May 15, 2013

Dream A Little Dream

Do you know those little daydreams about what you'd love to be doing or where in life you'd like to be going? You know, the ones that seem like such a perfect idea and you wonder why you haven't pushed harder to make that dream a reality?

I have those too.

There are so many things that I think I would enjoy and actually think I could be really good at. Usually I wonder if a change in career path would take too much work, or stifle my passion for other things.I get lost wondering  where I would even start.

And then after entertaining different thought for a while, the self-doubt starts to creep in, keeping my vision at bay. Why is that?
  

 What is it about this dream-chasing business that is so intimidating?

After thinking about it for a while, I've come to realize that chasing a lofty dream takes insane amounts of courage. It means opening yourself up to vulnerability, potential rejection, and really putting yourself out there. I think too few people talk about how scary taking a leap of faith can be.

But here's where we miss the big picture.

Call me an eternal optimist... but what if actually taking that leap of faith lead to something bigger? Something beautiful. To think I would've completely missed an opportunity due to my own self-consciousness gives me knots in my stomach.

I want to reach that place where it feels so right to be there. Where I feel like not only am I good at it, but I sincerely love what I am doing. So here I am, reevaluating passions and building up the courage to take that massive leap into the unknown.

Anyone else in the same boat with me?

Maybe it's work, a hobby, a relationship. Whatever it is, you are absolutely capable or reaching it! Take heart my friends, with a little patience, determination and grace we CAN get there.

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"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is
greater than any obstacle."

- Christian D. Larson
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4 comments:

  1. I love this Meg. I think that we all have our own fears and issues that keep us from reaching our full potential, but I'm a firm believer that dreaming about things really does work! I've been known to spend hours upon hours day dreaming and writing down my goals and the vision for my future, and guess what? I'm well on my way :) So don't be afraid! You don't need to share it with any of us if you won't want to, but you have serious potential as a human being and I KNOW that you're going to do absolutely incredible things with your life. xoxo

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  2. You are right on the mark with this Meg! I chased after a dream when I started Jazz It Up. It hasn't been easy but I'm still plugging along and there have been some major strides. There are other area's that I haven't been as brave, your post is motivation to me! I say go for what makes you happy! Sometimes all we need is that little push to make things happen. :-)

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  3. Hi Meg,
    I think you hit it right on the head for me, the fear of being a success. How will it change me or will it change the way others interact with me. Kinda like if you won the lottery would people still like you...LOL But I agree with Joelle, writing it down makes it real. Hope everyone's dreams come true!

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  4. I've been feeling this way as of late, but I had to make the grown up decision first if that somehow makes some ounce of sense. I recently went on vacation and reality took a wide chunk out of me. I'm not afraid of being a dreamer, but I am afraid of where my dreams can lead me. For instance, at a fast food chain frying m burger life away. I'm still very positive that I can be whatever I want to be in life but not at the extent of what can happen in the future and the people who will become important to me. Yes, I over think things a lot and have even considered my unborn children.

    I decided I'll do what I can now to make my life better and full of potential. Then I'll follow those dreams recklessly. Everyone needs a safety net.

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