Have you ever been stuck?????
I’m guessing you’re probably like me….
Right about the time when everything is going great – you’re hard core pursuing your dream and them BOOM! Just like that! You’ve lost your steam.
That’s what I want to talk to you about!
I never thought of it quite this way, but in the movie “Rocky,” Rocky Balboa said it nicely:
Dreams are free.
For you young ‘uns ….You have to watch the movie “ROCKY” if you’ve never seen it. It’s an inspiring classic!
Let’s cut to the chase.
To get un-stuck we need to:
1. Trust. Trust. Trust.
2. Trust your instincts. Know the dream that God has planted in your heart. Make up your mind to trust that you have a unique gift or talent that the world needs.
3. Trust God. Get quiet. Listen. If God plants a dream in our hearts he will help guide you to fulfill it.
4. Trust the process. It takes work. Successful people might make it look easy, but seeing a dream fulfilled – takes work. Hard work. And time. Lots of time. Be patient.
5. Trust the instinct to help others. Slowing down your dream to help others may seem like a distraction, it’s not. Helping others and making someone else’s life a bit better is what makes ours fulfilling.
One of my favorite things to do is garden. I love lush foliage. My husband and I laugh that we can’t imagine what our yard will look like in 10 years because we keep buying plants! During the day I keep an old laundry detergent container in my kitchen sink to catch water for my plants. I think it’s easier than a real watering can which is crazy hard to fill. So I use the water I collect, add a little fertilizer to it and pour it on my favorite plants. Now, imagine if I took that water and used it to feed my weeds. It wouldn’t make sense! Eventually, the weeds would thrive and choke my beautiful plants.
Remember, what you feed grows. If you don’t feed “it,” it just won’t grow!The bottom line: What you feed grows. If you don't feed it, it just won't grow! Click To Tweet
Any time you get “stuck,” it means you’ve probably been watering the weeds. Weeds can be real obstacles that scare us or mental giants that attack our adequacy.
Keep your dream going –
Brian Buffini tells a story of when he was 19 years old, newly emigrated to the U.S., and hit by a car as he was riding his motorcycle. Because he had bills to pay, he wasn’t stopped by the fact that one of his legs was in a full cast for months. He hopped on his bicycle and rode, with his leg extended, from house to house around Los Angeles until he was able to secure a painting job. Yep! He worked in that condition until his leg healed. It’s not surprising that he was a millionaire by the time he was 26. He fed his dreams and didn’t let any “weed” stop him.Water your dream – not your weeds! Click To Tweet
Are you stuck? Have you pushed through? I’d love, love to hear about it!