Each day we are presented with opportunities to live out our dreams. And by dreams, I mean enjoying what is rightfully ours, our happiness. But if we don’t feed our dreams, we miss out on living a life we can be truly happy about.
Normally when we think of practice, we immediately think of mastering a skill in some form of art or athletic ability. Rarely do we make it a goal to master our inner strength the way we would to set a goal to lose weight or save money. With all great things, 1st comes practice. Not saying it will be easy, but with all things, practice does have the ability to make it better.
Everyday millions of people sit by and watch their dreams pass by as they wait for the perfect moment. But I’ve come to realized that all the magic and perfectness you need exist right within you. We can wait to be inspired or we can be inspired. The choice is always ours. I believe the more we move in the direction of the uninspired, the harder it becomes to be inspired.
If you are looking for motivation or inspiration, Jiro Dreams Of Sushi will not disappoint you! This documentary does a wonderful job of capturing Jiro’s dream, hard work and passion as a sushi chef, owner and creator. At the age of 85 years, he still continues to push forward to improve his skill, simply because he is in love with what he creates.
Inspiration is everywhere, but it’s also a funny thing, because you never know exactly where, what or how it will show up in your life.
Today’s inspiration came from words I shared with someone on FaceBook, ”Take the road less traveled” I said, words I remembered from a poem by Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken” As my morning continued, that funny thing about inspiration showed up and looked me right in the face. Those same words shared, popped right back up and inspired my choices that I would make today.
We all have them and we all make them, many times we over look them. But how often do we think about our daily choices as being important, of value or even as a reflection of who we are?
Everyday we have the opportunity to make choices. From the moment we wake to the moment we lay ourselves down to sleep, we spend our entire day in charge of making choices. Some as easy or difficult as what to wear, what to eat, where to sit, who to talk to or even flash a flirty smile to. Who your friends are, who you date and even where you work. Whether it’s a choice you like or not, truth is, it is still a choice.
There is nothing better than to have an idea and then make it happen! I do my best to surround myself with all things that inspire me and allow me to live out my dreams. Getting paid is not so much of a goal than to live life doing what I love most. And what I’m learning I love most as I push forward is working with teens, young women and really people of all ages.
This last year I have been spending most of my time working on my Life Coach certification and volunteering at the Covenant House, facilitating a career exploration panel for young adults. Each week a group of volunteers would come in to speak about who they are, what they do and the choices they took to get them there. One of the most challenging things for me to over come each week was not being able address the same group of young adults. Each week came with new faces, new dreams but the same outcome. After the hour was up, we all felt jipped in not being able to spend more time with each other or helping out further with the direction they were headed (Covenant and New York Care rules). So each week I left wishing I could do more.
It dawned on me one day after sitting with a young lady who mentioned to me “this is all great but I have personal issues I need help with” at the moment a light immediately turn on and an opportunity created its way for me to do more. I pitched the idea to the people at The Covenant House and they loved the idea.
We often sit on our dreams by waiting for the perfect moment to take action. But the truth is you are already perfect and everything you need is already within you, you just have to be willing to make the 1st move.
Are you living a life you truly love? Can you lay your head down to rest peacefully and content with most of the choices you made in the day, without regrets? Are you living a life that you love or fumbling around just settling?
Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it. - Hardy D.Jackson
So many times in life we drift off to that fair away place that take us from reality and into a place I often visit into a world called dreams. And it is often it’s said, that there are two types of people in this world, “those that dream and those that live out their dreams”.