I received this email today from Dr. Steven Gundry, author of the “PLANT PARADOX”. I thought it was worth sharing… on GOALS.
Do you want to accomplish all of your goals and dreams?
Of course, I’m asking already knowing the answer is a resounding “yes.”
And in just a moment, I’m going to give you a simple, powerful tip to help you achieve anything you set your mind to.
But first, I think it’s important to show you what might be holding you back in the first place…
You see, there are two things that have the ability to stop you dead in your tracks when it comes to your goals.
I call them, “dream killers.” But you might know them better as perfectionism and fear.
Dream Killer #1: Perfectionism
Now, there’s a quote I love from my good friend, Maria Shriver. And it goes like this:
“Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect; it makes you feel inadequate.”
~ Maria Shriver, Journalist and activist
And it’s so true.
Perfectionism is just like quicksand — it drags you and your dreams down with it.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I used to fall into this “perfection trap” all the time.
The problem is, waiting until the perfect moment to start something almost always ends in failure or disappointment.
And the reason is simple: There is no perfect moment in life. There will always be another obstacle waiting just around the corner.
Which leads us to…
Dream Killer #2: Fear
Or as I call it, “the what-if game.”
You know, what if this goes wrong, or what if that goes wrong…
Now, if this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Fear is a major roadblock for countless people around the world.
You see, fear is destructive because it only allows you see the drawbacks of a situation.
And it’s hard to make any progress if you’re only thinking about the negative, right?
But what’s refreshing to know is, so many amazing things are born out of uncertainty!
Just take a look at this quote I dug up from famed author, Neale Donald Walsch:
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
~ Neale Donald Walsch, Author
The best things happen in those moments when you don’t feel comfortable.
Think about it…
When you first asked your spouse out or did anything for the first time… were you nervous?
You bet you were!
So, what’s the simple solution to these two potentially destructive “dream killers?”
The Dream Maker: Just get started
Believe me, I know how simplistic that sounds. But it works.
And don’t just take my word for it…
Here’s what Robert Henri — acclaimed artist and painter — has to say about this philosophy:
“Do not let the fact that things are not made for you, that conditions are not as they should be, stop you. Go on anyway. Everything depends on those who go on anyway.”
You see, anything worth chasing is difficult — at first. And then something amazing happens…
You start to build momentum.
Soon, those little things turn into BIG things. And all of the sudden you begin to see progress.
As my good friend, Tony Robbins always says: “Progress equals happiness.”
So, even if you’re not where you want to be yet…
Just get started and you will get there.
I believe in you,
Steven Gundry, MD
Thank you Dr. Gundry for your email today.
This was a great reminder for me today. At first I thought the good ol’ doctor was going to pitch me on one of his products….but I was pleasantly surprised.
If this helped you in any way, I’d love to know. Its always fun to share inspiring ideas, words, concepts with friends.
Dave and Joy