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Liz Barker
April 6, 2020
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Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

— Langston Hughes

Watching the Rio 2016 Olympics at the moment is nothing but inspirational, and watching the athletes emotions as they achieve their Olympic dreams is incredible to see. In 10-20 years time no one will look back on what they said and be proud of it. It’s the things we do that imprint our lives and stay with us forever. Put your mindset where your mouth is.

No more excuses. If you only ever talk about “what ifs”, “imagine that” and “one day”, that’s all you’ll have to look back on. You must jump in the deep end. Climb the highest mountain. Choose the fastest lane. As long as you aim for the unreachable, one day you’ll get there!

Don’t sleep on it! Dreams will remain dreams if we don’t act upon it. As soon as you do, it becomes a goal. So if they call you a dreamer, let them. You aren’t the one sleeping.

Define your own future. It’s easy to say you’re unlucky. That you never had a fair chance in life because of your circumstances or bad genes. What’s not easy is turning that situation around, starting from the bottom and becoming the underdog. But oh boy, it’s worth it.

Make failure fear you. If you could speak to failure what would you say? Thank it for the second chance to do things better? Stand face on and tell it you’re not scared? Failure won’t listen to your words. Every time you fail, you must get back up and prove you’ve got what it takes to do better.

Be fit for Living and Live your dreams!