I LOVE the gift of life. The ability to take charge of my future with the simple gift of choice. Nothing brings me more joy than to know that I am responsible for my dreams and the only person holding me back is myself.
It’s so easy to be negative and see what it is that we don’t have. However, it is also easy to dream, to think, to create, and envision things that we want or desire. The only thing that lies in between seeing these things come to pass is ACTION, CONSISTENCY and the right RESOURCES.
Growing up I was very idealistic. I moved out of my parent’s house at the age of 17. I had a strong vision for where I wanted to go and while on that journey unfortunately, I lost my way. My experiences consisted of bad relationships and a lot of work that taught me about myself, but felt like a waste of time. I got wrapped up in fear and wanting to fit in with people that didn’t share the same goals or vision. I found myself at a very low place. I literally was struggling each day to show up and be hopeful and excited for what the future looked like. It was through books that I started to find my way back. Reading other people’s success stories planted seeds for the new vision that I have now.
Maybe some of you can relate to having a vision or goal, setting out to accomplish it, losing sight of it and then finding it again. Once I let go of worrying about my decisions and acted like I did back when I was 17 I felt like I could breathe again. I felt ALIVE.
I’ve always been a dreamer. I even have a book that I’ve written my dreams down in. YES, I have a DREAM BOOK. As I flip back through it, I have been able to see how so many of my dreams have been accomplished. Work dreams, family dreams, and personal dreams. It amazes me.
In this new year, I encourage and challenge you to write down your dreams. So, if you ever lose sight of them you can read your dream book and regain your vision.
Anybody can look around and see what it is they don’t have. Ask yourself, what do I have already to begin creating the life that I desire? Don’t let 2018 pass you by. Take risks. Ask lots of questions. Read lots of books. Invest into yourself. Rid yourself of negative people and those that don’t have goals for their lives. You are a product of the 5 people you spend your time with the most. Be careful who you align yourself with because that will show you how far you can go.
Catch a bigger vision, and purpose for what it is that you want and go for it. Because you can! You are powerful and not a victim of your life. GO! TAKE ACTION this year in 2018 and don’t look back! Great things are waiting for you!
Regina Lynn Jaeger