I have them on a daily basis, on any given day. Sometimes it is hard to breath. Hard to focus. Difficult to ignore. What am I talking about? Scary dreams. What makes them so scary though? The thought that they could really come true? Or the hard work that will come along with it? Or the fear of the process? I think it is a little bit of everything.
What if you fall flat on your face? What if your dreams don’t matter? What if nobody cares about what you have to say? What if somebody has already said this before? What if you are not the full package? What if you cannot afford your dream? What do you do when people tell you that you can’t? When you fail, how can you gain the courage to give it another shot? Why can’t you just “do it” already? Why do your dreams seem so scary?
Just to get down to the bottom of it, you are not afraid. You know you can do this. You have so many ideas that it is ridiculous. What you have to say is important. As little as you have, somebody else needs it. As small as you feel, you can still make a huge impact. Do you know what your problem is? You worry too much and act too little. Do you know what your other problem is? You are still dreaming.
It is time for you to move out of your comfort zone and jump into what you fear most. It is the only way to stop the scary dreams. Then you will realize that the moment you dreamed was the moment that you already had all that was necessary to succeed. What you will accomplish is going to be so amazing. Mark this down as the day you stopped having scary dreams!
I know you are tired. I know you have been through so much. I know life can be pretty tough. I know you wish you were in a better place right now, but you’re not. I know it may make more since for you to wait it out and stand on the sidelines; watching everyone else pursue their dreams. You say your time will come, and true….it will, but at some point you’ve got to get off the bench and get in the game. Start today. Don’t wait. Get out of the “planning stages” and just do it.
I contemplated for years about writing a book, then finally co-authored two books. Was my material #1 best-seller? No, but in my eyes it was. Why? because I did it afraid. I stopped listening to all of the negativity (which mostly came from me)…actually, all of which came from me. My next move was to start blogging. Do I have a #1 blog? No, but I started it when I didn’t have an ounce of confidence in myself…I just did it. Basically, what I’m trying to stress to you is…YOU CAN DO IT!
So what if you fail the first couple of times! The most devastating thing you could ever do at this point is give up on your dreams. Start right where you are. Keep working towards your goals. Keep pushing yourself and you will see doors open and opportunities will become available. How do I know? I’m in the process right now. There are days I want to quit, but I’ve already put myself out there. There is no turning back to the way things were.
P.S. Spread love today…it’s perfect!
Finally, something I should have taken care of long ag0.
My cluttered mind is equivalent to old garbage left in the house for an extended period. It smells in here.
Where do I start? Okay, I’m wiping the slate clean.
There will be no sweeping trash into the corners (of my mind) and coming back for it later.
This filth has to go now.
I’m coming through with my big, black garbage bag…discarding all negative thoughts, dusting off all the “some day” ideas…
wiping the window of my soul to clearly see the visions of my future.
As always, spread love…it’s perfect!
First of all, unlike the start of phase I of my blog, I have to give honor to God because without Him I wouldn’t be here (everybody knows that…I hope). See, some people will stop reading at this point, but that’s fine too : ) So phase II of my blog is most definitely dedicated to Him. Okay, now that we have that understanding, let’s get to it! I love to share my thoughts because at any given moment, you never know if what you were thinking was something that someone needed to hear. I was thinking about His (God’s) love and how no other love can compare. His love is perfect in every way. His love is sure. His love is constant. His love is always. His love is forever. His love is free. His love heals. His love forgives. This morning I thought of all of the wrong things I’ve ever done and asked God what He thought about them. He took out a blank sheet of paper and wrote “I love you!” His love covers all! If you are ever looking for love, you can always find it in Him.