Don’t you quit. Don’t you give up on your dream. Don’t you do it!

Don’t you quit. Don’t you give up on your dream. Don’t you do it!

Have you come close to abandoning your biggest life dream?

There is a point in every major quest in which the outcome seems improbable, if not impossible.

It smacks us down and demoralizes every ounce of our self-confidence and willpower. We are overtaken with thoughts that look to rock our very foundation and unseat years of planning and strategizing.

We may hit a plateau in which we feel we are never going to exceed. We may find ourselves with significant setbacks for personal, financial, ethical, and moral reasons. We may find ourselves stuck in a quagmire of other’s mediocrity, hoping we might rise above that into a league of our own.

We can see the glimmer of what we have been working towards, shimmering in the distance, and yet as we come across this moment of doubt, the shimmer slowly starts to fade and our hopes and expectations with it.

Don’t give up. Don’t succumb to the voices inside of you that tell you that you that don’t have what it takes and that you’re not going to make it.

Remember that fearless being inside of you that understood what you were signing up for and who was ready to take on the task at the outset of this adventure and reconnect with that interview that brought you here in the first place.

Let them remind you who you are and why you’re there. Let them reacquaint you with the big dream and the aspirations that give you so much energy to pursue something of this caliber and magnitude.

There will be continuous internal discussion in which you are continuously trying your hardest to master your own control over the internal voices, as well as the external voices that may be working so diligently to discourage any further effort on your part.

Take a moment and take a long, deep breath, and look into the mirror and see who you have become in the course of this adventure and take inventory of the parts of you that have already evolved as a direct result of your staying in the game and working to make something of this magnitude come to fruition.

You may not have the right relationships, you may not have come from the right family, you may not have the right friends, and you might find 50 other reasons to start to sell yourself that perhaps this was all a pipe dream that did not really ever expect to come to fruition, but is that really the truth?

You know that it is not, and you know in your heart, that you have what it takes to go the distance. You know that wherever you have set your destination, you are armed and capable of getting there and through your continuous focus, determination, and willpower.

You most certainly will arrive.

Happy Friday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!