DREAM KILLER

Human beings do it all the time. They think they are being smart.

They think they are doing the right thing.

They think they are being prudent, but at the end of the day, all they are doing is wasting time.

What is this dream-killing pattern?

Simple: needing to have a certain outcome before starting.

If you need to know how things will play out in the end before you start, you will never start. And if you do, it will not be full of power and creativity.

Time and time again I’ve seen friends & even I have been guilty of this at times – try to weigh options, figuring out what is the best path instead of trusting themselves, taking action and course correcting as they go.

There was an awesome quote from the famous Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter once. She said, “I don’t analyze things, I just do them.”

Boom. I love this quote.

Now, if you are a doctor who is about to perform open heart surgery, this quote doesn’t apply. But when it comes to making your dreams come true, DELIBERATE and CONSISTENT ACTION is the cure-all.

Massive action is what it takes to make our dreams come true.

Notice I didn’t say, “Perfect massive action,” because perfection doesn’t exist.

Our goal is to learn and get better through the action that we take. When we sit back, analyze and try to create the best plan first, we waste precious time that we could be learning in the field.

I have mentors. I learn from others. I look ahead and plan. But most of the wisdom in my life has come from failure.

In fact, it’s safe to say that I have failed my way to success.

One of the most important questions you can ask yourself on the path to your dreams is this: “Am I willing to risk being nothing in order to become something?”

If you can be cool with being nothing, then and only then can you have the freedom to take the risks that are necessary to make your dreams come true.

There are no certain outcomes. You can’t get it wrong. The only thing that prevents your dreams from coming true is when you stop and try to analyze everything to death, while taking no action and living out everything in your head.

This is a dream killer.

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You are an Infinite Soul

Imagine what life would be like if you lived a day, a week or a month without believing or promoting ONE excuse. What would your life look like?

We have some pretty ingrained excuses – many of them that seem real to us. There is a difference between an EXCUSE and a description of your current circumstance. We can confuse the two. Usually your current circumstances BECOME an excuse and it’s easy to hide behind it because no one can argue with your circumstance. But I believe that you are MORE than your circumstance and that you can, through trial, effort and faith, transcend your circumstance.

Why?

Because you are NOT your circumstance. You are SO much more than that!

You are an Infinite Soul connected to the Infinity of The Divine and for a short while, you are in this body that you inhabit.

When you identify with The Divine, with your Source and with your Soul (and not your circumstances), you take the first step in transcending your limitations.

Here are some circumstances that become ingrained excuses:

– I don’t have enough (time, money, connections, creativity, etc.)

– I’m too (old, fat, young, out of date, tired)

– I’m not (smart enough, tall enough, wise enough, brave enough, enough)

There are MANY more, but this is a short list. It might be true that this is your circumstance, but you are NOT your circumstance. And the more you affirm and identify with your circumstance, the more you will create it. Because what we focus on is what expands and becomes real in our lives.

So, what if you began to see your excuses not as excuses – but as circumstances? And what if you believed that you are more than and could transcend your circumstance? What would life be like a day, a week or a month from now? What if you suspended belief and took a risk?

What if you trusted the subtle whispering within you beckoning you out into the unknown realm of your dreams and potential?

What if you decided to no longer make your excuses your identity, but instead your circumstance – and then get about the business of changing your circumstance?

Not through painstaking effort, but through prayer, meditation, service, solving other people’s problems, personal growth and making Love the bottom line. What if taking steps out in Faith became the new norm? What if you took total responsibility for your life, right now, as it is? You may not have been fully responsible for what happened to you, but you are now responsible for how you engage with and meet your life circumstances.

You are so much more than you are giving yourself credit to be, and you have so much more help and assistance that is yearning to come to your aid, if you but allow it to. Be still.

Listen. Identify with the Infinite, make this a new lifelong practice and then get out of your own way.

Can you?

What would your life look like if you did?

Find your Answers Within You ! It is all IN THERE !

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