Today is the only day you can begin to make a difference in your life. And pursuing your dreams is what life is all about. So don’t be irresponsible. Don’t wait until ‘someday.’ Make today the first day of the rest of your new life. I want to share with you my story about how I got to where I am today and how I published a book on living life my way.
When I was in High school and wanted to start teaching group fitness they all told me I was too young.
I got certified and started teaching. Step and hi-lo aerobics. I was a choreography queen.
When I went to college and wanted to major in Dance they all told me that I’d never go anywhere with that.
I got my B.A. in Dance and Communications and had an amazing time doing it.
When I moved to San Francisco to pursue Fitness full time they all told me it was a terrible idea. The city is too expensive. You cant survive with fitness as a career.
I worked in fitness and lived in San Francisco for 4 years.
When I went back to school to earn my Health and Wellness coach certification they all told me it was a waste of money. “You cant make a living as a life coach Caroline”.
I earned my certification and it launched me in a powerful new direction.
When I wanted to change paths from fitness to a Health and Wellness business they all told me I was crazy. “You’ll never be taken seriously. Why not just stay in fitness? Plenty of work for you.”
I created a business in-line with my strengths and personal passions full of purpose that I love. It allows for me to live according to my own definition of success and use my unique talents to be of service in making a positive impact.
When I wanted to write a book they all told me it was too hard, too expensive, and a waste of time. “No one even reads books anymore Caroline”.
I started writing. Then I couldn’t stop. Now the book is a real, physical product as of October 18th. I am a published author and seeing that dream come true feels amazing.
Look, I’m not saying that if you want to be the next Beyoncé it will happen overnight. But I am saying theres a lot of power that comes from claiming what you want, believing in yourself, and going for it. Whether a goal is possible or impossible for you depends more on what you do about it than on any other factor. Certainly there will be obstacles that stand in your way. And you can choose to use these obstacles as excuses for giving up – many people do. But the truth is, if you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. You just need to find the strength and willpower to keep going. Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
There will always be people who tell you that you can’t. You just need to make sure YOU are not one of them.
As our friend Steve Jobs says:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Please my friends, I urge you, go for your dreams. If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. A life lived in pursuit of meaningful goals is infinitely better than a life spent not.
All that being said, you are invited to join me in celebrating a life of going for your dreams at the launch day of my first book, Balanced Body Breakthrough, October 18th, 2016 at EQUINOX Sports Club from 6-8pm. The party is free and open to the public. It’s an open house full of healthy food, wellness products, new and old friends. An evening of celebration, community, health, and wellness. You have been an important part of my journey and hold a special place in my heart. I hope you can make it to celebrate!
Get your copy of Balanced Body Breakthrough here: http://www.carolinejordanfitness.com/book/
And invite friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1779516742296150/
Here’s to you my friend, making your dreams happen.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~ Shel Silverstein, Where The Sidewalk Ends