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It seems as if all the uncertainty occurring in the world is making people afraid to move forward. This is especially true when it comes to pursuing dreams. Creating your dream is an adventure. You don't know exactly where it will lead, but the act of taking a step brings you closer to success. 1. Believe in yourself. Confidence greatly influences reality. Know that you will make the right decisions to make your dream a reality. Believe in your success and your energy will attract others to help you succeed. 2. Write down your goal. When your ultimate goals are clear, the steps to achieve your goals become more intuitive. Even as circumstances force you to shift directions, you will find a way to move forward. 3. Write down the 'things' you fear. Write down anything that comes to mind. Do not judge or analyze them, just create a list. Ideas can range from "where will I find the time", "the economy may worsen", to "I will have to learn how to sell correctly." 4. Tear the list up. What you wrote down is of little significance because as you work on your goal you will discover ways to make it a reality. Realize that there is nothing on the list that will stop you. In fact, an item that you wrote down today will probably be gone tomorrow because circumstances always change. Tear it up and free yourself for success. 5. "Dream Like a Child, Decide as an Adult." As a child, view the world through the eyes of possibility and ask for help when you need it. Then as an adult, use your intuition and knowledge to decide on your next action step and take it. Focus on simple activities that help you gain the knowledge you need. 6. Start doing your action items today. There is nothing you "need" except for your passion and your ability to ask others for help. Your imagination works wonders! Treat each step like a mini-reward. Thank yourself for accomplishing it, and take your next step. If you continue to wait for things to calm down or to stop changing, you will never move forward. Stop worrying about uncertainty and revel in the unexpected opportunities it brings. Open yourself to exploration, fun, and the ultimate reward Ð a life and career you love! Romanus Wolter is known as "The Kick Start Guy." His book, Kick Start Your Dream Business (Ten Speed Press), provides proven action steps that close the gap between goals and success.