Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now

– Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Recently I entered the Goodreads Reading Challenge where you set your goal to read a certain number of books during the calendar year of 2014.

My goal? To read 25 new books this year, an average of 2 books a month with an extra one thrown in for vacation time (which will likely include a beachfront).

This week I’ve been reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – a short, yet encouraging read on kicking your butt to reach your creative goals.

As Pressfield explains, several of our obstacles to success are mainly internal.

Instead of taking on the challenge and diligently striving daily to begin and finish the projects we’ve always dreamed of, it is much easier to make excuses and self-sabotage.

Personally, I find it difficult to sit down each day and spend at least thirty minutes working on my fantasy book series – even though it is easy to schedule a block of thirty minutes into my day.

Fear of Beginning

Another challenge is the fear of actualizing dreams which have been in the works for years – what do you do when those dreams have been achieved and are complete?

Will you have the courage to glow in success and dream a new dream?

Your goal is to begin – and begin without worrying about what others are thinking, wondering whether the market is already saturated or comparing yourself with others.

We are all creative and have our own unique spin on projects which can only come out if we begin and deliberately work towards completion.

Are you consistently working towards success? What do you do daily to keep the momentum going?

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