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How to Build that Unwavering Resolve

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

"When you know your why, you can endure any how." - Viktor Frankl


We all have dreams and goals. For some people, that dream is in the forefront of their minds at all times. For many others, it may be hidden beneath the unattended overgrown vines of our subconscious. Either way, the truth is, human nature basically desires and hopes for something they do not yet have. The big issue that most people have, including myself, is that we've allowed our attention and energy to be steered away from our ambitions. We've allowed other people's opinions or side comments to shake our confidence. Worst of all, we either decide to stop talking about our dreams to avoid social ridicule, thereby cutting the opportunity to find a supportive community, or we start to believe that inner voice that doubts our ability (yes, everyone has that voice).

When that happens, I challenge you to hold on tight to your dreams and remember why it is that you started. A dream worth making was a dream worth fighting for. Nothing of value comes free in life. Therefore, when you honed in on that dream, you decided, consciously or subconsciously, that you would bear the struggles and weather the storms, pull yourself up every time you failed, brave the hardships to reach your goal. If you read this and thought "no way! I didn't sign up for that!", then maybe your reasons were not aligned and becoming aware of that is a great start. It's never too late to reflect and to readjust. Or, maybe it's a good opportunity to consider and see if that dream wasn't something you truly desired, which is totally fine. There's no reason to continue pushing forward towards something that doesn't ignite your soul. Better to quit the wrong thing early than to stick with something and realize years later that you've wasted all your time and energy on something that didn't matter to you.

So what do you do when the tough gets tough and the days look grim? Your true dreams will take hard work and there will be days that giving up seems so sweet and enticing. Your determination will be pushed to the limit. What do you do? How do you convince yourself from throwing in the towel?


Back up and look at the big picture. We sometimes get too focused on one point and lose sight of why we're headed towards our destination.

Everything is a teaching moment. Realize that every experience you've ever had molded you into the amazing person you are now.

Laugh, never forget to laugh. Try to find a reason to incorporate laughter into your day. It triggers endorphins which are your body's natural happy chemicals.

Imagine what it will be like when you achieve your goals. How will you feel, think, and act once you have achieve that goal? Envision it, down to the details.

Emulate someone who is just a few steps ahead of you, no need to imitate someone who's lightyears ahead because that will just bring you down even more.

Vocalize your why every morning when you wake up. Put it on a post-it and stick it on your mirror and then put it around your house so that you are constantly aware of your reasons.

Extraordinary. In the end, please remember that you are extraordinary in your own ways! You have your own reasons to do what you believe in!

I believe in you. Now it's time for you to believe in yourself again.

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