Do you have the courage to dream?
Today is the second Tuesday of the month and that means Life Lessons from Toddlerhood! Life Lesson for Toddlerhood is one of my favorite series that I have ever written. For a while now, I’ve been writing articles once a month that are inspired by my cute little lady, who is now 20-months-old.
I’m really excited because I’m sharing something that is so close to my heart, which is really scary, but really fun.
Almost a year ago, I started to go to yoga classes. Since becoming a mother, yoga was the first thing I did for myself. I did it because I loved it and that is still true today. One night after a long hour on my mat, my yoga teacher asked us to turn onto our left side, “the side of your heart”.
Then she asked us to picture our heart’s deepest desire.
It’s really easy to dream when you’re 20-months-old.
It’s easy to dream when you are 20-months-old because life hasn’t hardened you yet. My little lady is full of hope and she has no reason not to be. Her smiles are full, her laughs are hard and her hugs are so sweet. Everything she does, she does with a full heart.
That moment when I was asked to picture my heart’s deepest desire, all I could think was, “Huh? I can’t remember the last time I asked myself, what do I want?”
Picture our heart’s deepest desire. I did.
The next few days, I held that in my heart. The next time I went to class and she asked us to turn on our left sides and picture our heart’s deepest desire, I did. I decided that this moment was mine and for the first time in a long time I asked myself what is my deepest desire.
Now picturing our deepest desire may be a bit deep or it may not be, but I ask you this,
What is your desire for your blog and what is your desire for your company?
Why are you writing blog articles? Why are you working so hard to publish these articles? What do you want to have accomplished in 2, 5, or 10 years with your company?
I believe it takes courage to dream. I believe it takes courage to ask yourself what you want, even if it relates to your career.
Dreaming isn’t easy.
Why is it that dreaming takes so much courage? Well, unlike the little lady, if you’ve lived any amount of years, you know disappointment, you know failure and you know a broken heart.
I believe that our dreams are worth that risk. I believe that your dreams are worth it.
My mom always tells me,
You’ve gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how will have a dream come true?”
If you know what your dreams are and you need some inspiration, check out the article I wrote about my husband’s journey towards physical therapy in Never, Ever Give Up On A Dream.
Our dreams are our realities in waiting.
I invite you to take the next few minutes to dream about what you want your blog to look like and what you want your company to look like.
In closing, here is a song that honestly has been haunting me. It’s a beautiful song and if you have a chance, I encourage you to listen to it. I would also love for you to share your dreams in the comments below.