"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction."~ John F. Kennedy
You can't fool me. I know you have a big dream, even if you have never told anyone about it, there is something that you want more than anything else in the world...and it's big! This is absolutely normal. It is the human condition. We experience the contrast of our lives and we find what our preferences are. Those preferences cause us to want things...some of them very large things.
Are you actively pursuing that big dream? No? If not, why not? What are you waiting for?
"What are you waiting for?" is the big question. It is one that is all too commonly answered in the same manner by most people. "I am waiting until the right time." or " I am waiting until such and such is finished." or "I am waiting for such and such to happen." Well, folks, I have good news and bad new for you.
The bad news...the time will never be right. You will never come across the perfect situation or the perfect circumstances to pursue that big dream. There will always be something that you can use as an excuse not to pursue what you really want. Sorry to break such bad news to you, but the sooner you understand this, the better.
The good news...the time will never be right. You will never come across the perfect situation or the perfect circumstances to pursue that big dream. Knowing this frees you up to take action now. There is no sense in waiting, and so, you can be on your way in this instant...Great news!
We need to look upon the "I am waiting for..." answers in their true light. They are excuses. Nothing more, nothing less. They are just your way of rationalizing the fact that you aren't pursuing the dream. They are just your way of maintaining the status quo. They are just your way of avoiding facing the fears that you might have about the pursuit of the dream.
Believe me when I tell you that your fears are unfounded. They are false expectations appearing real.
Take a step back and think about this. Try to dig into your reasons for avoiding the pursuit of the dream. I think you will be surprised at what you find. Are you making excuses because you are lazy and you don't want to put in the work? Are you making excuses because you are comfortable where you are? Are you making excuses because you don't have the confidence that you are capable? Are you making excuses because you fear you might fail...or perhaps you fear that you might succeed? No matter what the reason for making the excuses, they remain just that...excuses.
So what are you waiting for? What is holding you back? Your dreams will certainly never come to fruition if you don't start toward them. By avoiding the pursuit of your dreams you are making sure that they will never happen. There's some fat to chew on...the only ways you can fail are if you never start or if you stop trying (once you have started, of course.)
Set your intentions to achieve that big dream. Look for the growth that the journey will bring to you. Aren't you worth it? Sure, it may seem uncomfortable to start, but once you do, and once you get just the tiniest bit of momentum going, you will continue to move forward toward the dream. You don't have to take big steps...impossible strides...just do something that moves you in the right direction. Don't worry if you don't know what will come after that first step...it will be revealed to you as you go. Most dreams are accomplished by taking the next logical step, then the next, then the next. You may not even notice when you reach your dream or goal...you may go right past it because at the time, it will seem like just the next logical step.
Pursue your dreams. Do it with passion. Do it with determination. Do it with consistency. Do it in any way that you want...but Do It!
Let the community know what you will do, right now, to move you in the direction of your dreams. Don't forget, it doesn't have to be something big...anything that moves you will work.