“You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true.” Thank you Richard Bach!
Trust me. No, seriously, TRUST ME, when I say that the statement above is true. It can’t be that easy, right? What’s the catch you ask? Simply this: sometimes once you begin pursuing the dreams you have, you realize that you don’t want them as much as you thought. And there is no guilt in that.
How can that be true, you ask? I know, I know. Dreams are supposed to be these heart wishes that you can’t live without. And sometimes they are. But we dream many things. And usually our dreams culminate in riches, the highest level of success or a fairy tale vision. That’s not bad necessarily, except that sometimes we rise to that level, we work so hard and we realize that the fairy tale vision isn’t exactly based in reality. That’s why you hear musicians often climb to the top of the ladder and then not even want to play anymore. Or actors who take significant amounts of time off.
Achieving your dream takes hard work and dedication. That’s why most of us don’t even try, right? Or at least why we get discouraged. Or even quit along the way. Before you accuse me of being all debbie downer here, I want to drop a little perspective on you.
What if we don’t fail when we don’t reach our dreams? What if it’s a learning opportunity to understand more about what we really want? Because trust me, no seriously, TRUST ME, when I say that the dreams you really want to accomplish don’t get old, too frustrating to continue on or too hard to keep working at. The real heart dreams stick. And they happen. Because you won’t stop. No matter what.
So next time you put yourself out there for your dream and you want to quit, make sure that’s a conscious decision that you’re making. And then make it with the knowledge that there will be another dream (there always is). And that this experience will actually shape and form more information about what you truly desire in your life.
And speaking of dreams – no dream is too big or too small. Trust that simply starting it will help you choose pretty quickly whether to pursue it hard core or to play smaller with it. There is no shame either way. The end goal is to be happy with your choices and your life. If you’re doing that, you’ve learned one of life’s hardest lessons. So get the ball rolling, talk to the people you need to talk to in order to get going. Don’t be intimidated. You have it within you already. Richard Bach says so. Just start!
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Peace, love and momentum,
MOMENTUM CHALLENGE: Speak your truth. Kindly. Address the things you need to say this month. What has been on your nerves? What has been eating you up inside? Talk to the person you need to talk to. Explain what isn’t working and how you feel. Take responsibility for your part. Offer solutions that will work for both of you.