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You’ve created your big picture vision and mapped out the best way to get where you want to go. Then we established that fear can be used like a compass to point us in the direction of our true desires.

The only thing left to do, is to put in the work.

Dreams without actions are dead.

So now that you have a plan, its up to you to take baby steps in the right direction.

And that’s where things get tricky.

Just because you know where you want to go doesn’t mean that life just stops. In fact, once you make a decision, that’s usually when the obstacles start showing up.

All of a sudden you notice that you need to clean the house and don’t have time to work on your novel.

You blow a tire and realize you can’t afford that new microphone you need to start your podcast.

Or your boyfriend gets sick and needs you to make your homemade chicken noodle soup, which means now you won’t be able to make it to the gym.

It’s as if the universe is testing you to see how bad you really want to achieve that goal.

Making true progress on any goal is learning to conquer that obstacle.

The good news, once you’ve climbed that mountain you reach a new level of growth.

The bad news, there are always more obstacles.

Good thing you know that the obstacle is the only way.