travelYou are instructed to travel to New York City from your present location.  What different modes of transportation can you use to get there?  You could fly by airplane, drive a car, or ride a train or bus.  You may use a combination of those forms of transportation.  The amount of time and directions will likely be different for each form of transportation, yet, the bottom line is you can get to NYC.

This same principle applies to our lives.  We all share the same destination:  a desire to have success at something.  It may be related to family, finances, relationships, etc.  Even though we share the same destination (success), the path to reach that destination may be filled with delays, detours, and construction when compared to others who are traveling to the same destination.  The great thing is, despite those obstacles, we can all reach the same destination.  You have what you need to get there!

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We are all aware of the ease of making a goal compared to the challenge of actually sticking with it.  Our goals should focus more on our process or progress toward a goal as opposed to the goal itself. Notice that I say progress.  Progress indicates positive, consistent actions toward an expectation or goal.   We have a much greater likelihood of sticking with our goals if we are focused more on the consistent actions to reach a goal.  Consistency in our actions leads to growing confidence, which strengthens our resolve in progressing toward our goals.  To be successful, we must consistently make progress.  Success doesn’t happen overnight; it takes time.  Achieving success is a process and not an event!