Writer’s Bock. So many things running through my mind right now and yet, so swirly, I can’t seem to get it on paper.
Do you have a dream? If I asked you, “what if money was no object?” what would your answer be?
Why do so many of us find a reason not to follow our dreams? We all have an excuse.
I don’t have time
I don’t have the money
I tried it already
I have kids
I’m too tired
I’m too busy
I'm too scared
What happens though – just a thought – what happens if you DO let yourself dream? Is it scary? Even scarier, what happens if you wake up one morning with this CRAZY idea that you’re going to try to make your dream come true?
What do you think the biggest barrier to us reaching our dreams is?
If you guessed fear, you’re right. It’s not the fear of starting; it’s the fear of failing. It’s the fear of deciding we are finally, after all these years, going to say yes and go after our passion. And what happens, God forbid, that that dream doesn’t work out and we…GASP…
But, ask yourself? Is failure in lack of success or is failure in not trying at all out of fear of failure.
I know, mind boggling, but really? How will you know how successful, how amazing you can be if you don’t walk the tight rope?
If we’re not uncomfortable in our dreams, then we’re not dreaming big enough.
Last year, I made the leap to move into transformational coaching – because I see the need for women to have a coach in their lives to help them reach their goals and chase their dreams.
I see a need to put fear on the back burner, let your hair down and run after what you want –full force.
Know what? You’re going to hit a wall. It’s what happens when you hit that wall that matters. Will you turn around, lick your wounds, hang your head and tell yourself at least you tried? Or will you back up and run into the wall again and again and again. Will you be battered and bloody and black and blue?
Wounds heal though. And when you reach your dream, or even begin to get a scent that it could be getting closer, it’s intoxicating. It’s a drug and it’s addicting.
Last year, I started my business as a Wellness Coach. I didn’t know what the hell to expect with this journey, I just knew I was being called to something different. I was being called to do something to change lives.
I’ve run in to a LOT of walls. I have had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. But the reality is, I SEE my dream. And I don’t see it at a dream anymore. I see it as a reality. It’s no longer a matter of if it happens, but when it happens.
I see my future so vividly now. And today, I had an amazing opportunity to have a corporate talk with a group of amazing women (and one man, for a while). It started as a talk on stress and digestion and very quickly morphed into an unplanned, but open, honest and sometimes raw conversation about work and life and love and health and our own personal truths.
Today, after this presentation, is one of my highest highs yet. But one thing is clearer to me that ever before. If you want to move forward, you can’t look back. Learn from the failures and the lessons they have taught you, but move to the next thing. Keep throwing spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks. For every high, you’re going to have 10x more lows. It’s all part of the process.
The majority of us are content with staying in the status quo, because it’s simple and it isn’t scary. If you’re one of those women with a silent scream inside of you for more, just a little more, then don’t ignore that fire inside of you.
Stoke it, let it burn and let it explode. Be your passion. Be your fire. Be you. Nobody else can.