So many people I talk to are afraid of going after their dreams because of the time investment it might require. No matter what stage of life we’re in, most of us are afraid of losing valuable income-producing years while we’re out trying to start a business or continue our education. Admittedly, it’s scary to think about getting off the professional merry-go-round, especially in this economy when there’s a line of talented people waiting to take your spot. So instead we put our dreams on hold until a “better” time. The thing is, there rarely is a better time.
So how can you overcome the fear of time? Try looking at it from the opposite perspective. That is, shouldn’t you be more afraid of wasting your entire life doing something you only feel lukewarm about? Even though you may have to sacrifice a few years of security, your dreams have the potential to take you places – physically, spiritually and financially – that your current job can’t.
Johnny Carson on time:
“Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are you ready?””
The Fear Series is a ten-week series of posts that explores 10 common fears that dream chasers face.
Are you a dream chaser facing a particular fear? If so, I’d love to hear from you!
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