What is holding you back from pursuing your dreams with reckless abandon?
Fear of the unknown?
I have some good news and some bad news for you. Every one of these issues can be overcome! But, and this is a big “but” (no pun intended) it is entirely up to you to overcome them.
Jobs can be replaced with a location independent income.
You can work with your family to come up with a dream that everyone can agree on and work towards. Your family should be the reason to follow your dreams.
If you have an internet connection, lack of education is no longer an excuse. There is more free information on the internet than was imagined possible just a generation ago.
Do you have a physical challenge that may make chasing your dream difficult? People like Andy Campbell show the rest of us just what a person can do when they don’t accept personal limits.
Fear of the unknown? That is a universal condition that each of us must face. The only way to be safe is to never step outside your front door. Yet each day we do just that. If you are going to brave the unkown for a job, why not do the same for your dreams?
Seth Godin recently published a post on his blog making the observation that many people and organizations choose not to address problems because they fear that they may not be able to resolve those problems.
As soon as I read that I knew that for more years than I would like to admit, that described me. I would not face my fears because I didn’t think I could solve them.
I hated my job. The boring monotony of it was sucking the life out of me. Yet I couldn’t let myself address the issues that were holding me there like cement shoes.
My fear was that the work I was doing was beyond my skill and education level. If I left my current employer, I would not be able to find another job in the same industry as potential new employers would immediately know that I did not have the education or skills to fill a similar position.
What I learned was that there are endless options and opportunities out there. The biggest realization came when I understood that I didn’t have to go to someone else with my hat in my hand and implore them to employ me.
You can choose yourself and make your own opportunities.
Now, using the internet, there are almost limitless possibilities to conduct business anywhere that you have an internet connection. That can be in your current home, from a hotel overlooking a warm tropical beach, or even from the deck of your sailboat as you are anchored off of a quiet coast, gently rocking to the waves.
It also means that business can be done any time of day. That can be the time of your choosing, not just the best time to beat the morning rush hour.
You will face the unknown all through your life. Even when you have a secure job some external event can result in that job going away through not fault of your own. When you are in business for yourself, you have the option of going out and getting more business, of adapting to any situation.
What is keeping you from pursuing your dreams?