Do you have long-held dreams and goals that you need a little motivation to get yourself moving?
Laura and I have worked together for over a decade on various projects. Her latest was a move from a long-time career into something she was in which she was more passionate. After several months, her dream transformed into a goal. The roadmap was in place. Action was the only thing needed to turn dreams into reality—then nothing happened.
Months passed by with little or no action. It seemed that life was always getting in the way of Laura’s dreams. When I asked what was going on, she said,
“Oh… I don’t know. I always seem to have something more important on my mind.”
That’s common, and what John Lennon meant when he said, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”
Over the years, I have found that people tend to ACT and DO what serves them best at the moment. All while dreaming and planning what they want. It’s an exhausting way to live, but you can set yourself free by asking yourself a simple question –
“How bad do I want it?”
Truthfully answering that question will do one of two things. It will propel you into action or have no impact at all. If you find yourself motivated and moving, all is well. If not, you have another question to ask –
“If I don’t want it that bad, should I drop it and move on?”
Everybody has ideas and dreams that enter their mind throughout their lives. The important tend to cause automatic forward action. Your life transforms, and everything begins to go in a new direction.
For the others, you may want to consider that it’s not as important to you as you thought. The best thing is to get your ego out of the way, scratch it off your list, and make room for something that excites you. When you do, incredible new opportunities that have been hiding from you for years will enter your life.