Goals, Dreams or just Wishing?
Have you ever had to let go of a dream? If so, was it due to someone else’s feedback or did you just outgrow or lose interest in it? Or, does it still linger deep in your consciousness or soul waiting for you to finally take some positive action?
Are you working towards some goals that you just are not making progress towards as quickly as you had planned or hoped?
Got some special wishes buried deep in your heart that you would love to experience but just are not sure if they are possible?
Don’t ever give up. We create what we secretly desire only when we take consistent, positive and right actions. But, there is a common denominator in the above three areas and that is – If you want something you can have it or achieve it as long as you believe strongly in your mind and heart and never let go of the passion and desire to accomplish it.
Yes, contrary to conventional wisdom you can accomplish anything in your life you want – you just can’t accomplish everything – there isn’t enough time (that is unless you have set the bar really low). You have to focus on what is important and why and never give in or up to outside negative influence or allow inside negative messages cause you to let go of hopes, plans or desires.
If you start with this premise then the rest is simple but it will never be easy. Achievement requires effort, patience, courage, persistence and action. If you really want to achieve your dreams, whatever they are, if you only dream - that’s all they will ever be – dreams. But, if you move steadily in the direction of your dreams with courage and behaviors that help you achieve the desire you say you want – one day you will look back and say to yourself – I knew I could do this.
So, if all of this is true why do so many people let go of goals, dreams or desires?
Is it fear or insecurity? Could it be that you want to avoid the rejection of others? Or, is it simply you just don’t know how to begin? Could be all of these so what CAN you do?
S T A R T and let go of what the end will look like. You might think this is contrary to much of the inspirational and motivational teaching of the day – well it is. No one and I mean no one can predict the future or know exactly what tomorrow will bring – be it achievement or disappointment, success or failure or stress or inner peace. All we can do is just keep taking one step at a time with the end in sight but without attachment to it.
We all have goals, dreams, plans and desires whether written in stone or they are just wandering aimlessly around in our consciousness. We all want something better or more whether in our spiritual, financial, physical life or our relationships. But wanting will never be enough - you have to create a “white heat” of passion and desire and then turn off the inner and outer negative messages that can often be the only cause of our failure to begin. I might add that developing the necessary skills will always be a critical part of any successful journey into the future. So the choice is yours – keep getting better and smarter or accept staying stuck where you are!
You don’t know what you can do or is possible until you try. But, you have to be willing to turn of the naysayers in your life and all of the mental baggage that may stand in your way. Easy? Never. Necessary? Always. So just go for it and let the chips fall where they may. You have nothing to lose by trying and everything to lose by not trying.
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”