Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion for reaching for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman
It’s always easier to take a step down instead of up. On days when the stars seem extra far away, that’s when our decisions matter extra. The way we respond to our circumstances and people matters, our attitude matters, getting uncomfortable matters, taking closer steps MATTERS. When we are diligent in our daily lives, great things begin to happen.
The one who works his land will have plenty of food,
but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
I think it’s great that we have dreams and passions, but I don’t think it’s great when those ideas get tossed in our “maybe one-day” bucket list. How un-inspiring is that? What are we doing NOW to get closer to those dreams and passions?! Like I said, taking one step closer matters. It might not matter to you right now, but when you look back at your life, what do you want to see? Time won’t stop, and you can’t get it back. Do with what you have now.
So often I hear people say, “I just don’t have the time,” and I don’t believe it for a millisecond. I’ve said the same words enough. It wasn’t until I realized I had dreams in my heart since I was 15 that I didn’t start working on until now. It’s not that we don’t have the time, we either don’t know what to do and where to start or we don’t believe we can.
Get a new perspective. Whatever obstacle you’re facing, it’s not permanent.
The diligent person ALWAYS succeeds.
We see it in the Wisdom books of the Bible, in Jesus’s parables, in true stories, inspiring movies, in our favorite books, fiction, nonfiction, and so on. If you’ve had dreams sitting on the shelf and don’t know what to do or where to start, here’s a kick-start for you – start somewhere. Open up that journal and start writing. Start dreaming. Start drawing and painting and planning. Talk to a trustworthy and encouraging friend. Express your dreams now and take the step closer to making it happen. If you don’t believe you can, then ask yourself – Why? Why don’t you believe you can? What’s holding you back?
Why? Because it matters.
Why? Because you’re here for a reason.
Why? Because you’re the only one who can make it happen.
What are your dreams and passions? What are you going to do TODAY?