This year, don’t just do what you’ve always done, unless you are successful in every area of your life, have everything you ever wanted and are perfectly content with who you are.
It’s up to you to stretch your limits, discover your possibilities and reach for the best in yourself. It’s up to you to dream, create a vision for the future, to plan, to gather your resources and go forward…..or not.
How many times do you catch yourself thinking, “I wish I could….” or “I wish I had…..” Wouldn’t it be grand to have unlimited funds to work with? What if you had no limits? Perfect health? What would you do? Would you chase that dream? Write that book? Or just go on an all-out spending spree for a while? Climb a mountain? Travel? So, what’s really stopping you?
If you find your passion, that “thing” that is you, that makes you rise in the morning with a smile on your face, and go to bed with a “can’t wait until tomorrow” feeling, and determine that you WILL see it through, then there is no obstacle that can stand in your way.
You have the ability to do what you want to do. Chances are the resources you need are within your reach already or will be when you get up and head in the direction you need to go. We have a variety of people in our lives, each with different talents, different abilities, different connections, and most would love a chance to make a difference or help.
So what will you do next? What can you do? Will you work towards your dreams and goals, or will you just go to work and get that paycheck? There’s nothing wrong with working a steady job, after all we all need an income in order to live, to pay bills, to eat.
Question is, is that enough for you? If you are living your dream already then you are one of the truly blessed. If it’s not enough, if there is something more, then go after your dream. Be true to yourself, and do all you can, life is short, get up and get busy.
Cherry Coley (c)
How I miss lying under the stars at night, dreaming of what the next day will bring. Our thoughts, our dreams begin, then grow with work and time. I miss the innocent days when dreams came so easily and life was full of possibilities. Nothing has really changed, except that I got older, the magic is still there, sometimes it’s closer than others.
Cherry Coley (c)
Funny thing, fear, it can freeze you where you are at times, but there will always be fear and challenges in life. Fear can be felt in so many different ways and sometimes it is so disguised that we don’t really realize that is what it is until we take the time to really look at it.
Lately I have found myself feeling somewhat disconnected, and at yet another crossroads in my life. It seems to happen to me a lot recently. Yet another little known fact about me is that I have always loved dream interpretation. It’s something I have spent a lifetime studying and learning.
So when I began to have dreams of walking through forests I started paying attention as that usually indicates a search for meaning and a transition for me. Then when I started dreaming of looking out over a canyon at sunset I stopped and contemplated where I am. A canyon indicates deeper relationships while sunset means an ending of a cycle in life.
It all fits with many of the other things that I have been struggling with along the way. I have decided my next course of action and am now finally able to stand up at the cross roads and get ready to walk the path I have chosen. It’s interesting how taking just a little time out to meditate and pray can calm the spirit and guide.
Fear and uncertainty stopped me, but it has no place in my life other than to briefly make me pause to check my intentions, and direction. Other than that, I will push through and realize that with every experience and trial in this life there is given, at the appropriate time, grace, courage and strength to see us through.
Knowing that there is nothing to fear in what tomorrow brings, because tomorrow, the sun will shine again. The breeze will blow and greet the leaves, the birds will lift their voices to the heavens, and life will go on.
Cherry Coley ©