I do it because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.
It's the perfect topic for a Sunday Morning Reflections post. It's also timely with a post I'm sharing tomorrow about good buddy, Brad Walsh. I'm not sure what got me thinking about how many of you are chasing your dreams, and how many give up too early.
At one time or another most of us have felt the pressure from friends, family or just our inner voice challenging a dream. Too often people give up, just when that dream is coming into focus. I chose the word "focus" intentionally because there is no auto-focus when it comes to your dreams. There's no button to push that suddenly gives you the sharpness right where you want it most. We're all in manual mode and focus is a daily ritual.
This is a short post this morning, but I hope, not without substance. Learn to listen to your heart. It doesn't matter how unrealistic your dream might seem. It's your dream and as hokey as it sounds, Walt Disney said it best,
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
If dreams were easy to chase we'd never need them. Everybody would have the life they wanted - complete satisfaction with no effort probably followed by an apathy about life! Dreams are meant to be complex, labor intensive and rewarding, which makes them worth it.
Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone.
So, on this beautiful sunny morning from South Florida, I'm wishing everybody a day filled with the time to appreciate some aspect of the journey you're on, chasing your dreams. Achieving a dream comes in hundreds of small steps, which so often we miss. Take the time today to appreciate how far you've come. Think back a couple of years and give yourself a big pat on the back for how much you've accomplished. Then, go for an eleven-second hug with somebody who's been with you on the journey!
Wishing you a day filled with peace, smiles and lots of love from the people most important to you.
Happy Sunday everybody!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.