"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined."
Just about everyone is familiar with the above Thoreau quote. It sounds scholarly and full of sage advice. But in reality it is more than a prescription for success. It is a call-to-action that must be self-motivated in times of great challenge. Everyone faces obstacles at some point whether in their personal or professional lives. The key is to keep moving, keep pressing, keep pushing.
Think of your life goal as a road trip. Along the way, distractions such as road blocks, traffic jams, detours etc. may appear. But with the destination fixed in your mind i.e., the location (the dream)you had already decided in advance, you must continue on the journey in order to achieve the desired result. You may have to change course along the way but with focus and perseverance the dream can become a reality.