What if your dreams are measured in miles? At what mile marker do you let the dream die?
You set out to achieve a dream, thinking it will be achieved at the mile one marker.
What if the dream couldn’t actually be realized until you reached mile 4?
In your minds eye, did you stop at mile one? Or did you continue?
What if it took 20 miles? Would the dream be worth it to you?
Determination of a weed
Last week we chatted about resiliency. I am convinced resiliency is the secret to achieving abundant dreams. I believe in your capacity!
Your best years are ahead when you are willing to go the extra mile.
Getting older has it’s benefits. Life experience has taught me the importance of perseverance.
My motto is “fall seven times, stand up eight.”
I had an a-ha moment in my garden this week.
Y’all, the weeds took control while we were out of town. This is not the first time I faced a major clean up in my garden. In fact, pulling weeds is a daily chore. As I was cleaning out rogue grass and weeds I thought to myself, “these damn plants refuse to die.”
In that moment, I wondered if I am as determined as a weed?
Am I willing to go the extra mile?
GRACE for your dream
I believe the life you desire will present you with opportunities to be persistent. So, I offer you grace.
You will skip through miles of pure joy and adventure! But when adversity hits, you will need to be determined, learn new skills and develop resiliency to reach your dreams.
How do you navigate the extra miles?
- Universal law of construction
Jeff and I have remodeled and restored seven homes in the course of our thirty years of marriage. One thing we can tell you for sure is that it ALWAYS takes longer and cost more money than expected.
Is that a failure? No, it is wise to allow for the unexpected.
Failure is a stepping stone on the path towards your dreams. Decide on how you will define failures, and do not let them define you.
“If you want success, you need to double your rate of failure,” Thomas J. Watson.
2. Instant results verses hard work.
It is like winning the universal lottery when a dream comes quickly without much effort. You may think that you are destine or chosen. You definitely feel excited.
On the flip side, what does it mean when it takes a long time to realize a dream? Could sticking with a dream create perseverance? Going the extra mile gives you something to be proud of. It shows what you are made of. You learn so much more from the stepping stones of failure than you do from instant gratification.
Sometimes it is simply good for your soul to really “earn” the dream.
“When we suddenly shift toward both focusing on and finding joy in the process of achieving instead of having the goal, we have gained a new skill,” Tom Sterner.
3. Curiosity is always the answer to a road block!
Yep, questions are the answer! Asking your brain questions forces it to focus on solving problems. It can’t help but answer the question. Isn’t that cool?
How will this make me stronger?
What can I learn from this experience?
How can I use this?
What do I want to create from this?
How many miles will you travel for your dream?
You know that failure does not define you, that you are capable of hard work and are curious, but maybe you just need a little push from someone who believes your best years are ahead.
When you live your life in an intentional way, you create the life you desire!
I’d love to help you navigate the miles ahead. If this resonates with you, schedule a FREE mini session.
Click the link below and choose a date on my calendar. It is really that simple.
I hope our paths cross on your journey.
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky.