Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Take Action

I always like to start out a new year with several ambitious goals. I write them down and hang them up where I am inspired to read them every single day.

To achieve them, I must take action. This often requires me to take leaps and face risks, conquer the inner voice in my head ranting impossibilities, avoid sinking into self-pity when things don't go as planned, and stand up to those who try to dismantle momentum with their stories of failure.

The truth is, no one is going to understand your goals the way you do. They will not understand what fires up your passion, what keeps you going day and night chasing your dreams, and what not achieving them would do to your spirit. So it's critical you hold tight to your truths, convictions, and ideals and understand them intimately.

The world is filled with unrealized potential and unfulfilled dreams. It is also filled with amazing feats, unstoppable fervor, and limitless inspiration. We have a choice - to take action on our dreams or allow others to steer us in other directions.

I think Will Smith's character summed up this choice perfectly in the following scene:

"If you want something. Go get it. Period." Powerful words to live by.

Wishing you much success in the pursuit of your dreams,


I feel it's critical to support the community, and so I've committed to donate a portion of my book sale proceeds to Chely Wright's LikeMe foundation ( to help provide support, resources and education to LGBT individuals, and their families and friends.


Anonymous said...

Hello Suzie - Another GREAT blog. :) 2011 was an exhausting year but a good one because I no longer was keeping a secret. This year is the first year that I made 5 goals for myself. I have them tucked in my pocket book and look at them every morning. Achieving them all will be a challenge, but very rewarding for me in the end.

I wish you luck and all goes well with you achieving your goals. :)

Have a Wonderful Day!!

Suzie Carr - novelist said...

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for the comment;)

I wish you great success as you accomplish your goals. What a great feeling it is to be challenged with a set of goals!

I hope your day is equally as wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Twitter seems to lend itself to synchronicity of which this is a great example. I have been noticing many comments of late about pursuing dreams, attaining goals etc. It strikes such a chord with me. I've always known, to some extent, what my dreams are, but have done little to realize them. This is a powerful message and you sum it up succinctly.

Well said Suzie!

Suzie Carr - novelist said...

Thanks for your kind compliment, Dean! Life speeds by so quickly, that it's so important to take action on our burning desires today.