Everyone you meet seems to be following their dreams and “doing” something that “fulfills” them. Many are writing their memoirs, or a novel, or a book of poems.
Dreams of being an artist, a musician or writer abound!
It’s wonderful, really. I mean, it was that very chase to something to make me feel fullfilled that lead to my first book. I sure wouldn’t fault anyone for doing such a thing.
But there are many out there who are afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone. They are afraid to succeed many times, I think. And even more fear failure to a debilitating amount.
So much so that they never chance it!
But here are a few items to chew on before you wave your hands in defeat.
- Don’t let fear make you quit before you start. Figure out what you are afraid of. Are you afraid to have to spend money you don’t have on a dream that might not give it back? Are you afraid that the time will break your already stretched hours in a day? What is it that you are so afraid of? Write this down and examine it closely.
- God will lead me to my goal. Well, that may be true, but oftentimes, God is waiting on YOU to move so He can. It’s the ultimate game of Chess and He’s the master. But he cannot move until you do. For good or bad.
- If it makes you happy, do it. Why would you not want to be happy? This one makes me scratch my head. Everyone is entitled to pursue their ultimate goal. If it offers happiness, it should be allowed.
- Quit overthinking it. This is my worse fault. I have to look at the situation upside, downside and inside out. Before you know it, I have talked myself out of it. Don’t do this!
And remember, no matter what, DON’T GIVE UP. You cannot build a house in a day. You cannot succeed at dream-catching that quickly either.