional about investing in what it takes to bring that dream to life.

What is your dream right now? I don’t know about you, but I have found that my life’s biggest dreams have never come cheaply. They’ve taken a lot of effort and time. They’ve required risks that scared the heck out of me. I moved forward with my knees shaking, not knowing what the future would hold, but believing in faith that God would be with me whatever the answer. And my dreams have usually required a financial investment – like going back to school at 34 years old, to an Ivy League university, and not on a scholarship! But there is not one dream I’ve pursued that I regretted.

Whatever your dream, I encourage you this week to commit to it on a whole new level. Know that it will take some sacrifice. Get creative about finding the time, the money or other resources you’ll need. Get serious about making it happen. Get brave about trusting that God is with you if you follow the desires of your heart. Don’t expect it to be easy. Just expect it to be worth it.

My challenge to you this week:
When it comes to a goal or dream that really matters to you, be creative and persistent about finding the resources to take the next step.

Columnist; Valorie Burton

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