A new job. My own blog. And now a new city.

What was just a vision 18 months ago, has finally become a reality. 

It didn’t happen overnight.  It didn’t happen the way I would’ve predicted, but it happened. 

I overcame the uncertainties I had last year as I sat in my cube in Boston.  I overcame the doubters who said I wouldn’t be able to switch industries. 

I wasn’t sure exactly how it would pan out, but I kept my vision:  A new job at a tech startup in a city that I loved.

 

Today I sit here as a proud employee of the influencer marketing startup Traackr and on the verge of moving to New York City. 

I grinded.  I persisted.  I had faith.

But, I don’t write to you today to brag. I write to show you what’s possible.

There is no such thing as being stuck.  There is no need to settle. 

You can have what you want.  You can design your own life.

But it has to start with YOU.

 

You have to make every decision consciously.  You have to be willing to make sacrifices.  You need to change the way you think.

Because if you don’t believe, then it won’t happen.  If you don’t take the necessary steps, there’s no chance.

There are too many other forces pulling against you.  There are too many other people out there that doubt you.

You have to create your own energy.  You have to be your own spark.

 

So as you sit here today and read this, what vision comes to mind?  Where do you want to be a year from now?  What’s wrong in your life now that you need to change?

Today can be the day that you start to think about everything differently.  Today can be the day that you realize that you’re in control.  But your life will only begin to change if you add action to your ideas.      

 

In adulthood, there is no one who is going to pull you along.  There is no one who is going to show you the way. 

You have to choose your own path and take the steps yourself. 

So today I challenge you to look at the paths before you in a new light.  Don’t view them in terms of what makes the most sense or what seems easiest, view them in terms of what you want deep down.

If you could choose a path, knowing that you wouldn’t fail, which would it be?  

Now, what’s stopping you from taking that first step?    

 

 

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