Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER, where I discuss being true to your own dreams:
When you hear the word loyalty, you may think of it as a vague, faraway quality. It’s not. Loyalty as a step to inner power involves taking specific actions toward your personal goals, your purpose, your target. So many of us make new year’s resolutions – “I want to eat better and lose weight,” ” I want to exercise,” “I want to look for a better job,” “I want to meditate every day.” How often does our resolve usually last? A few days or maybe a couple of weeks?
Why is it that we give up so easily even though these resolutions represent key stepping-stones to our well-being or to accomplishing our cherished dreams? One reason is that the actions we need to take can feel uncomfortable. It’s easier to continue in our old, comfortable way of doing things that to exert the effort to create significant change. Another reason it’s easy to give up is that loyalty requires consistent self-discipline – the discipline that allows you to remain committed to two things: yourself and your journey.
You will find that when you start living as one with your Silent Master and commit to worthy goals, all kinds of distractions and new challenges will arise to test your commitment. In fact, the greater your achievement, the greater the tests that come. Only if you love yourself enough to remain totally disciplined and loyal to yourself can you triumph over these obstacles and challenges.