How do you determine when it’s time to cross the line between dreams and reality; to move forward into the world that might be waiting for you if only you took that next step?
What would it take to make that change happen – today. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today?
What is keeping you teetering on the edge of possibility instead of walking boldly into the possible?
What are you waiting for?
Are you waiting for someone to promise you that it will be fabulous and that you’ll have no regrets? What if I told you that it will and that you won’t? Are you waiting for someone to tell you that it’ll totally be worth it? What if I suggested (with the voice of experience) that leaping into the sometimes scary unknown will be the best thing you’ve ever done? Are you worried about failure and mistakes? What if you shifted your thinking and instead of being afraid of the future you embraced it with the attitude that there is no such thing as failure….that there’s no such thing as a mistake (aren’t mistakes just an opportunity for growth?)…that any change is change for the right reason?
What if I told you that the only thing holding you back is you? Everything else, everything that seems stressful and uncertain and frightening, might only be a byproduct of not knowing.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
I spend a lot of time thinking about dreams, and perceived barriers. I spend a lot of time looking back at where I started and forward at where I am headed and trying to connect the dots to determine how what I have done was done and what I want to do will happen. Do I have it all figured out? No way. Do I recognize that finances and figures and children and families have to be considered when people think about their dreams? Absolutely. But within every barrier might be the possibility that with the smallest shift in thinking and just one step you’ll get that much closer to the you you want to be.
Take some time today to identify you dream, your goal. Be general. Be specific. But be truthful. Write it down. Then write down three things you feel are standing in your way. And then, don’t stop there. Take those three things and finds ways to overcome them. Make today your day to move in the only direction you’ll allow yourself – forward.
jacquelynnhang in there anonymous! identifying the barriers is a big step…try setting a few small goals that are achievable right now so that discouragement doesn’t take hold! : )
AnonymousThanks for this post. I was just complaining to my husband that I don’t have enough time to get my photography courses done so I can eventually become a photographer. Unfortunately, I’m still struggling to find a way to overcome my barriers. I thought I had it figured out but I don’t. Very discouraging 🙁