Perhaps in the past you’ve had a bad experience with setting goals and going for some of your dreams. Without realizing it, this may have caused you to shy away from thinking too big or reaching too high. “Why bother?” you think.
But yet, inside, there’s a longing—a nudge that won’t stop and a whisper that won’t be silenced.
Doing nothing won’t get you to where you want to go—won’t satisfy the nudge or the whisper. Think about it, has it worked so far? If it hasn’t worked in the past, I can guarantee you it won’t work in the future—why would it? What’s going to happen in the future that’s different, thus enabling you to satisfy the nudge and the whisper?
The only thing that could possibly be different in the future, that has a chance of quenching the longing, is to set goals that will take you to your dreams—or at least point you in the right direction, and to take action regularly on those goals. That means you must choose to take action, which means you must decide to do something about that longing.
Your homework today is to still stay in the dreaming phase of your goal setting. Ask and answer this question: what are YOUR dreams? Make sure they are what YOU want to do, not what someone else wants you to do or expects you to do. Tune into the longing inside you. By doing this you’ll be able to distinguish your own dreams from the one’s you’ve taken on in an effort to please others.
Listen carefully to the longing. What’s it saying? Tune into the whispering; what’s it telling you? Where does the nudge want you to go? What does it want you to do?
Also, what are you feeling? Have the longings, whisperings, and nudges turned you in a different direction? Are they showing you a long lost dream—or perhaps it’s something brand new?
Take the time to think, to contemplate, and to let yourself dream about what you really want in life.
You can do it!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,