For many people having a ‘life goal’ – often hatched when quite young – never really moves from fantasy to reality. Circumstances take over, which are often used as an excuse for not putting in the sheer hard work required for dream-fulfilment. The dream is lovely. The idea of the hard work, less so. Your willingness to put in this effort is determined by how much you really want to do the thing you dream about. The person who compromises on the hard work or manages to find better things to do probably didn’t want to do it enough.

To succeed you need a clear balance between the heart (which provides emotional drive) and the head (which provides the clear-sighted, logical thinking that turns the life ...

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