The world is splitting apart, and young Eep is running toward a new, adventurous life. Every step she takes is perilous and fraught with danger as the earth crumbles all around her. Behind her is the dark cave she’s always called home. Ahead of her is tropical beach that’s just out of reach. Her father shouts, “Don’t go! It’s too dangerous! Listen to your fears!” Meanwhile her new friend, Guy, runs alongside her, telling her, “Keep going. I believe in you. You can do this.”
This, of course, simply paraphrases a scene from the children’s movie “The Croods,” but it holds profound truth for us all.
Inside your mind lives the voice of a protective authority figure who wants you to play it safe and also an adventurous champion who wants you to go for it! The tug of war between these two voices creates confusion, doubt and inner conflict.
Finding a way to push through your fears, to believe in yourself and your goals/dreams will keep you moving forward.
Here are 3 tricks you can use right now to become a successful, forward-thinking adventurer:
Choose To Be Successful
Whatever dream you want to pursue, you have to choose it first.Recognize that you have a choice in all things, and choose the option that feels the most like success…then pour every ounce of energy you have into it.
Take Bold Action
Just go. Start running. Have a plan. Move boldly in the direction of your dreams, whatever that means to you. It will feel scary at times, but with a solid plan in hand, you will get there.
Turn A Deaf Ear to Discouragement
Is there someone in your life that is great at providing you with unneeded, discouraging advice? Don’t let others discourage you or cause you to doubt yourself. Don’t listen.
Stay focused on your goal and listen to your own inner wisdom.
You can achieve success. To do so, though, you must overpower your inner critic and keep moving forward. I promise, the rewards will far outweigh the risks.
How will you move forward TODAY?