I often have this idea in my head of the “perfect” life.  You know, one with no challenges, zero drama, the perfect relationship, a hugely successful business with dream clients and lets not forget tons of shopping!

Yes, it’s my own private fantasy and I am working hard every day to make it come true.  I know, I know, it’s probably not going to look exactly like that (hey, it’s my dream).  I mean come on, zero drama?  Even the most mellow of women who swear they don’t “play that game” encounters their share pretty regularly.

What I’m getting at is that life is not perfect.  We don’t always get what we want (and sometimes this is a good thing) and things don’t always go as planned, but every day we get to wake up and pursue our dreams.  We have the opportunity to make big things happen.  Is it always easy?  Nope, but in the meantime…while you are relentlessly pursuing your dreams, you get to decide to embrace these imperfection, challenges and bumps in the road.

Instead of getting frustrated about the things in your life that aren’t yet where you want them to be, you get to take a step back and recognize that whatever you are going through is preparing you for what’s to come.  You need each experience you have for some purpose that even you can’t understand.  Not yet anyway. 🙂

If you’re like me, you can get frustrated where you are right now in your journey.  Even when things are fabulous, if they aren’t exactly where you want them to be, it can be so easy to focus on that instead of looking forward.  As long as you take steps every day that will help you reach your goals, it’s easy to smile more and appreciate what’s going on.

Keep going.  Never quit.  Make someone else’s day.  Smile lots.  Appreciate what you have.  Dream huge.  Relentlessly pursue your dreams and in the meantime…enjoy! 🙂

 

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