I have recently made some life changing decisions, (risks) to follow my dreams.
‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.’ Henry David Thoreau
Time will tell if I am making wise choices, but I wanted to share with you the feeling of when your dreams become reality, when you actually can’t sleep at night because your reality has become your dreams.
I have of course heard this saying before; ‘You know your in love when you cant fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.’ (DR. Seuss)
I’m attributing this overwhelmingly, exciting, anything is possible feeling to the belief that I can do it (and I have to say that when you can create such a surreal feeling through your own actions, the sense of accomplishment and self love is intense).
Regardless of what anyone says.
‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.’ Henry Ford
How I’m making it happen for me;
I am a dreamer. I dare to dream, to contemplate the endless possibilities that are available. For without a dream, what is life?
Get advice. Look to motivational successful people who can guide you in the right direction, a business advisor (I have one, hes a little special and I respect him for putting up with ALL of my AMAZING ideas). Invest your time with people who have their own dreams; passion and positivity are contagious.
Take a risk. They say life begins outside of your comfort zone. I can say, I definitely agree. Living on the edge, unsure if my choices will work or not. I have risked everything stable in my life, for this chance of happiness (unstability, business building) and I am feeling happy every day; thankful, grateful…these feelings are priceless.
‘You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.’ Mark Victor Hansen
Be wary of jealousy. People will have their opinions, be wary of the place their decisions are coming from, a place of love? Choose to make your own decisions based on what feels right for you. Do not spend time concerned with what other people will think. (I have definitely been prone to this, scared of ‘who does she think she is’, ‘what is she doing’ remarks/thoughts Im sure other people have). You cannot live your life for other people. Do what makes you feel happy, do what you know to be right.
‘Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.’ Pop John XXIII
Be prepared to make mistakes. Mistakes are proof that you are trying and NO ONE gets it 100% perfect the first time. Learn from your mistakes, be prepared to re evaluate and change direction if needed. Stop beating yourself up over them (again, I am a perfectionist, so this is definitely a note to self). In fact, to not be perfect can be a good thing in regards to marketing relations & relatability. People will love the fact that you are real. Be yourself. When your chasing your dreams, its your journey and your chance to make mistakes, to learn and become even more amazing than you already are.
Be present. I am finding that chasing my dreams is the most exciting, exhilarating journey ive been on yet. I get so excited I can’t sleep at night. Be aware of your thoughts, plan effectively and get the things that need to be done today, done (because nobody else will do them). I have always loved writing, and I do advocate ‘to do’ lists; a tool that I am definitely utilising now. Enjoy the uncertainty, enjoy the moment, the planning, the beginning, the decision you make.
Believe in yourself.
Above all else. You are the only who has the power to make your dreams come true. Ask yourself how much do you want it? What are you prepared to sacrifice in order to make them come true? How dedicated are you? How hard are you prepared to work for it?
You can have anything you want in this world as long as you work hard enough for it.
Love & light, Charlie x.
‘Take pelasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover’. Giotto di Bondone