This is for all the dreamers
The ones who take risks, chances, who live outside the box.
This is for you. You don't need anyone's permission to follow your dreams, to pursue your calling.
That stirring deep inside you, reminding you on a daily basis that there's more to life than what you're living? Yeah, that's the one. It begs for you to listen, don't let it fall on deaf ears.
Life is what you make it.
We grow up thinking we have to do things a certain way. School, job, etc. It's always something, and most of the time, those something's aren't really things we enjoy…we simply tolerate them. Who says it has to be that way?
We should have a life that we can enjoy!
That when we wake up every day, we're excited because we know that we're going to do something that matters. Or at least take a step in that direction…even if it's just a baby step.
Your Ideal Life
Sit back, close your eyes, and think about your ideal life…your ideal day. What does it look like? Not just what you will have…the new car, nice clothes, or what have you…but what you will actually do in a typical day?
What's Your Dream?
Do you dream of working at home on a business that you're passionate about? Writing a best seller, or maybe a blog? Going out into your community and helping people? Think about it. Sky's the limit. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Ok…got it? Now, consider this:
What do you actually need to do to make this a reality?
If you're unsure, then follow these steps:
Figure it out.
That might seem obvious, but here's what I mean. Do research..and research…and more research! Look online and talk to people who have done what you want to do.
Write it down.
Everything you can think of…the steps you will need to take, any sacrifices you'll need to make, maybe income you'll need to replace. Get your goals right in front of you so you can see them, right there, in black and white. (Or whatever color you prefer)!
This is the first step to changing your life.
We have to allow ourselves to think about what could be. Venture away from what is, and dream! Nothing is too huge. Anything is possible. But the first step is to figure out what we want.
If you're like me, it might even stress you out. The pressure of having to decide, and the fear of making the wrong decision. But please, don't let that stop you! You know why? Because you can always adjust later on. There's no rule that says when you start something that it has to work out exactly the way you thought it would.
Ready, Fire, Aim
It's called ready, fire, aim! Set out to do that thing that you're dreaming about and if you have to adjust your sails along the way and sway in a different direction, that's ok! The only rules are the ones you're giving yourself!
Sometimes you have to abandon a project all together. Instead of feeling guilt about it, learn what you can and then move on!
Failure isn't permanent
Failure isn't permanent. Don't spend so much time thinking about what you didn't do right..it's a waste of time. GO AFTER the things you want, chase your dreams and begin to live the life you want to lead, even if you have to start small. Do your best and let God do the rest.
Things won't ever work out if you don't take the first step. Don't delay another day!
You have a purpose and are here for a reason.
That nagging feeling that you keep getting about that thing you'd really like to do is likely a huge part of that purpose.
Listen. Plan (the best you can). And then act.
Are you living your dream? If not, what are you doing about it? Share with us in the comments!