Happy Monday! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. I sure did! I shut down the computer and spent a little time reconnecting with myself this weekend. I need to do that every once and awhile just to take stock and see if I’m on course or if I’m wandering off the path a little. I’m happy to say I’m right on track and I woke up this morning refreshed, revitalized and ready to face the week!
There was an interesting article this morning in my Sir Froggie’s Pond newsletter (“Even pond-scum has a purpose for sustaining life – Think what human beings are capable of!”) called Dream Beyond Your Circumstance. I hope you’ll read it.
This is a personal pet peeve of mine. Actually, it drives me completely insane. I’ve always dreamt without boundaries, set goals beyond my current circumstances. I believe I can do anything I set my mind to doing and I tend to believe you can too. There is absolutely nothing that drives me more nuts than when someone says,
“Oh, you can’t do that, how would you make a living?”
“I can’t do that, who would look after the kids?”
“You know what I’ve always wanted to do . . . but it’s impossible.”
“But what about this? . . . what about that? . . .”
Being a big dreamer, I run into this type of response a lot. Some people think I walk around with my head in the clouds, that I don’t acknowledge reality. I say better to be soaring above the clouds than to have my head buried in the sand unable to see past the end of my nose 😉 But this type of thinking truly infuriates me. Yes, the ‘can’t do that but what about this’ thoughts are usually valid concerns, real obstacles, but are they barriers you can’t overcome? I don’t think so. Part of achieving any goal is to identify the possible obstacles and plan a way around them, over them, through them — whatever works to get you past it and onto the other side.
You’ve heard the saying, “Where there is will, there is a way.” I believe this is true. If you want to do something badly enough, if you’re willing to do anything to achieve your goal, if you think outside the box and look for creative ways to get what you want — you can achieve it, whatever it happens to be.
So, don’t be one of those negative nay-sayers. The next time somebody says something which might appear on the surface to be a bit outrageous or unrealistic don’t say, “But you can’t do that, what about this?” Instead say, “Great idea! Is there anything I can do to help?” And please, if there’s something you’re hiding deep down inside that you’d really like to do but you don’t see how it’s possible — let it out!! Dare to dream! You’re a smart cookie, figure it out! There’s got to be a way to get past whatever obstacle you think is stopping you from achieving this goal.
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