It’s NEVER too late to start living your dreams. NEVER! Your insight, creativity & sheer ingenuity are missing. You have a place in this world, for the sake of us all, take it.
Your Dreams Can Become a Reality!
I always have the good fortune to share the nuggets of wisdom that I’ve learned in my thirty-six years on the earth. Whether those nuggets are about hair–which I can talk for hours about or conduct tutorials on how to take care of many different types of hair–or learning to overcome the every day hurtles of life, one of the most relevant nuggets I’ve amassed is believing that dreams can be a reality!
It’s HARD work making a dream come true. Not because of lack of finances, funding or even a decent business plan. No. The real battle isn’t fought on paper, at the bank or even with a sponsor. The real battle is fought inside you–specifically, inside your mind. It doesn’t matter if you have the perfect plan for your dream, without believing that it will happen–that you can do it–your dream will remain what it is now, a thought.
See, it takes more than a plan or vision for your life to make a dream tangible. It takes more than prayer or speaking positivity into your life for the unseen to manifest itself. What’s missing and what’s needed isn’t based on the things YOU can do, it’s based on the things you WILL do. Will you still believe it’s possible when you look at your situation and it seems more barren than it did yesterday? Will you still believe when it becomes more of an inconvenience than you thought? Will you still move forward when obstacles shoot up from the ground trying to cut you off at every turn?
It wasn’t easy for me to be a single Mom after having been married for so many years. It definitely wasn’t easy to say I’d go back to school to live out my dream of being a published author and accomplished writer. It wasn’t easy to continue to believe I’d have a future and a hope especially when everything around me seemed so bleak and dead. But I did. I never stopped trying to reach for it; never stopped believing I’d get there. Sure, I’d fall victim to doubt and rubber-necking (looking back at what was), but the funny thing about a dream is it never lets you settle for the placebo.
Your insight creativity and sheer ingenuity are missing. If you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, how can we? Start with this:
- Dreams can be a reality but you’ve got to work at it everyday. Write down what you hope to accomplish short term (3 weeks to 6 months; 7 months to 2 years) and long term (2.5 years to 5 years).
- Speak life, not doubt. We already know all the things that we can’t do or don’t have, so try speaking all the things that you will do and want to see happen. There is power in what you say.
- Start now, right where you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re 25 or 55, start where you are. Don’t compare yourself to those around you. No one has walked in your shoes. You are who you are and right now is as good a time as any to start making your dreams come true.
- Surround yourself with like-minded people. Nothing destroys dreams faster than those who have no dreams of their own. If you have to find new friends, do it. If you have to spend less time with family members, do it. It’s impossible to swim with an anchor tied to your leg.
You do have a place in this world. Some one is waiting for what you have to offer. You’ve kept it to yourself long enough. Now, get up. Dust yourself off. And get to making your dream a reality!
Thanks for visiting.
10 thoughts on “It’s NEVER too Late to Start Living YOUR Dreams!”
Thank you so much for this post. Your last bullet point about surrounding yourself with like-minded people, really struck me. For me, it will mean spending less time with close family members. But you are so right, we can’t let others keeps us down with their poor attitudes.
I’m really enjoying reading your blog.
Thanks so much Heather! And that last bullet point struck me too. I’d become so consumed with what other people thought that I was loosing myself and my identity in the process. Thanks for visiting!
Thank you. I was just told recently that I couldn’t. My dream was silly. Given who said it, I know I am on the right track! Thanks for affirming me. Our pastor spoke about having a vision and a plan today. Seems to be the theme in my life right now. Time to start living the dream. xoxoxo
You’re welcome splendid Lady!! 🙂
I was really down today, wanting to check out of this world. I couldn’t see passed the dark clouds that hung over my head, all of me was dead, but yet my heart is still alive. I need to find my way out of this tunnel that I have put myself in… It would be nice to have some encouraging friends to feed off of.. Words are powerful and yours have given me hope
I’m so sorry for what you are experiencing. I know first-hand how hurtful and consuming it can feel. Hard times seem dark and empty and like nothing has meaning. But as you said, your heart is still alive. You are still alive and because of that there is hope!! There is hope!! And let me tell you, it does and WILL get better, easier, and brighter. Even in the tunnel, the light shines and because it shines, you can too! If friends aren’t encouraging you, find people who can and will. When friends weren’t as encouraging as I needed, I found refuge in inspirational books, encouraging CDs and my faith in God, and hope, that today is not all there is; that tomorrow will be better and brighter. I had to hope for the best on purpose. It didn’t happen overnight or even in a few weeks but it happened! My days got better, my heart felt less burdened and my outlook changed. Please don’t give up! I know it’s easier said than done but I promise, you are worth it! Your happiness and joy are worth fighting for! And I’ll be fighting for you. If you still find yourself wanting to check out, please consider calling 1-800-273-TALK, they can help! Or you can visit http://www.familylife.com/ementoring; they have amazing, caring people who care and can help!
Sending you ((hugggss)) and prayers,
I want to say Thank you for caring and giving me a life line..I called on JESUS and I told him that I can’t fix this by myself and that I needed help and peace inside of me. I was on the edge and did not know that I was about to fall, not caring or knowing it was that close. My eye were open to all that I had to live for, my grandchildren, my family, most of all for ME, I have a purpose, I will fight this, I will not give up and I will know each day is another day for me to push through . When I get myself together I will post you me the real me, right now I don’t want to be seen. God has angels online too, I found your site trying to find a reason to go on in someone else’s word.
I thank you again, God is using you to reach, because you reached me..(no more tears).
Whooo hoooo!! 😃
I’m soo delighted to hear that you are on your way to healing, restoration and victory!
You do have a purpose! You are worth fighting for! And you absolutely matter to the Father who loves you beyond words.
You are never alone! And you are always relevant.
Many blessings to you and I look forward for your big unveil and hearing about how you made it to the other side.