You get to decide your fate, your purpose, your destiny.
It’s up to you to stretch your limits, discover your possibilities and reach for the best in yourself. It’s up to you to dream, to plan, to gather your resources and go forward…..or not.
How many times do you catch yourself thinking, “I wish I could win the lotto,” or some sweepstakes. Wouldn’t it be grand to have unlimited funds to work with? What would you do? Would you chase that dream? Write that book? Or just go on an all-out spending spree for a while?
Sadly most of the people who have won large sums of money are left with little to show for it just a few years later. It’s not the money that’s important in the first place, it’s the dream.
If you find your passion, that “thing” that is you, that makes you want to leap out of bed in the morning, and hesitate to finish working on it at night, that something special that you love to do and set your mind to it, your heart on it, and decide that you WILL see it through, then there is no obstacle that can truly stand in your way unless you put it there.
You decide each day whether you will work towards your dreams and goals, or whether you will just go to work and get that paycheck.
Whatever you decide, be true to yourself and you will be happy.
Cherry Coley ©
- From Dreaming to Doing (lifeharmonyuk.com)
8 thoughts on “You Decide!”
I am a big fan of doing lots of little things.. I call it Planting Seeds. I like to plant the seeds of wellbeing in my life by doing something small and pampering for myself each day or every time I think of it. You don’t need to win the lottery. Today and yesterday lots of parcels have been arriving from ebay… some cheap little gifts I bought myself (clothes) and it’s made me feel really looked after. The same thing can work for achieving dreams. Maybe you can’t do the whole thing right now, but maybe while you are out and about, you can talk about it with people, mix with the people who are doing the same thing, make friends, send an email or two, enter competitions, blog about it, make a phonecall, send out a sample of your work now and then, here and there. You don’t know what will come back to you if you plant a few seeds. So even if you are bogged down with daily living, in some job you don’t like doing, you can effortlessly sow a seed as you go about your day and it’s taking small action, just a little here and there when you feel like it, that can begin the process. Further down the line you can find yourself with lots of options to choose from- all out of opportunities you created for yourself. We get stressed out and go on emotional rollercoasters when we only apply for the one thing we want to do, in the one place, with the one set of people. It’s like writing a song when you see a songwriting competition advertised, vs, writing a song because you are a songwriter at heart, then stumbling across a flyer for a songwriting competition and picking one of your best songs to enter. One way is more natural and powerful than the other. Things don’t have to be stressful. It’s all a matter of approach.
Amen to that! Couldn’t have said it better myself!
ha ha thanks. I really like your blog by the way.
This is the reason that I’ve gone back to TaeKwonDo. I took a 4 year break, starting when my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But everytime my son tested, I was almost jumping out of my seat, partly because of nervousness for him, but more because I wanted to be on that mat. I started back in May. I usually only go to 2 classes a week because of work/family obligations. But TaeKwonDo is in my heart. Classes are hard and I hurt, but after each class I can say “I did it.” This weekend I’m testing for my next belt, and my goal is to become a black belt one day (my son is a second degree decided black belt at age 13). TaeKwonDo is something we do as a family (my daughter is a Little Dragon), but it’s the only thing I do for myself.
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I agree money is not everything…finding one’s passion and living it is.