Do you ever have dreams so big, they take your breath away?
Dreams that if they actually came true, you'd feel like you were living a fairy tale?
"Yes I'll take one castle, please, and a surrounding magical wonderland. Thank you. Oh, and don't forget the swans."
When I was little, the first thing I ever wanted to be was a ballerina. So graceful. So poised. Such power. Then I learned you had to be taller and skinny.... which didn't mean what it means today. Back then skinny was crack-cocaine skinny.
Then I wanted to be an astronaut (thanks, space camp!) but all my friends made me feel like it was a "boy" thing to do. Too nerdy. Too smart. Not cool enough. So I gave that one up before it could even sink in. Damn peer pressure.
I wanted to be a teacher. Got talked out of it.
Then I wanted to be a painter, also got talked out of it....
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Did you chase that dream til the end?
Did you give up too soon?
Did you let someone talk you out of it and fill your head with reasons not to?
Today is the day you take back what's yours. Your dream. What you want. Your future.... And Whatever it takes to get there.
Forget everyone else. Forget what anyone says about it. Ignore them. You've been following the rules far too long.
The question NOW is....
What are you going to do about it?
When I was faced with a fork in my own road, I realized I had 2 choices.
1. I could stay the safe path.
I would know exactly what my career would hold. I could calculate it out for the next 30 years. I would be kinda bored (ok REALLY bored), unfulfilled, frustrated, and defeated.
But I would be SAFE. I could have something totally PREDICTABLE. I had the skills. I could do this with my eyes closed.
For a very security-driven person like me, that's appealing. Even if my soul gets sucked out in the process.
2. I could take the risk and go for my dreams.
No idea what I was doing. No idea where I'd get the money to do it. Didn't even know what my dream WAS.
I had no idea where it would take me. I only had one goal in mind, and that was to get OUT of building someone else's dream... and instead build my own. FREEDOM to take care of my family the way I wanted.
That "safe" corporate life is just an illusion. No one's safe there.
Being unhappy for the next 30 years? You only live once.
So what do you choose?
Haven't you wasted enough time pondering / worrying / analyzing this idea to death? You and I both know the choice you're going to make.
TAKE ACTION on your dreams today! Even if its a small step... even if its just writing it down. Say it out loud and make it real. Do a little research.
It doesn't have to be big & huge on day 1. Successful dreams don't come true overnight. They are small daily action steps taken consistently and repeatedly over time. Brick by brick, the dream is constructed, until one day you look up....
And there's your castle.
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