Meditation is such an important tool these days because of the vast amounts of information being tossed at us. The mind can go on excessive journeys of calculation when the most obvious aspects of our human lives is right in front us.
Patience pays. The illusion of not enough time is so prevalent right now. The most important thing you can do is to slow down-- especially before making big decisions. Don't let anyone pressure you into making a big decision before you are comfortable.
Fear causes a flood of sub-conscious thoughts surrounding that fear to come up and the mind tries to reason its way out of it.
Yes, I said it. Your dream might not come true. All the best-selling self help books will tell you that you can get everything you want by following their formula-- their secret. And while they might be good principles it's simply not true that everyone can instantly manifest the life they want after spending $24.95. But you should try.