“We’re all desperately waiting for you to just do it.  What are you waiting for?

Signed,

The World

Is that the kind of sign we need to get things moving? Does the world really  need to cry out for us to set out on the path of turning dreams into reality? The truth is, the world really is waiting for you to just do it – whatever “it” is. Whatever it is you want to offer the world, there is someone out here waiting for it. What you have to offer could change. their. life. Seriously, think about that. If you decide that it’s too much and you can’t get to it or it’s too hard you know what happens? A lot of somebodies miss out on something pretty special. Think about the people who have changed your life with their gift. It could be a pastor, a singer, a teacher or Oprah! If they hadn’t followed their heart and their passion, you would have missed out. Make sense?

waitingEvery year, so many of us make resolutions, intentions and commitments to rock out life in some way or another. We start off strong. Then around March we start to slow down. Our burning ambitions become a slightly visible flame. So what happened? Over the years, I have been able to point the finger at a few things. Sometimes it’s as simple as life. It gets hectic, it gets complicated, it changes before we are ready to make the adjustment and we have to roll with it. So, our original demands of ourselves become back burner suggestions at best. It happens. If you stop altogether now, you’ll be that much further behind and probably totally give up eventually. Don’t do it!

Consider this your permission slip to take those goals and dreams off the back burner and make them a priority again. Maybe you can’t take on the whole enchilada but how about one small piece of it? Everything is easier to chew in bite sized pieces, right?

Here’s what that looks like for me. Instead of taking on the task of writing a whole new book right now, I’ve decided to work on a few small things at a time. I’m still keeping the writing mojo going but giving the time to my family that they need too. It’s a win-win. I do what I love and my family still gets what they need.

So tell me, how can you take bite sized pieces toward your dreams, goals right now?

12 comments on “If The World Wrote You A Letter”

  1. “..waiting the rest of our lives” I like this quote and it’s so true. I am trying to make a move on something that I fear I may not be ready for, thanks for the nudge 😉

  2. LOVE the idea of taking “bite-sized” pieces to a goal. Its so easy to get overwhelmed by the grandness of a dream to never start.

    I like to use a 3 goals format. 3 goals for the day, the month, the year. It helps to break it down and also set progress markers.

  3. I keep wanting to move on to the BIG stuff but I know I have to finish up the little stuff first so I keep sidelining myself. Just the next right step is all I can do!

  4. You are so right, our goals often get put on the back burner because lets face it, life is so busy. I love your advice, breaking your goal up into smaller pieces rather than biting off the whole chunk. I think this will help me. When I set a goal I strive for perfection and become discouraged when I fall short. I think taking it one step at a time will show better results and keep me motivated 🙂
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  5. The best advice I got was to just go for it. Stop trying to be perfect ’cause everything that’s worth doing will feel like a stretch at first.

  6. I loved what you had to say. All we really need to do is say YES. Let’s get to it and if something is holding you back it’s time to figure out what it is that is stopping you and clear it. There are so many wonderful tools to help you with this. Plus working on this will really help you find out a lot more about yourself and what drives you, what your passion truly is and… It’s FUN!

    Thanks for sharing this!
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  7. Your post reminds me of a quote I like “You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step” I agree, if you have a dream you should most certainly follow it

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