Stop doubting: day 5 – a little less conversation
Dream until your dreams come true
On the one hand, I could leave it right there. I mean, I’m not sure I can say it any better than Steven Tyler.
On the other hand, dreaming alone isn’t enough. But it’s a great place to start.
What’s the thing that you have wanted to do but never seem to find the time for? The thing that feels too big or out of reach? The thing that your gremlin says is silly or unrealistic or impossible or too much.
Whatever it is, it’s time to go for it.
Now, when I say that I do mean GO FOR IT. Get moving. Just Do It… AND I also mean it’s time to take a step (that’s one step) in the direction of your dream.
So while it would be awesome if you could go from “I want to write a book” to “I’m a published author!” in a week, but let’s face it, for 99.999999…% of us it ain’t gonna happen.
AND THAT’S OKAY. Take the first step today: write 1 page or make an outline or write the back cover summary. And then tomorrow take another step.
You might only be able to find 15 minutes/day to work toward your dream. And that too is okay. The important thing is that you do it.
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
~ Langston Hughes
Your gremlin will pop up and try to tell you that your dream is too big, you don’t have time, you’ll never get it done at this rate… etc. Because that’s what gremlins do.
But you are in charge, not your gremlin. And the only way your gremlin will be right is if you do nothing. It’s up to you to take a step. And then another step.
You climb Mount Everest one step at a time. You write a book one word at a time. And you run a marathon by putting one foot in front of the other.
Now go out there and live your dreams!