“You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” Barbra Sher
Do you have a dream—one that wakes your soul up?
It is a new year and you most likely have set goals or resolutions. That is great, but I am not talking about goals. I am talking about a wish, a dream (big or small) that you have or have had—one that perhaps has been high on a shelf gathering dust.
As usual, I have an admission to make—one about a wish left on a shelf for many years.
I have always wanted an office painted in bright green. I love the energy and warmth that bright green emits. In a small way, this has been dream of mine. Not necessarily a goal per say, but a wish, a small dream. Every time I have shared my idea for this energetic paint color with others, they have invariably responded with a polite, “Oh that sounds interesting. Good luck with that. “
One of the necessary steps I took as a result of my divorce was buying a home for my children and me. Now was the time to bring my wish off the shelf. I enlisted my daughter’s help. I picked out a vibrant bright green paint color for the accent wall and a base color to complement the other walls. We spent a fun filled day transforming my office together.
I LOVE IT. I enjoy going to my office more than ever before! Not only do I enjoy the color, but I also love the energizing feeling I get from having made a small wish come true.
What is a small dream, a BIG dream, a wish that might seem a little crazy but that you want to do anyway. Is there something you have given up? Something you would still like to pursue?
This Month’s Invitation
1. List three wishes that you have put on a shelf
2. Choose one
3. Plan how and when you are going to do it, what resources you need, etc.
4. Do it
Send me your story or picture of your dream fulfillment. I look forward to seeing your results!
Until next time, remember that when times get tough to “Go to Helm.” Remember that I am pulling for you today--no matter the storm.