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Embrace Your Almost: Find Clarity And Contentment In The In-Betweens, Not-Quites, And Unknowns

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A no-nonsense guide to the life you long for, even when it doesn't go according to plan, from the bestselling author of Own Your Everyday.

Jordan Lee Dooley knows firsthand how devastating it can be when you almost achieve a goal, almost reach a dream, and almost get to where you want to be, only to land just short of the finish line or watch it all fall apart at the last minute.

Disrupted, delayed, or even seemingly destroyed dreams have a way of making us rethink everything. But perhaps rethinking dreams is not always the worst thing. In those moments, you have a chance to pause and consider what matters most to you as well as redefine what success looks like for you in a world that's constantly telling you what you should want or should do.

Believe it or not, it is possible to cultivate a life you really like--and one where you can succeed--in the tension of the middle, between where you started and where you hoped to be. Discover:

- the single most important question to ask yourself as you set goals and make plans
- practical steps to move forward when your plans don't go according to plan
- how to clarify which goals are right for you to pursue (and which are not)
- what to do when dreams seem to come true for everyone but you
- the unexpected gains that can arise from unwanted pain
- how to know when it's time to let go of a dream--and what to do with the space left behind

Life is filled with unexpected interruptions, almost-but-not-quite moments, uncertainty, and in-between seasons. As hard as those experiences may be, they also offer a unique invitation to align your dreams and goals with what matters most. Learn how you can gain greater clarity about what you truly want, why you want it, and how to begin pursuing it.