More stories of inspiration. Did you see the article on Ieshia Champs?
If you listen, you’ll hear all kinds of stories about people, and particularly women, overcoming incredible odds to achieve their goals. Ieshia Champs is just one of them that came to light earlier this week on an article by ABC News.
A single mom from Houston, she overcame a whole host of obstacles to be graduating with her law degree next month. A single mom of 5 kids, came from a broken home, the list is pretty long of what she overcame.
And that’s why I bring up her story here in the middle of my story. These types of situations happen all around us. And you could be the next story to break about overcoming adversity to achieve your goals. We are all pretty tough people when it comes right down to it. When you get to that point of hopelessness, just remember that others have done it, and you can too. It won’t be a quick fix, and it won’t be easy, but it will be worthwhile to not give up on your dream and keep fighting, one day at a time, to get where you want to be.
The common thread amongst the stories you hear of people achieving their dream is that it is a marathon, not a sprint. You can’t expect to decide today to go out and get what you want, and expect to have it tomorrow. If you look back, it took you a long time to get to where you are, so it will take a long time to pull yourself up and get to where you want to be.
And there are resources out there to help. Family, friends, social workers, co-workers, therapists. The list goes on. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone to get their perspective on your situation and help you map a plan to achieve your dream. The key is to make that plan. You know the old saying: “Plan your work and work your plan”. True now more than ever. Just having a plan helps you see your goal and makes the day to day steps of getting there easier to make.
Let us know how making a plan helped YOU achieve your goal.