Thursday, September 6, 2012

Maybe Your Someday Is Today

You've dreamed of it. You've envisioned yourself in that perfect scene. You are the main character of that vision you've had for so, so long. But illusions are safe, aren't they? It doesn't cost anything to imagine what kind of life you want, where you want to be, and how you want to live it. But, the getting there, now that's the part we can't imagine. We want to realize our dreams with a snap of a finger, or a click of a shimmering red heel. But we're not that naive; we know it takes work and struggle to get what we want. We accept that ticket when others are driving their wills towards their goals. But for us? For us, we always underestimate what it will take to grab our dreams and hold them to our hearts. But we're our own dream stealers, you know. We're saboteurs of our own destinies most of the time. It comes so naturally to us when supporting a friend, cheering them on to realize their hopes, stomp out their fears, and encourage them to forge ahead. We're their best cheerleaders. But, when it comes to our own game of life, we tend to silence the cheers into last year's final game of the season.

Well, get out your pompoms because this is a new day. It's opening season on your dream game and you're going all.the.waaayyyy!!! It starts today, right now, and every day you will move inch by inch towards your own dreams. You will make it happen because your steps will start tiny, then you'll be leaping before you know it and your final jump will land you exactly where you envisioned, right smack dab in the middle of where you were meant to be.

For many the race is long, winding, and bumpy, but you already knew that. Shelve the excuses, and I mean it. "When the kids start school", "When the laundry is done", "When the moon aligns with the sun": that is not going to get you where your heart desires to be and it won't get you what you know you deserve. If you're waiting for the perfect time to start, you'll never start. Ever. You are living what's called "life", and "life" happens and boy, do we all know that. So, make a pact with yourself. Leave that comfy nest of yours where you think you've got everything under control. Promise that you'll take a step everyday towards your goals. It may be something as simple as making a phone call to the right person. Get it started and good and amazing things will happen. And, if you don't see results right away, keep pushing forward no matter what. Take another step, and another, but keep taking those steps. Sometimes you'll step backwards and that's OK. Keep stepping and you'll find your path. I think you'll be amazed how the Divine Universe is rooting for you. Plus, you've got home-field advantage!

Have you postponed dreams of your own? What keeps you from making them a reality?

Your someday is today. Leave that nest!


Suzan Wood-Young said...

Fantastic post Lilly! Thanks for the encouragement, I'm making that pact with myself! :)

I am LOVD said...

Make that pact and make it today!!! Right now!!!! Ever hear of the Van Halen song by the same name?

Becky McNeer said...

Thanks for the motivation!!!


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