Dream Series: Someday I’ll…

“Someday, I’ll find a job or career I love.” “Someday, I’ll launch my big idea.” “Someday, I’ll change my financial situation.” “Someday, I’ll be living my destiny call and become the person I’m truly meant to be!” Does any of this self-talk sound familiar? Most people want to become ‘more’ than they are. They feel boxed in – and long for the freedoms of a self-determining life fueled by passion and purpose.

Everyone has a dreamer within them! However, if you want to make your dream a reality, you need to do more than fantasize about what might happen ‘someday’. You need a plan, you need discipline, and you need to take inspired action. Yet, how can we dare to expand our Hearts into dream-making when we are continually assaulted with threats of terrorism, cultural warfare, economic collapse, political instability, and a pervasive landscape of fear-based thinking?

Work/Life/Dream Balance

If you’re like most people, somedayyou might already be challenged balancing your work obligations with the increasing demands of day-to-day life: maintaining your home, paying your bills, exercising, parenting, socializing with friends, and spending time with family. How can you add ‘pursuing a dream’ to the list – when you already feel like you’re spinning plates and overwhelmed?

Don’t worry about how you will achieve your dream. Don’t be disheartened if you’re not even sure what your dream is. Just commit to taking the first step on your journey by acknowledging ‘the dreamer’ within you. Actualizing your dream is a process. Just like a new workout regime, start small when you are building your ‘Dreamer’ muscle. If you want to be a professional photographer, begin by taking smartphone pics of moments that capture your heart and imagination, until you have a ‘body of work’ that can become your first portfolio. If you want to become a thought leader within your industry – acquire more knowledge, seize opportunities to contribute value or bring forth a new idea, and hire a branding expert to distinguish you.

What About the Bills?

Realizing your dream is an essential component to living a more purposeful, happy, and authentic life. But that doesn’t mean you have to quit your day job! Many people have persevered to manifest their dream outside of a ‘day job’. The musical icon, Phillip Glass, was a plumber and taxi driver. Sara Blakely kept her day job of selling fax machines while she was working on her ideas for Spanx – and became the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. The Pulitzer Prize winning author, Toni Morrison, was the mother of young sons and an editor while she wrote her masterpieces.

Do you want to be sitting in that same cube 10 years from now, probably, doing the same thing, and still dreaming about ‘someday’? Let’s commit to finding your dream, building a strong foundation of inner strength against the resistance, and becoming a great force of Light in the world.

Let your ‘Someday’ start today!

With endless gratitude,

Deborah

 

Inspirational quote

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”               Mark Twain

 

Emergence Action

Your early years of playful innocence hold the knowledge of your destiny call. What were the experiences you most enjoyed as a child? Map out your professional life to date and highlight the themes, strengths, and consistent activities that have enlivened and engaged you. Follow the trail…