Everyone has a dream. You will often hear people characterize their dreams by how BIG they are. Well, I’ve never heard anyone say, “I have a small dream”. Dreams are just that…BIG! Each one special in its own way, and just as unique as the person it belongs to. The difference is in how you make them become a reality. What can you create from your dreams, and what is stopping you from getting out there and making it happen?
Never underestimate the investment that you make in yourself. Life will never get easier, but you will get stronger. In order to manifest your dreams, you must first be able to see yourself at the finish line long before you ever begin the race. Some may disagree, but optimism has a much greater track record for success than doubt ever could. Don’t let yourself get bogged down in the negatives. The “should’ve, could’ve, would’ve’s” will tear you apart if you let them. Compartmentalize your past mistakes and use them as tools to make better more informed decisions in the future. Life itself will always be your greatest teacher. Enjoy the lesson! “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin
*Embrace your imperfections. No one is you and that is your power.*
Your life is your story and you are the Author. Every single day is a blank canvas for you to create a beautiful new chapter. Yes, sometimes things happen in life that is beyond your control. However, you get to decide how you react and what you do next. Life goes on whether you choose to actively participate in it or not. I could come up with a list of excuses or justifications as to why I shouldn’t do something. Maybe you are waiting for that perfect moment. You know, the one where everything just magically falls into place. I hate to break it to you cupcake, but that moment does not exist. If you wait for life to become perfect before you ever take a chance, then you will miss every single great opportunity that comes your way. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emmerson
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou
Do not wait for opportunity to come knocking on your door. Go out and create it! “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs That is one of my absolute favorite quotes!
Here is a great article that contains 50 quotes to motivate and inspire you.
I’m a sucker for reading quotes. I enjoy absorbing the great words and wisdom from people and era’s before me. Like many others, I am not someone who can come up with an amazing impromptu speech and public speaking absolutely terrifies me. I can, however, always come up with something better that I “should have” said or done. That’s life, right? Some people are better than others at articulating their feelings into words. For example, have you ever read something and thought, that’s exactly how I feel, but that sounds so much better than how I could have said it? It happens to everyone.
“You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, and the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, breath of the fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second in every day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and the colors fill your mind until there is nothing left to do but explode. There are no wrong answers. Inspiration is everything. Sit back, relax and take it all in. ~Jac Vanek
Let your dreams motivate you to create the future that you want to be a part of. Let your creativity shine. Find inspiration from others and become an inspiration to others. Life is a beautiful constant cycle. What are you going to do with the time that you spend in it?