Like a plant, your dream needs nurturing. It needs love, care and attention, and it needs to be a priority. You can’t just go about your daily life and forget about it, or you risk letting it die. Take it from me, a serial plant-killer, your dream (and your plants) will need watering from time to time.
Life gets in the way, I know. You probably have a day job, people to take care of, and bills to pay. Other things and people seem like they should come first, but what about you? Who’s putting you and your dream first? Who supports you and your ambitions? You should be surrounded by cheerleaders. If you’re not, why not?
Just take a moment to answer these questions... Are you giving up your time, your energy, your hopes and dreams for someone else? Do they know that you’re making sacrifices for them? Are you a victim of your own life? Have you given up responsibility and ownership of your goals? Could you tip that balance back in your favour? How?
It’s taken me a long time to BEGIN putting myself first, and it’s still a tough path to walk without feeling guilty or selfish. The fact that I feel that way proves I shouldn’t. Catch 22.
Who’s standing in your way of living the life you want to live? The answer should be no one. Nothing and no one should come between you and your dream, because your happiness is just as important as theirs.
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