We all have hopes and dreams and we should keep reaching for them. There is nothing wrong for wanting more and working hard to get what we want and deserve. We must stay hopeful no matter how hard it might get. It’s imperative never to lose focus on what we want to achieve or give up even when life brings challenges.

Everything that we want is for the taking if we simply allow ourselves to see it and believe it. When things don’t work out right away, people have a tendency to give up. Staying the course will allow you to achieve everything you want.

We first have to start by believing in ourselves and believing we are deserving. If we do not trust and invest in ourselves, others will not either. When you are confident and steadfast, others will want to rally around you.

Next, you must visualize what you want. Be intentional and specific as you think, meditate and ruminate about all that can be. Keep working at it. It takes time and practice. You may need to take a reprieve or step back occasionally, but it is important to always get back on track. If we allow things fall away, nothing will happen. It’s easy to make excuses. Remember that there is no perfect time and never enough hours in the day or money in the bank. It’s taking little steps day by day that will move things forward. More can be accomplished when we try to chip away slowly at something versus trying to tackle it fully. Just be clear about what you want because you may just get it. It’s never easy. In this day, things are so misleading and can become very confusing. We often think the grass is greener on the other side. It is often not. It’s what we do with what we have that makes a difference. If we stay true to ourselves and honest with what need and want, we can eventually get there and be all we are meant to become.

Don’t be afraid to express what you want and don’t let fear hold you back. It’s when we share, stay vulnerable and allow it to happen that it really will. You will be surprised as to how many people want to and can help when you have clarity about what you desire and you exude passion. Sometimes you just need to put yourself out there and see where it takes you. There is no shame in trying. In fact, the real injustice is when we waste our talents. Everyone has something special to give. Everyone.

I say all of this as reminders to myself because nothing worth anything comes easy. I have let confusion and disappointment get the better of me. We all have allowed those feelings to take over, but if you really believe you can do it, you will be able to do it. Will it to happen and make sure you keep your goals very clear. Let your aspirations for yourself, your faith, your family and your friends guide and inspire you. By doing so, you may just inspire someone else in ways you could never have imagined.

Roopa Weber
About Roopa Weber
Roopa Weber is a first time children’s book author who has created the Penny the Peacock series. Roopa’s inspiration for Penny came from the values and love provided by her mother. She wanted to find an avenue to instill her mother’s wisdom in her own daughter and carry the message forward generationally. And, so she wrote.