14 Feb Believe In Your Dreams
Do you believe it’s possible to achieve your dreams and live a happier, more fulfilling life? To start your business, get a promotion, meet your soul mate, launch your podcast, purchase your dream home, or finally launch a creative project that brings you joy.
I find that most people don’t fully believe it’s possible. They may say they do, but their actions don’t align with their dreams. Their habits don’t align with the life they say they want. They don’t believe they have control of their future. They believe happiness is up to someone. It’s dependent on external circumstances.
We pretend we don’t have control of our happiness to avoid the guilt and pain of not feeling happy. Too many of us spend more time thinking about why our ideas won’t work than we do focusing on why they will. We talk ourselves out of our dreams.
We convince ourselves our dreams don’t matter, that they’re unrealistic or unattainable. Dreams belong to children. Dreams belong to athletes. Dreams belong to celebrities and business moguls. Dreams belong to everyone except us.
But that’s a lie.
Your dreams are inside you for a reason. Your passion and creative ideas are meant to be explored. They help you uncover the beauty you’ve been missing. They encourage you to notice. Notice the joy you get encouraging a friend going through a challenge, getting lost in your favorite song, your daughter’s laugh, your passion for work, and the energy you get spending time doing what matters most.
Happiness is closer than you think.
When we block out the noise and make space for our cluttered mind to settle and embrace silence, we hear that little voice reminding us to believe we’re meant for more. It asks us why we’re fighting so hard for something we don’t even want. It encourages us to trust our ideas and believe it’s always worth it to try.
What’s one dream you’re most excited to achieve this year?
Ideas to Inspire
1. Who do you aspire to be? Check out the conversation I had with real estate maverick & author of Aspire, Frank McKinney on this episode of Create For No Reason.
2. I stumbled upon this song and can’t stop listening to it.
3. Quote I’ve been thinking about this week: “You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” – Amy Poehler
4. Book Recommendation: Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg. If you want to become a better writer, you’ll love this book.
5. Journaling Prompt: What beliefs are keeping you from pursuing your dreams?