The sun sets on another day…
I read a quote today that said “Many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears”. Consider for a moment, a dream is a wish your heart makes (or so Disney says) and there are so many dreams that we consider, then watch slowly fade away. A fear is an interpretation of a situation that causes us to react in a possibly negative way (Perhaps caused by a bad hot dog at 1:00 AM.) Fear can be a motivator for many people, but quite a few have fears that cause them to avoid their dreams, and end up putting them on a shelf in a box only to gather dust or never be seen again.
I read a story this week about a pair of enterprising young ladies that overcame any fears and are definitely on their way by opening a Wellness Clinic and trying to help people. Starting a business or running a business is an exercise daily in overcoming fear and facing adversity as you are trusting yourself to overcome all obstacles (both foreign and domestic) and in the process committing yourself to be committed. These young women and of course many many more people in the world are taking a risk to live a dream. Perhaps (Read definitely if you read between my lines) we should all be taking a chance with our dreams and making those dreams a reality and in the process overcoming the bonds of fear that threaten to hold us down each and every day.
Personally I find a try to live my dreams daily, whether it is writing, laughing, taking pictures, or doing whatever to set and exceed a personal goal, I want to be able to say I did that. If you remember Jamie Lee Curtis in “True Lies” I think she said it best by stating “It’s just there’s so much I want to do with this life and it fells that I haven’t done any of it. You know, the sand is running out of the hourglass, and I want to look back and say, “see, I did that, that was me, I was reckless and I was wild, and I f***ing did it.””
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all say that?
So as the sun sets on another day it is time. Ride a bike, ride a motorcycle, fly a plane, drive super fast, start a new relationship, skydive, para-sail, open a new business, expand your current business, plan a parade, or just do something amazing that you have only dreamed of doing, and as your dreams become reality, your new dreams will help you reach the moon, and the stars beyond.
Sleep sweet, love life, and dream a little dream