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Dave East,

I used to believe there were certain things God didn’t want me to write. Because every time I try to write them, I hit a bump in the road. I’ve been trying to write this motivational piece all year, but every time I sit down to try, something stops me. Then I remembered that’s the whole reason why I should be writing it in the first place.

There are some things roadblocks should stop people from doing…achieving your goals is not one of them.

Set Big Goals: The first thing you need to do is set a goal so big, it scares the crap out of you.

Achieving big goals requires you to become a bigger person; you’ll have to develop new abilities, new attitudes, and different habits. That should scare you. When I started down the road to become a blogger, I was terrified, and I went through hell. Still, I didn’t let anything stop me from accomplishing the task at hand. Now, I get up every morning with a desire to do things, I’m rarely ever bored and when I am, I just start working on something new.

Each time I start a project, I strive to deliver quality, authority, and influence. I want people to look at my work and think it’s of a higher quality than most others; I want people to be entertained and with one look know it’s legit, because BlogXilla did it. That’s my goal, my purpose, and what I want my brand to stand for.

If you’re just about to start on your personal venture or your master plan, then ask yourself: what does your brand stand for, what do you want people to think about you when you’re gone?

People think success is all about hard work, but it’s not. There is an angry mob of unsuccessful people who work hard and fail to reach success. So they hate on other people by talking behind their backs, tweeting lies, and just causing drama. Don’t join that angry mob. You have the power to change your life and the only thing you need to do is start now.

Start now and the world will open up for you. Start now and the universe will open a path for you to reach your goal. Start now and you’ll be happier than ever and realize reaching your goal can be a reality.

I believe regular people think regular thoughts and live regular lives, drive regular cars, in regular clothes, eat regular food and doing regular stuff, in their regular relationships.

You should be phenomenal; think phenomenal thoughts and live a phenomenal life. Do you like how you look? Do you like the checks you are getting, do you like how you spent this weekend? Have you seen all the things you wanted to see?

If you answered no to any of those questions, it’s time to start living and reaching for your dreams – now.

Written by Xilla @BlogXilla Valentine — Follow me on Instagram

PHOTO CREDIT: Jamaal DeVore for Inspire Or Retire

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