"Everyone in the world has a dream. What's yours?"
It seems that everyone has some sort of dream. Something they aspire to and hope for, someone they dream of being. Maybe it’s in our human DNA, the desire to be more, to push ourselves hard to bring more into our lives. It starts in childhood with your first ideas of what you want to be when you grow up. It’s usually something grand and wonderful and never once do you think it might not happen.
As a child, you can see the vision clearly, but over time, dreams can slip away, replaced by responsibilities and obligations that leave no time for silly things like dreaming. This is especially true for mothers. There are so many things pulling on our time and energy that we can easily decide there’s no time to follow our dreams. We say things like “after the kids grow up,” or “I can’t do that”, but over time these self-defeating thoughts become reality and you start to wonder if you’ll ever be able to live your dream life.
You might wonder if it’s even possible to turn the ideas in your head into something tangible; to take your thoughts and turn them into a product or service that others will use. The short answer is: yes, you do.
Think about it like this.
Every product or service you use is the brainchild of someone just like you. Every store you drive by, every item of clothing you wear, every piece of food you eat, it all came from someone’s mind.
A mind just like yours.
The women who succeed and accomplish great things are no different than anyone else, except they had the courage to act on their dreams and not just watch from the sidelines. Dreams require action, courage and faith to come to fruition, qualities that women use every day as they manage their children, families and homes. The things in life that make it difficult for women to succeed are also the things that make us stronger and more resilient. When you tap into that inner power, you’ll see how unstoppable you truly are!
Over the next few months, we’ll be looking into the concept of bringing dreams to life. What does it take to make your dreams come true? How are some people better at overcoming obstacles than others? What does it take to turn an idea in your head into something real you can feel? Stay tuned as we examine what it takes to go from dreamer to doer and share what we find along the way.
Regardless of your circumstances, I urge you to let nothing get in the way of your dreams. It may take time to get where you want to be but that’s fine. Slow progress is better than no progress at all.
You owe it to the little girl inside you who said she would be a *fill in the blank* and promised herself she would make it happen. Commit to taking action today and one day soon you’ll be living the life of your dreams!