What limits do you put on your dreams?
I put limits on my dreams for so long. I literally would think of the life I wanted contantly. Traveling, working from home, being debt free, being organized, being clean, being a good dresser, and on and on.....
I would always say "But that will never be me."
Um, why do we do that?
You know, there are people in life who DO get what they want. What's the difference between them and me? They try. They put in an effort. They think their dreams could actually come true.
I settle. I settle for either stability or mediocrity. Mediocrity doesn't take much effort. Neither does sticking with the status quo. You just exist, living life as best you can. I don't want to be like that anymore.
I want to live my dreams. I only get one life to live and I have decided I am not going to spend it never doing the things I really want to do. But, that takes effort. And sacrifice. And a willingness to change not only your habits, but your mindset completely. Often, the difference between dreaming dreams and living dreams is one simple thing: action. That first action step is all it takes to start living your dreams and it's often the hardest one.
When I think of Breaking My Mold when it comes to living my dreams, I think of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. She took one step, one scary step. To get on a plane and fly to Tuscany. And once she got there, she wanted to stay. So she took another scary step and bought a house in a country she knew nothing about. She thought it could work, tried it, and her dreams came true. Remember the part when she said, "I want to have a wedding in this house and a family to cook for in this house" and at the end, she realized all of the things she wanted came true? It wouldn't have happened if she didn't take a leap of faith and try.
Maybe that little voice in your head, the one that pops up when you daydream of a life you want, is God telling you of the way He wants your life to go. And you push it down, thinking it could never happen. But maybe, just maybe, if you followed that voice and had faith in God, it might actually work out.
Oh my goodness, to have the life I really want?? What would I do?