Review Your Week: Dust off Your Goals and Dreams!

 

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Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs

 

 

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~Confucius

 

Have you ever thought about giving up—or have actually thrown in the towel—when the path to your dreams turns rocky, steep, and dark? I know I’m guilty of this from time-to-time!

Today’s quote has reminded me of the dreams and goals I’ve put on the back burner—or haven’t even tried for—because I thought they were out of my league. When I thought about scaling back the goals and dreams, they weren’t as interesting or compelling. So, I put them to the side. Some of them I’ve forgotten about!

Now, because of today’s quote, I’m thinking I should revisit them. If I keep the original dreams and goals—the ones that are exciting and thrilling—and if I tweak the steps instead—break them into small pieces and tiny bits—I think I can achieve those goals and dreams after all!

WooHoo!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebration_fireworks.jpg

Your homework today is to dust of those dreams and goals—the ones you think you have no hope of reaching. As long as they still delight you and get the old juices flowing, then revisit the steps you’ve laid out. Break them into small pieces and little parts. Break those down into tiny bits. Keep breaking them down into smaller and smaller increments until you get to the ones that you can easily manage. Then do them!

You can do it! WooHoo! Go, you!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

PS:  Remember to celebrate the small victories and the little increments of forward movement you’ve made this week.  It all adds up!

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The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. ~Neil Gaiman

 

Only you can be the authentic you. You are the only one who possesses all the talents, abilities, skills, and gifts that are needed to be you. No one else can be you quite the way you can be you.

When you think of it that way, why are you wasting your time trying to fit in and be like everyone else? How DULL! How BORING!

Don’t you want to have a life filled with thrills and chills, excitement and joy? Don’t you want to feel that you’re living—truly living—and getting everything you can out of each moment of the day?

The only way to do this is to stop being like everyone else! Stop caring what “they” think and “they” say and “they” do. Pay much more attention to what YOU think what YOU say and what YOU do. When you do this you’ll find yourself coming alive, perhaps for the first time in your life. WooHoo!

 

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Your homework today is go for the dreams that YOU want to pursue. They were put in your heart and soul for YOU to achieve—not for your friends, neighbors, family members, or random people on the streets to achieve. Those dreams are in you because you are best equipped and best empowered to achieve them.

Break your dreams into the steps you’ll need to complete in order to reach them. Break those into small parts and little pieces. Break those into tiny bits. Keep breaking them down into smaller and smaller increments until you get to the specks that are the perfect size for you. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

What Little Tidbits of Steps Look Like

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In yesterday’s post (click here to be taken to it: Pep Rally! Inspirational Quotes) one of the quotes was the one by Dr. Martin Luther King where he encouraged people to walk if they couldn’t run toward their dreams; to crawl if they couldn’t walk. I added to that by encouraging you to lean in the direction you wanted to go; to face in the direction if you couldn’t lean.

Today I’d like to add that if you can’t run, walk, or crawl toward your dreams, and if your circumstances prevent you from leaning toward them or even turning your face to them, nothing in the whole entire world can ever prevent you from thinking about your dreams.

And thinking about your dreams is taking a tiny tidbit of a step closer to them. That’s what I’m talking about when I encourage you to break things into small jots, specks, and tidbits—the size that is just perfect for you. Believe it or not, these add up!

One day you will be able to do more than just think about your dreams; one day you will be able to take action. Be patient because that day is coming!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daydreaming_Gentleman.jpg

Your homework today is to have a good think about your dreams. Respect your dreams:  settle down, clear your mind and agenda for a few minutes. Get comfy and think—daydream!—about your dreams.

Think about how much fun you’ll have pursuing them—all the people you’ll meet, the ideas you’ll exchange with them, the interesting things you’ll learn.

Delight in how much richer, deeper, and broader your life will be! Enjoy the thought of how clear and strong the song of your heart and soul will be. Get excited to hear it—perhaps for the first time!

Let your mind and imaginings run free! Savor the excitement and joy you feel!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Rally! Inspiring Quotes

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If you cannot fly, drive; if you cannot drive, run; if you cannot run, walk; if you cannot walk, crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I would add to this that if you can’t crawl, lean forward. If you can’t lean, then at least look in the direction you want to go. Keep moving forward!

 

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. ~Thomas Jefferson

Occasionally, you are going to feel uncomfortable as you work toward your dreams. There will be days when you feel anxious and even afraid. But you must not let that stop you. It’s normal to feel nervous and unsure. Accept that you’ll feel this way from time-to-time. And when you do, go slower and break the steps into small pieces and little parts. Keep breaking them down until you get to the little tidbits that are comfortable and easy to do. Then do them!

 

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. ~Charles F. Kettering

You never know what’s around the corner. You never know what piece of information you’ll pick up, what skill you’ll learn, or what person you meet that’s at the next step. So, keep going! The break you need may be just around the corner!

 

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Your homework today is to read through the quotes. Choose the one—or ones—that resonate with you. Then, first thing in the morning, stand tall in front of your mirror with your shoulders back and a big smile on your face. Look at yourself and say the quotes you like, using as much enthusiasm as you can.

Take the quotes with you and refer to them during the day; repeat them as often as you can. Remember to be enthusiastic! Use the energy they generate to help you take the next step. Break it into small specks—as small as you need. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Rally! You are Holy; You are Blessed

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You are Holy; you are Blessed. I am not talking about any religious practice or spiritual path; I am talking about the Sanctity of Life and the fact that you are important, and you and your dreams do matter.

Your incarnation into this earthly existence was not a mistake. Or a joke. Or something that fell through the cracks without anyone realizing it, noticing it, or caring about it.

The fact that you were born, born where you were, and born who you are was carefully, thoroughly, and precisely thought out before you incarnated. It was decided that you are the best one for the job. You are the one whose talents, abilities, gifts, and skills are the best fit for the Destiny that needed to be fulfilled.

There is a Purpose and a Reason for your existence. It’s up to you to make it your top priority to figure it out. Then it becomes your top priority to carry it out—no matter what.

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http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=504&picture=candle

Your homework today is to take the next step and trust that you are being led and guided—because you are. Your purpose, your destiny, your life is too important to be left to chance.

Take the next step. Break it into as small of bits and pieces as you need, and then do them.

You can do it; you are not alone!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren