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A Bump in the Dream Road

There comes a tough time when you’re pursuing your dream where you hit a bump in the road—a challenge that you think you can’t overcome, a cost that you can’t bear to pay, a compromise that you’re not willing to make. This will happen to every and any person who decides to change direction and pursue what makes them happiest in life.
And whenever this happens, you might be tempted to throw the towel in.
How can you get past these bumpy roads? The answer to that question really relies on your resiliency and your determination to succeed. No matter what happens, you have to remember that any challenge can be tackled head on, regardless of your situation, and it’s only by facing and triumphing over these challenges that the realization of your dream because that much more fulfilling.
Some people make lists of ways to face a challenge, some people seek advice and others do research. What do you do to navigate a bumpy road when you’re pursuing your dream?

Posted: 4/17/08

The main thing to do is keep a positive attitude no matter what may come your way. Those are just challenges to conquer. And if you can conquer them, then there is nothing standing in your way to get what you want.