"Living the Dream" is an expression many of us often use sarcastically, sometimes with an added dash of ennui, cynicism, even regret. As if the idea of dreaming is the biggest joke on the planet. As if the idea of pursuing our dreams is completely ridiculous. It's an expression that serves to numb our passions, dumb down our goals and make it okay for us to forget about them, give up on them.
Well I say it is NOT okay!! Self deprecating humor is the quickest way to turn our fresh delicious hopes and dreams into moldy old leftovers that no one wants anymore. Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we give up on our most precious dreams just because achieving them isn't always easy?
Giving up is lame. Keeping on is where it's at.
Keeping our passions fresh and front of mind keeps us young, vibrant and alive. Those passions drive us forward and push us to grow and improve. They bring us new experiences, new lessons and new connections. Why would anyone want to give up on all that goodness??
What about you, are you still feeling fresh about your creative passions? Do you still get excited about turning the lemons life sometimes throws at you into sweet lemonade? Would you still rather follow your dreams than stay miserable working for someone else's dream? Are you living your own dream yet?
Lots of big questions, I know. I realize none of it is easy, believe me. Just a few short years ago, I was there in The Waiting Place, too. You know, like The Waiting Place in Dr. Seuss' classic, Oh! The Places You'll Go!
Also known as "I love my job, I love my job, really I do!"...
You might even be waiting if you're running your own business. You might be playing small, avoiding opportunities to grow. You might just be afraid to grow. Growth means change and change can be scary. I know. I get it.
Here's my advice: Grow anyway. Change anyway.
Change is going to happen, whether you like it or not. Whether you direct the flow or just let it happen to you. I guarantee that! So why not put yourself in the driver's seat? Why not jump right in and push yourself to grow and change?
Make your own choices instead of letting the choices choose you.
Make the decisions yourself before the hard decisions become even harder and start to chase you down. Make the changes before the changes happen to you, blindside you, throw you for a loop. Because they will.
Let me make it easy for you. Contact me today for your complimentary Growth Hacks appointment. Let me show you how you can stop waiting and playing small. Let me help you kick start your growth. I really want you to succeed!
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© 2016 Pamela C Wills, Int’l
Revolution Ringleader Pamela C Wills is a choreographer and writer with a passion for business who teaches multitalented creatives how to turn their talents into cash. Her Get Your Big Break! program dives into three strategies to level up your creative success. Want to make money in the arts? Don’t just dabble in your art, download your FREE report, "Turn Your Talents into Cash: 10 Simple Steps" at www.PamelaCWills.com and start calling YOUR shots today!