There are so many different ways to let people know exactly what you’re doing, where you’re doing it, and many times you’ve been there doing the same thing. (Foursquare, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Unfortunately, this occurs rarely when we’re doing the things we SHOULD be doing to get to where we complain about not being.

Think back to everything you did yesterday, the day before, etc – I think you’ll find that most of the time was spent not doing something that could have gotten you closer to your dreams. If one of your “personal life” dreams is to learn to play the guitar – did you even pick up a guitar? Chances are you probably don’t even OWN a guitar.

If your dream is to become, as John Maxwell describes, a person of influence – how much time did you devote to your leadership growth? I’d bet not much.

If something is important enough to you for you to consider it a goal or a dream – it’s worth 100% of your time to achieve it. I’m not saying sell the house and move the family to Austin so you can join a band, but I am saying buy a damn guitar.

Look at the places you’ve “checked in” recently – then decide where you need to be “checked in” more, and go there. The only person keeping you from your dreams and goals is you. You are the only person standing in your way. Make the decision to change, now. If you start today – tomorrow you’re already one day more experienced than you were when you woke up this morning.

Steve Martin dreamed of being able to play the banjo. He finally picked up his first banjo in his 30s. When asked why he started so late, he says “because I knew there would come a day when I could say I’ve been playing the banjo for 20 years.”

Your 20 years of experience can start now – if you’ll just get “checked in” and do it.