Life moves in a different direction. Health struggles make you doubt. And the result is postponing a dream……You are the only person who can decide to pursue your dream. Whether it is a book you want to write, a business you want to launch or an adventure you want to go on – YOU need to take the first step and keep moving forward.
Have you postponed a dream? Is one of your ideas sitting on the shelf collecting dust? What hope or vision has been left for dead in your life? Maybe it is time to dust it off and bring it back to life…..Believe it or not, it is not difficult to do. So how do you do that? What’s the first step to get you started?
Walk through these powerful questions and you will be on your way…..
1. What dream lies dormant in your life you wish were still a possibility?
Is your dream buried so deep, you forgot about it? Think for a moment. Maybe it is a dream connected to your professional life, finances, relationships, health, or personal life. What is it for you right now?
2. What do you need to give yourself permission to do about it?
There is a reason something important to you has been buried. Whatever the reason you decided you couldn’t pursue it any longer, now is the time to give yourself permission to do it. Maybe you got hurt in the past and found a safer road to travel. Maybe life took over and you let your dream die. Or maybe the dream seemed unattainable, so you gave up on it. Let the past be a learning tool to recast your dream. Have the faith to believe nothing is impossible with God.
3. What do you need to say about it?
Did you know the power of life and death is in the words you speak? Speak life into your dream right now. Say it out loud. Allow yourself to hear the words. There is power in this exercise. Speak life, not death. Then watch how you talk about your dream to others. When you start with all the reasons you can’t have what your heart desires, you speak death to your dream. Each negative word is like a shovel, digging the grave and then piling dirt onto it until you can no longer see the dream at all. Negative words will steal your vision. Negative words will NOT get you to your dream!
Faith without action is dead. Did you know you may have killed your dream by inaction? BUT when you take action, you can bring it back to life. Do you believe your dream is possible? Then take steps toward it. It doesn’t mean you have to take BIG steps or lots of them you just have to take them! Even baby steps, when taken consistently, will get you to the finish line.
I challenge you to dust off your old dream! Give it new life. Think about the dreams lying dormant in your life then answer the four questions above. Share your dream with us and what is the ONE baby step you will take?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!