Anything is Possible!
It’s hard to believe how quickly time is flying by. It seems like only yesterday we were talking about making resolutions for the new year and now, here we are, bringing another one to a close. It’s even harder for me to comprehend that I have been publishing Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life 24 Seven magazine for five years; the first issue premiered in November 2010.
What was once a seemingly crazy idea, has blossomed into more than I could have ever imagined. The magazine’s pages have been graced with the wisdom of so many inspiring and influential thought-leaders; people who are making a real difference in the world. And each has entrusted me with his or her words. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I am humbled every day by the honor that has been bestowed upon me. Today, this “little” digital magazine is touching hundreds of thousands of lives.
Looking back over the past five years, the take away message for me, my new life mantra, is that anything is possible. Truly… anything. But one has to be willing to do the work.
When I founded my first company and created the radio show and magazine, I didn’t have money to invest, a business degree, practical experience, or any contacts to get the work done. I had to learn everything from the ground up, be a sponge for information, and be an “out of the box” thinker. Of necessity, I learned the art of spinning gold out of straw.
It wasn’t easy. There were many times that I thought everything was going to come crashing down around me and my dream would be over. But for the first time in my life, I stopped making excuses and living in fear, and I kept forging ahead.
I heard a quote the other day by someone who said that when people want something badly and are willing to do whatever it takes, they very seldom miss achieving their goal.
Think about how that statement relates to your life.
So many of us conjure up reasons why we can’t accomplish something, but the reality is, when we really and truly want to achieve whatever it may be, we will make it happen. No matter what.
The moral of my story? Follow your dream and live your passion. Don’t allow fear, outsiders, or any other excuse to hold you back. Do whatever it takes to make it happen and if it doesn’t seem like you are on course, adjust the plan. Stop standing in your own way!
I send a heartfelt thank you to the editorial contributors, graphic designer, sponsors, and everyone that has read and shared the magazine, it wouldn’t be here without your support. And I thank my sons who have never doubted my abilities and have always been my cheerleaders. Here’s to another five years!