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What Does It Take To Make Your Dreams Come True?…

Now, I’m no expert on the subject…

But this much I know to be true…

Everyone’s Scared.

Life takes us for quite a ride.  One minute you’re flying high and the next you are hit by a bus.  For some that can even be literal!  What a rollercoaster!

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately.  How one minute you can be on top of the world and the next, you’re just not!  How we can plan and plan and then the opposite sometimes happens.

And what about the times when the stars seem to align and it just seems so perfect?  This recently happened to my daughter.  She’d been struggling with a major life changing decision for awhile.  She was strategizing and planning and when it came to the actual execution.  Everything and I mean EVERYTHING, seemed to fall into place.  Like your 1000 piece puzzle was as easy as your 50 piece!  Not only was it going as planned, it was going smoother, easier and even greater in her favor than she had ever dreamed!  She and I even used words like “it was meant to be” How exciting!  

Now, here’s the thing… How did she do it?  

As I see it…

She had this dream.  She planned out this dream.  She broke it all down into steps she could take action on.  Then, she took action.  Scared action?  Maybe, even most likely, but… focused action, nonetheless.  She pushed  away the doubts, or at least, didn’t dwell on them.  And always, always kept her end goal in mind.  And here’s the funny part… the part, I think, trips all of us up… After all went well, above and beyond her wishes, she questioned something small.  Something pretty insignificant in the scheme of things and I thought, hmmm… how many of us do this and completely derail ourselves?  This must be how self sabotage begins… We choose to focus on one tiny setback and allow it to create an instant excuse for stopping.  For giving up.  For us to pretend our dream was foolish. Or, perhaps even worse, not meant to be… Does this ring true for you?  Can you look back to a time where you perhaps, unwittingly, sabotaged your own dream?  Fortunately, in her case, she recognized the insignificance when she looked objectively at the whole picture and was able to brush it off and quickly change her thinking and was back on track! 

But, not all of us are this savvy!
My beautiful daughter sky diving in Australia…

And it wouldn’t hurt to take a quick peak at confidence.  Oh boy, did that word just leave a bad taste in your mouth?  Where and when does confidence play a roll?  Pretend Confidence.  Scared Confidence.  The truth is the more you project any confidence… the more real confidence comes to you.  And comes through you.  And confidence plays a crucial roll when you are in action mode toward your dreams.  Remember the phrase “practice makes perfect?” Yep.  Make this your new phrase, “practice makes confidence.”  Try it on.  Say it.  See how it tastes…
Why not dream about petting wallabies and koala’s…

So, dreams.  Beautiful as they are, still need action behind them.  And action is truly all you need to begin, because consistent action will give us the ability to believe our dreams.  Believe in them.  Believe we can have them.  Believe we can make them happen.  Believe we deserve them.  The lesson to learn is belief comes AFTER action!  I guess this is what makes our dreams more daring in some ways… 
Taking action…

But, I have lots of dreams!  How about you?  Do you dare to dream?  Are you ready to work on them?  Break them down?  Take action?  Ready to make them a reality?  It’s ok to begin, why not start today?  Sink or swim, what does it really matter?  After all…

Everyone’s scared.

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