What is your dream, your biggest dream...the DREAM....the one that scares you so much that you don't dare talk about it. We all have dreams, some are small and some are so big we are not the person who can accomplish them yet, we have to grow to become that person. I have been thinking a lot about dreams, big ones, small ones, short term ones and long term ones, dreams so crazy I can't say them out-load yet. I saw this video about these dreams and it spoke to me...
I love helping people think about their dreams and then achieve them, it is a chance to give back and repay the kindness shown to me. I remember a time five years ago when I did not have dreams because to have a dream meant putting myself out there, you know...out in that uncomfortable place where I might fail. My fear of failure was stopping me from living...really living. Yes I was living, I had a family and friends but I was pretending, pretending to be happy, pretending to be moving forward and yes pretending to be me. I knew who I wanted to be but I was afraid I would fail, yet again. One of my favorite songs is Waiting for my Real Life to Begin by Colin Hay
That is how I felt, like I was waiting for my real life to begin and the longer I waited the harder it became. Finally the day arrived when I was done waiting and I had to get out there and do it. I literally had mountains to climb, places I wanted to go and things I wanted to do. I wish I could say it was because of some big life event but it wasn't, it was the voice inside my head that said "the time is now" and this time I listened.
We can't wait for our real life to begin, we could wait for so long and it could be too late. Today at work I saw a video that really had an impact on me, my life in jelly beans and I realized, I was almost out of jelly beans.
It is up to me to decide how I want to use my last jelly beans/days and the impact I will have on my family, my friends and myself. We all must decide how we will use our jelly beans so I dare you, say it out-load...the BIG DREAM..the really big one that scares you. Tell me what it is and when you want to accomplish it by and I will be your cheerleader, cheering you on to accomplish the dream. It is time to stop waiting and start doing. I will start...this is just a whisper at this stage, I am not ready to turn it into a full fledged thing yet but the voice in my head is saying do it and it is getting louder...it is saying Ultraman...God help me.