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You wake up in the morning and you feel like crap. You didn’t do any of the things you placed on your To-Do list. Your dream seems so far away; like they will never become a reality.

We all struggle to be disciplined to do the things we want to do.

But why can’t we be self-disciplined?

People tell me they can’t seem to follow through on their goals. They can’t be disciplined enough to do the things that matter most to them.

If you wake up one day and do an activity towards the achievement of your goals, that’s…

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Every morning, I stare at my clock in horror. It’s time to start my 9–5.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to leave my job. I used to sit for hours to dream about the digital nomad lifestyle. I wished I had all the money in the bank to live my dreams.

If all I needed to quit my job was to dream, my life would be perfect. But life is not perfect and dreams don’t pay the bills.

It’s easy to dream. It’s easy to say “I hate my job” a thousand times. …

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You’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of inconsistency.

It feels like a curse because you can’t stay committed to your goals.

Every day, you decide this is the day you will commit. And yes, you do commit for one week. But the next week, you quit.

You think through different ways to stick to your goals. But nothing works.

You’re simply inconsistent.

I’ve been there.

I’ve been labelled an unstable person by my friends.

My subscribers receive one post from me in one month and it’s silent in Email land for the next one to two months.

Tim Ferriss said…

And ways I’ve achieved my goals in spite of a 9-year debilitating illness

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Have you lost the person you used to be? Do you feel like a shadow of your former self? Has sickness taken over your life and all you have left are pieces of yourself?

Amidst all the productivity advice out there, no one tells you how to be productive when you’re in pain.

“I’m sorry, Ifeanyi; there’s no cure. You’re going to live with this for the rest of your life”. Those were the words a neurologist said to me this year after trying for 9 years to get a diagnosis. …

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I’m an ungrateful person. You could throw stones at me or pull me over for a pep talk, and tell me why I should complete The Five Minute Journal every day. I’d still be an ungrateful person.

There’s no reason to smile at the sky. There’s no reason to be happy at the sight of people dancing in the streets.

Life sucks.

I’m stuck in a job I hate. I’ve been stuck with an illness for the past 9 years which has absolutely no cure. I’m single and don’t feel like mingling.

Don’t preach to me about being grateful and…

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You have goals you desperately want to achieve. You might have it all figured out and you know all the steps you need to achieve your dreams.

But for some of us, we don’t know the next step.

I talked with a friend recently who expressed his frustration about not knowing the next step to take.

This can be a frustrating phase because everyone else seems to have it all figured out. You could get into a state of depression or increased anxiety.

If you are in this phase right now, I want you to know you are not alone.

Don’t be afraid to share your story

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It was a cold, windy Sunday morning. I rushed into the church building scared my wig would get blown away.

At first, it seemed funny. Here I was, trying hard not to face the humiliation of having my wig fly off my head. As I continued to walk, the journey seemed very long. I thought I wouldn’t make it. It didn’t seem funny anymore.

I bent my head really low like I was already in a state of prayer. Luckily, I got into church just in time to not face public embarrassment.

I love wearing wigs. They make me feel…

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The chase of the dream held me bound

I’ve stayed stuck in its grasp

Held on for dear life

Nothing else mattered

No point in trying anything else

Stayed glued to the dream for a long time

Thought it would bring me fulfillment

It did for a while

But now it’s lost its allure

It’s ceased to bring the feelings long desired

The loss of the dream brought emptiness in its wake

Increased the loneliness and the pain

It’s like starting all over

Trudging through the darkness

Desperately searching for the light

Yearning for meaning

Yearning for fulfillment

Beyond the dream lies another life

A promise of an unexplored, beautiful maze

A life worth searching for

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Life can be scary.

You feel stuck.

You can’t move forward or backwards.

Everyone seems to have gone ahead of you and you are still shaking in your boots.

Every day, you tell yourself you will achieve your dreams tomorrow. You will follow your heart tomorrow. But the days turn into months and the months turn into years.

Like Meredith Willson said, “you pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’re left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays”.

You can tell yourself you’re busy. You don’t have the time. And yes, you are busy. I can’t argue with…

You don’t need to quit your job for your dream

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One day, a friend asked me, “how do I know the right time to quit my job to chase my dream?”

I’ve heard this question many times from friends and clients of mine. And it’s a very interesting question.

How do I know I’m ready to go all in on my dream?

Do I need to quit my job to pursue my dream?

When is the right time to quit my job?

This question plagues the hearts of many dreamers. They stay in their offices dreaming of the day they will be rescued from the dry, monotonous life.

They are…

Ifeanyi Omoike

Words from a girl who was too scared to dream but is living her dream anyway.

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