Thoughts about dreams …

Photo by Jonas Geschke on Unsplash.com

Photo by Jonas Geschke on Unsplash.com

Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen.

It’s hard work that creates change… Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer.

Maybe you know exactly what it is you dream of being, or maybe you’re paralyzed because you have no idea what your passion is.  The truth is, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to know.

You just have to keep moving forward. You just have to keep doing something, seizing the next opportunity, staying open to trying something new. It doesn’t have to fit your vision of the perfect job or the perfect life. Perfect is boring and dreams are not real. Just … do.
~ Shonda Rhime

When I read this, it resonated with me. We all have dreams. We often talk about them. But do we make them happen? They can seem out of reach. The restriction is ourselves – when we don’t reach out of own ruminations about them.

It’s time, to start acting on them – to start doing.

I used to pride myself on being someone who was a doer. Somehow I feel like I have slipped into a routine of habits and patterns – that aren’t always productive. It is like being in a rut – a well-worn psychological groove where you start to feel lazy, because it seems to take too much effort to get out of it and make a new path.

It’s definitely time, to start getting into action – getting on with the job, moving forward and finding new opportunities. It is suggested we learn new things by doing them.

Almost like finding your inner child who just had a go at things, mimicked others and kept at it until it worked, is the learning tip here. Like the line from the Nike ad – just do it! Stuck in what to write about? Just write – anything will do! Just get into the act. Not sure how to cook something – get a recipe and have a go. Unsure how to run a marathon? Start by running a short distance, then extend. Learn by engaging with the process.

So what am I going to do? I’m going to start taking baby steps. Do something deliberate outside my routine, every day.

What about you? What will you do?

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