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Are You Boxing In Your Dreams?

Simply danLrene signiaWe all have dreams but the question is….do we box our dreams in and make them unattainable because of fear?  Do we Box in our own dreams by squelching the desire to try?  Do we box in our dreams by not working for them ethically or honestly?

“What would life be if we had not courage to attempt anything?” 

Van Gogh

Following your dreams does not always mean that they happen instantly. It took us a year to get to Colorado and it took us five years to reach the destination that we wanted. There were times we felt it was hopeless and times we came close to giving up but something inside just would not let us.

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Sometimes we box our dreams in with “I can not do that.” or “It will never happen.” or “It is too hard.” or “That is not how it is done.”.  I think that is one reason I admire Julia Child so much. She never gave up and there were times she felt defeated and wanted to. But, what she did was to find a different route to get her dream.  Dreams often take stepping outside the box to reach.

“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized-and never knowing.”

David Viscott

How many times have you said “I wish I had tried this or that….or done this or that”?   Said it, but never tried to do it. What makes us hold back?  Are we worried about failing? Or are we worried about doing something new?  Maybe we are afraid of the change or afraid others will think we are odd or strange? Or perhaps we are just pessimistic by nature?  Do we box ourselves in by limitations such as “If we do not do it in a year, we will quit”?  What excuses are we giving?

Shake off the fear and step out and try your dream whether it is dancing, singing, artistic endeavors, traveling, building this or that, running a business, writing a book, doing photography, buying a house or land, remodeling your house, having children…whatever the dream is…step out and try. You will never know until you try.

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

Beverly Sills

I just remind myself that no matter what I try, to always do it with honor and integrity for if I do not do it with honor and integrity, the result will not mean the same to me when I am done.

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Dream big and keep dreaming. Do not box yourself in with things that will make no matter. If you really want a dream you will wake up every day wanting that dream to come true. Do not be afraid. Step out there and just do it.

 

June 15, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I hear you! I’m with you on this one 🙌

    Comment by TheCrazyBagLady | June 15, 2015 | Reply


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