Life is filled with changes, complexities and uncertainties. Recent events in our world has turned our lives upside down, leaving many on the brink of despair, and others giving up on their dream and aspirations. In this time of unprecedented change however, if you can stay on course and not abandon your dream, you can be a success. Here are three things you can do as it relates to keeping your dream alive during a crisis.

Believe you can

Belief is one of the fundamental principles of achievement. At the beginning of the year, many people set New Years resolutions or goals. It may have been personal, professional or business, but with the unprecedented change that the world is now experiencing, many people are wondering if their dream is still possible. Suffice it to say, this pay just be a time to pivot and develop new strategies to achieve the goals you set out to achieve. Whatever you do however, you have to stay on course and keep believing. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Believe you can and you’re half way there.”

Take care of the physical

In order to get from one location to another, we generally need a reliable mode of transportation. In like manner, to achieve your dream or goals, you need a body that is in good shape, especially mentally. Since your body is the only place you have to live, it’s important to spend time taking care of yourself. This means getting adequate rest, exercising and eating a balance diet. Of a fact, physical health has a profound impact on a positive mental state, which is a very integral part of navigating challenges, in pursuit of one’s desired goals.

Practice positive thinking

Many people could have become more, do more and achieve more, if they did not cherish negative thinking. Negative thoughts are corrosive to success and a  stumbling block in the path of you achieving your goals. I like the way how Charles Swindle puts it when he said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” If your goal is met with frustration therefore, chose to respond in a positive way by looking for a positive in the negative as well as by practicing positive self-talk.

As you think about the dreams, goals and aspirations you had at the beginning of the year, don’t allow the current challenges to derail you but instead remember why you set those goals in the process and stay on course. As a matter of fact, “It’s better to risk failure than to surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what do you really have left?”