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Success requires no apologies, failure permits no alibis.--Unknown

In the course of pursuing a dream, it is highly probable that you will meet with resistance. Resistance appears wearing many masks: worried friends, nay-sayers, failures, self-doubt. Each seems a sensible reason to abandon your dream, logical alibis for quitting. But true failure isn't making a mistake or not getting the results you wanted. True failure is turning resistance into an acceptable alibi and quitting.

Let your certainty in your dream be greater than any doubt or resistance.

The person who refuses to accept even the most logical alibi and continues to pursue the dream is the one who wins the prize. When success is finally achieved, resistance will present itself yet again. This time, it wears different masks: jealousy, resentment, disregard, criticism. It will be difficult for those around you to watch as you pursue your dream and win the prize. Even the most caring and loving people around you will wear a mask of resistance. Why? Wouldn't it be inspirational to others close to you to witness the pursuit? Wouldn't your persistence and achievement help others find the strength to try, too? Well, some may be so inspired, but it is more likely that they will not be--at least not at first. It will be difficult for your closest circle to watch as you live a life of courage that they don't possess. To see another break free of outside resistance and boldly pursue a dream can create feelings of inadequacy for the witness. As you grow from your experiences, you'll often find that you have less and less in common with your close circle. Some will attempt to discount your efforts in achieving your worthy goal by calling it 'good luck' or saying that your success isn't fair, that you cheated somehow or had opportunities that they didn't have. 

Pursue your dreams with a blind eye to resistance. Use the energy of your desires to unmask resistance for what it is, and let it play its theatrics for a different audience. You're not buying a ticket to that show because the alibi resistance offers will never, ever be a good enough substitute for your dream.

What do you think? Would you be happy with less than success? Email me your thoughts at Lorraine@Peacemaker-Coach.com or post them for all to see at http://Peacemaker.forumotion.com.
Success requires no apologies, failure permits no alibis.--Unknown
Warmest Regards,
Lorraine Esposito

Life and fitness coach and author Lorraine Esposito has been featured in broadcast, print and online media and is a public speaker regarding personal leadership and empowered parenting to community and school-based audiences. Find out more about Lorraine at www.Peacemaker-Coach.com and her latest book at http://www.morningpeacemaker.com  The Morning Peacemaker, How to get your kids out the door on time without saying(nagging) a word. If you have kids ages 2 to 12 you'll LOVE this book


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