Lately, I’ve been posting a lot of questions on my Facebook profile that basically asked how your life would be different if money weren’t an issue. The answers spanned everything from going back to school to owning a business to a luxurious life on the beach.
We all have dreams for our lives. As children, we dreamt of what we would be doing as an adult. As we got older, our dreams evolved along with our realities. How have your dreams changed in the past year, two years or five years? Or more importantly, how have you handled those dreams.
I don’t believe desires are placed on our minds and hearts for no reason. The things that aren’t meant for us to be doing always have a way of sticking around in our lives in some shape or form, even if it’s just a thought that keeps creeping back into our minds. But instead of entertaining the desire as just “a useless dream,” we deem it unattainable and put in the pile of “if my life was different, I’d be able to do that.” But, it’s not…
How would your life be different without the ifs?
Take a moment and think about all the things you would do, if. You’d leave a job you disliked if you had more in savings. You’d go to the gym and lose those 10 pounds if you had more time. You’d move on from a toxic relationship if you had the courage. Well, you do. You have everything you need to get exactly what you desire – your dreams – at your disposal.
More often than not in life, there will be more reasons to not doing something than there are to do it. But if you keep making excuses as to why you can’t create the life you want, you’ll never see that there are wonderful and compelling reasons why you should just go out there and make it happen.
Dream with a purpose; instead of thinking about what your life would be like if, take action on those desires! This week, take a baby step towards capturing those dreams. The actions will come with time, but I want you to first change your mind. Rewrite those negative scripts running through your head about what is and is not possible. Remove the hypothetical. Don’t be if; be in, be out, be real, but don’t be if. Speaking in the affirmative opens your life to great things. Changing your words and your mind creates the space for the life of your dreams.