The first step toward achieving anything noteworthy is making a resolve. For many, procrastination robs them of that. For others, it is the immediate fear of the required sacrifices. Our resolve to confront the inevitable obstacles that will come our way, and to make the tough and uncomfortable decisions necessary for significant achievement, is what ultimately sets us apart. Be assured, however, that life will test your resolve. By offering you short-term respite in lieu of your long-term goals or by resisting you outrightly.