Dreams Come True by Staring Down Obstacles


Do you have a dream list? A list of at least 10 things you wish you could do. Yet, you aren’t making your dreams come true, because all you see are obstacles standing in your way.

I’ve long held onto the dream of writing a book. Yet, I let internal obstacles, like doubt and uncertainty, stop me. After blogging for a year, I found the courage to put my thoughts together in an e-book to share with you.

The day arrives when I sit down to write, and my anxiety spikes. I worry that no one will find it useful or interesting. Or, maybe I won’t be able to finish it.

I find myself at a crossroads where I am the obstacle. I can let the worry direct my path or I can keep moving toward my goal in spite of my worry.

I chose to start writing, and not let the worries stand in my way. I focus on my goal of completing the book, instead of the what ifs spinning in my head. And, my worry gets quieter as I pay less attention to it. 

“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards, but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them…they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” ~Orison Swett Marden

I stared my obstacles down by continuing movement toward my goal. Now, I am excited to share my excitement with you of a dream fulfilled.

What are your dreams? Is worry standing in the way of making a dream come true?


Or, would you like to take a stand in the face of everyday worries? While I haven’t learned how to eliminate worry, I have learned how to interrupt worry and release built up tension.

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In this e-book, you will learn over 10 ways to manage anxiety without medication:

  • What you can do to relieve tension
  • What you can say to interrupt worry
  • How to recognize sneaky worry
  • How to adapt the strategies and find what works best for you (2 printable worksheets)

You can’t eliminate all worry, but you can show your worry that you are in charge. Take a stand and find:

  • Your confidence boosts
  • You invite joy and peace
  • You release tension
  • You prevent worry from creating more symptoms and relationship problems


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9 responses to “Dreams Come True by Staring Down Obstacles

  1. Great luck and success with your ebook – a dream comes to fruition! Yay!!
    All the best.

  2. Hi Marci,

    Congrats on your new ebook! It’s such a challenge, especially if it is your first. I wrote an ebook for my website and now am in the midst of writing another ebook.I can completely relate to the insecurities you mentioned. I’ve decided I will not let that get in my way. I’m writing my book for me, and if others enjoy it, that will be the icing on the cake.

    • Thank You Cathy. I definitely wrote for me too. Valuing but not overvaluing what others think of what I write is very calming.

      What is your second book about?

  3. Hello Marci ~

    I discovered you over at Linda Hewett’s blog, “Positive Spin”. Linda and I are fellow team members at “We Blog Better”.

    Many congratulations on your e-book! 🙂

    I have a very dear friend I think you’d enjoying meeting — Rob Adelphia of “Today Has Power”. When you have a minute, pop over to Twitter and introduce yourself. Rob’s Twitter handle is @TodayHasPower. I just have a feeling the two of you should start networking and get better acquainted.

    • Thank you Melanie. I know We Blog Better. Kiesha published my first guest post a year ago 😉

      I do like Rob’s website, quotes, music, etc. Thanks for “introducing” him and you too! Do you have a blog too?

      • Hey Marci — hope you’re having a smooth-sailing Sunday!

        So excited to hear you’ve been a guest author over at We Blog Better. That’s fantastic! And I’m glad you took some time to check out Rob’s site.

        Yes, I have a blog — just click my name here and you’ll land on Solo Mompreneur. 🙂

        • Melanie, I can’t get the link to your blog to work, but did make it to your website. So important to help mom’s be their own boss – more and more moms are working from home these days. Oh, the funny things my son has done while I’m writing!

  4. Good to know you’re a gal with perseverance, Marci! Not sure why my blog link isn’t working here but I’m happy you found your way to my website.

    I hope you’ll write some posts about the funny things your son has done while you’re writing! 😉