Shooting for your dreams!
How do you know when it’s okay to shoot for your dream? I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to talk to you about shooting for your dreams and when is it okay to say, “Screw it. I’m just going to go for it.”
Well, I want to tell you that every time in your life that you have come across something that was a little hard, there are two things that you can do.
You can either push through it, or you can take a step back into comfort and safety. Most people, the majority of people actually, do step back into the safety zone because they’re just not exactly sure if they can get through the hard stuff and accomplish their dream.
They don’t know how, and not being able to know, or not knowing and not having faith that the ‘how’ will somehow present itself, usually prevents people from taking that step into their dream life. Isn’t that sad?
Many people will actually go to their grave wondering about what would it have been like if they would have just taken the chance and made a decision and said YES I’m going to start shooting for my dreams.
Watch the following video where I discuss how you can start shooting for your dreams!
Shooting For Your Dreams By Letting Go Of The Past
I wanted to share this message with you today, because if we take our mind back to childhood, every time that you encountered something that you needed to do, that kind of was scary we would often back out.
I’ll give you an example: For me, one time when I was, I don’t know, about nine or 10, something like that, I was in a school musical and I had a solo. I guess the teacher thought I was good enough to have a solo act, but somewhere along the way, I got way too shy. If you know my story, you know that I grew up extremely shy, and I still am shy, believe it or not.
But I was so shy and so afraid that on the night of the performance, I chickened out. I let the terror barrier get to me, and I allowed my fear to fully overtake what I knew I wanted to do. But I was just so afraid of standing up in front of everybody, I got in my head that they were going to laugh at me, or I was going to mess up on the keys.
Somewhere in there, I got it in my head that I wasn’t good enough to do that solo act.
You know, when I look at my children and my grandchildren now and I just think, “Oh, my gosh. I don’t ever want them to feel that way.” I just don’t. I don’t want any of my friends or family, I don’t want anybody to feel that way. But it’s so normal, it’s so normal, and I felt so bad about that act because I felt guilty for so long after that because I knew. I knew that I shouldn’t have let people down.
It was terrible, but I allowed my fear to push me back into not taking a chance of doing a solo act.
A few years later, I had a chance to do something kind of similar in my mind where I know now that I was approaching the terror barrier. I didn’t know then, but I know that, and it was, believe it or not, diving off a 20-foot diving board. In my mind, because I had reconciled with my guilt over not performing in the solo act, I was, like, “You know what? I’m not going to back down because I know how bad I felt when I did back down, so I’m going to barrel through, and I’m just going to do it,” and I did it. I did it.
I dove off. It wasn’t very pretty, but I did it. A lot of people were walking up to the diving board because it was … 20 feet is pretty darn high, and it was very high. Very, very high. We were actually in an Olympic pool, and so, maybe it was even higher than that. I don’t know measurements too well.
But, anyway, so I did it, and so many people were going up, and I felt so good. I also felt like, you know what, I kind of felt better about leaving my classmates in a rut, or in a bind, because I didn’t do what I said I was going to do. I think that kind of shaped my life, too, because I think that I realized that when I have the chance to do something good and to do that solo act and just, you know, she chose me out of everybody.
When I didn’t do it, I think it kind of formed me into realizing that that’s not the kind of person that I want to be.
But, anyway, what does that have to do with shooting for your dreams?
Well it has everything to do with dreams because a lot of times, when we’re faced with a decision or a new life circumstance, or anything like that, a terror can grip us and kind of say, “You know what? I don’t know if I can push through this. I don’t know how to push through this. I have no idea how to get past this, and I don’t know if I want whatever dream it is,” whether it’s running a marathon or owning your own company, whatever your dream is.
But being able to say to yourself and understand that, you know what? You’ve got what it takes. Whatever it is, you do have what it takes to push through your own fear, and get to the other side. Imagine the freedom that exists in your mind and in your body, every part of you. When you push through it.
When you get to the other side, though, you have complete freedom and that, my friend will allow you then, to go on and do other things. So I want to encourage you it doesn’t matter what your dream is. I just want you to know that you can do it. You can.
You do have the ability to start shooting for your dreams!
If you have fear, that’s normal. If you have angst about it, it’s normal. But when you decide that you’re going to do it, whatever it is, you will. So whatever your dream is, just know you can accomplish anything you want to. Know that. I know that about you.
Again, I want you to please start shooting for your dreams because if you don’t, you’ll get to the end of your life and you’ll say, “What if I had?” And trust me, you don’t want to be there. You don’t want to say that so just remember….
You are awesome. You are amazing. You are beautiful. I know that, and I want you to know that about you too!
To YOUR Success,
Dianna Good Sky’s Blog
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