Today, while I was going through my Twitter timeline, I saw that one of my followers, author Aliya King, created a blog challenge, #30in30. The goal is to write a blog post every day for the next 30 days…So, here goes…

I also saw on Twitter that gymnast Gabby Douglas won the all-around title, and she became the first African-American Olympic all-around champion! Seeing that really motivated me, and it reminded me to keep moving toward my dreams and goals. A lot of times, when things get rough or we get discouraged, we want to throw in the towel and quit. Or, if things seem really difficult, we don’t want to try at all. But seeing Gabby do her thing shows me that I can do my thing, too, no matter what!

After visiting her website, I also found out that two years ago, she moved away from her family to train with her coach, Liang Chow. And not only that, I’m positive that she worked extremely hard to reach her dreams of becoming a world-renowned gymnast. Here’s what I learned from her success:

  • You’re never too young or too old to go after what you want.
  • Never give up on your dreams and goals.
  • Success means stepping out of your comfort zone; doing this is necessary if you want to bring your dreams to life.
  • Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.
 “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Dreamer. Lover of life. Goal-getter. These are just a few words to describe Jamie Fleming-Dixon, multi-passionate entrepreneur. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of For Colored Gurls, a personal development blog that inspires and empowers women to live their most Fabulous lives. Additionally, she is owner of Mocha Writer, providing proofreading + editing services for solopreneurs and self-published authors. Jamie is also founder of Flyy, Female & Fabulous, a brand helping women in business stay in business and the author of the motivational book "How to Change Your Mindset + Live Your Most Fabulous Life."

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