You Have to Share Yourself! You were placed here to do something magical. There is no doubt in my mind that you are here to do something extraordinary... not just once.. but for the rest of your life.
Haven't you ever felt it? That urge inside (deep inside) to do something, say something or just go for it? That urge that says "I HAVE TO DO THIS"
But you don't.
I'm telling you... you have to go after whatever your dream is. Nothing else matters. I know this is hard for you to get... but you have to trust that all will work out for your best.
When my kids were little I wanted to open my own business, to speak, to write and share my message with the world. At the same time, I didn't want to lose my family. I had this fear that if I went after my dream I would lose them. I guess I got caught up reading the disaster marriages and family life in magazines. I didn't want that for myself.
However... I just couldn't get it out of my head what I wanted to do. I kept thinking about it over and over and over.
When my now 25 year old, was 3 years old and my daughter was an infant, I took them to the local library for the Mommy and Me program. There were about ten moms who went every week. I knew lots of songs (as a young adult I owned nursery schools in Spain). We would all sing together and talk about parenting, life, dreams and, of course, the kids. One day the mom's came to me with a package tied with a bow. Inside the package was a letter from the local parent's magazine inviting me to write a column.
The mothers knew about my dream (or what I thought was a fantasy). They took it upon themselves to get the column for me. They believed in me more than I believed in myself.
It was the beginning. I can say that today both kids grew up well, I am happily married to the same man and soul mate. I didn't lose my family...I gained a life. You can read more about me here.
All I know is that you won't lose what is dear to you...if is right for you. You can achieve your dreams... one step at a time.
There are some guidelines however:
1- Whatever it is should not harm another. In other words -- do what you need to do in such a way that you respect your desires and don't destroy someone else in the process. Egotistical, self centered behavior is not what I am talking about. I am talking about your hearts desire that says "Go for it...." Sing because the talent and drive is a gift, speak because the talent and drive is a gift, write because it is what you know you must do. Honor yourself and honor the people around you, it works out when you go after your dream honorably.
2- Go after your dream and know you are only in charge of your thoughts and actions. Not YOUR timeline. You will have to go through lots of challenges, obstacles, and lessons. Stay focused, keep going. Eventually the lock unlocks.
3- Be uncomfortable. Get use to it. You will stretch, learn and grow...the whole process will make you uncomfortable. Enjoy it, experience it and live it.
4- Ask for help. SUCK IT UP! and ask for the advice and help. When is is offered LISTEN and say thank you.
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