If something’s not working, find another way! If it’s important to you, keep working to make it happen – don’t give up when you hit a bump in the road. There is no one way to do something – to succeed you have to be resilient and innovative. Everyone faces challenges when working towards a goal, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end – it just means that you have to find a new way. Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist were both drafted in 2005, but while Sidney Crosby went first overall, Patric was the last-overall pick. There are players picked in the first round who never play a game in the NHL, but Patric Hornqvist plays on a line with Sid today (and so far in the 2014-15 season, they’ve been having a lot of chemistry). Dreams don’t work unless you do. Don’t let what other people think influence the belief you have in yourself.
Game Plan: Big dreams and goals need to be broken down into smaller steps to make them more manageable. What can you do within the next 24 hours that will be a step towards achieving your goal? What about in the next 3 days? Taking your goals one step at a time helps you see the progress you are making and makes them easier to achieve.