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There are many people with unactualized dreams and aspirations. These dreams have not materialized because these individuals have been sitting on them for years. We are apprehensive and often hesitate in making a move to launch ourselves into our dreams and ambitions.

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There are many people with unactualized dreams and aspirations. These dreams have not materialized because these individuals have been sitting on them for years. We are apprehensive and often hesitate in making a move to launch ourselves into our dreams and ambitions. We are more afraid of failing, and because of that it cripples our drive and stifles our hope. The obvious thing is that you can never achieve anything of significance if you do not try. You must break away from the cocoon of apprehension and launch yourself into your purpose. Always remember that time does not wait for anyone. Your journey starts at the juncture of resolution. When you resolve in your mind that you are tired of the status quo, then it’s time to make that one hundred and eighty degrees turn and begin traveling towards your dreams and aspirations.  Your journey starts here and getting tired of your status quo is the inception point.  

Today, we see Udochinyere Agom-Eze launching herself into her dream and aspiration of YouTubing via her “I Encourage Somebody” YouTube Channel. Like she said, it was not an easy step for her, but she did it, nevertheless. Upon watching this video, there are three lessons that I can take away from it. The first lesson is the need to break away from your fears. Friends, according to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The only thing that we have to fear is fear itself.” Fear can cripple you. Fear is the leading cause of the paralysis of dreams and aspirations. Fear steals away that “can do mentality” and cripples your passion of achieving anything significant. If you must fear anything, then that fear must be of fear itself. The first bold step you need to take is that of breaking away from your worries, your concerns, your doubts, your anxieties, and your suspicions.

“What are you waiting for? Take that bold step of faith and start walking gallantly towards your dreams. A stitch in time will save nine.”

The second bold step you need to take is to cultivate your passion. Friend let me tell you something, your passion/enthusiasm is that fire that razes within you. It is your talent, that significant purpose within you that is continually seeking an outward expression. Your passion is a seed that needs to be planted, cultivated, nurtured, and eventually harvested as you being to reap the dividends of your labor. What is your passion? Take that bold step today and answer this question. Stop wasting time and discover your passion today. The final bold step is that you come to the realization that taking that bold step is only the beginning of a journey. A journey is not just one step, but a compilation of many more steps moves you closer to the mark of becoming your best-self-ever. Relegate fear to the background, discover your passion, take that first step and start traveling towards your success destination.

A George S. Patton once said that we should “Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” Hence, we can say that the word “bold” is akin to “taking a calculated risk.” One of the definitions of bold is “beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative.” We cannot limit ourselves by convention. We must be unafraid to step out of our comfort zone. We must become all that destiny calls us to be. Take that bold step today and launch yourself into your dreams, your purpose, your future. Remaining in your comfort zone may just prevent you from ever accessing coming comforts and possibilities in your future path.  As stipulated from the inception of this article, time waits for no one. Stop the procrastination of your future. Take that bold step of faith today and begin the march towards your dreams and aspirations. 

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Ogbonnaya Agom-Eze is an entrepreneur and the Founder, CEO, Editor-In-Chief of Oaekpost, LLC, a U.S.-based online media company and the parent organization of www.oaekpost.com. He is a multi-niche writer with a wide range of interests in various genres. Agom-Eze is based in the Greater Seattle Area, Washington, and can be reached at ogb@oaekpost.com.

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