Introduction

Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour.’

Attributed to Mark Twain

What’s the secret of achieving our goals? How can we become resilient enough to get there?

Are there any desires or ambitions in your work or life that fit into the ‘I’ve always wanted to…’ category? Or are there specific milestones that you’d like to hit in your career? If so, what has stopped you achieving them before now?

This may be to do with negative beliefs:

  • I could never do that.
  • I’m not good enough.
  • I don’t have the motivation – I’m too lazy.
  • I don’t have the time, what with work and family.
  • I’m too old.
  • If it were going to happen, ...

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