Have you ever had a long time dream that was burning deep within, yearning to be realized? Yet, when you take steps towards that massive dream, have you ever hesitated or retreated out of fears, doubts, or insecurities? What if there was some kind of inside knowledge of what it would be like to actually realize, even just a glimpse of that dream? Would you want to know?
Today, I'm sharing that glimpse.
Imagine, a young girl, about 7 or 8 years old, sitting down at a hand made wooden desk with pieces of notebook paper and a pencil. She is sitting in her room, writing stories of mermaids, fairies, and worlds yet only discovered in her imagination. She doodles little images of these magical worlds on her pages.
She knows she's creating some pretty neat stuff. She wants to share these worlds with others.
The few times she does, she gets met with ridicule and criticism. This young girl shies away from her joy, still writing, but hesitating to share with anyone from that moment on.
Years pass and this young girl grows up. For awhile, it seems she's forgotten about these stories and adventures. Then one day she finds a book, already written by an author with the same name as her own about the same kind of stories that she wrote about as a little girl. For a moment, she is stunned. How could this be? And yet it is.
This young woman could have decided at that moment to put away her papers and pens for good and fall back into a life of comfort and predictability. Instead, she learns and makes a decision to create her story that she will share with the world!
This story is greater than the fairy tales of her childhood because she knows that this story is real. This is real magic and real results. She knows the secrets and she knows this needs to be shared.
Then she does something that pushes her beyond her childhood comfort and she begins to share her story to a massive audience on the radio. Her past trepidations of public speaking melted with all of the training and tools she had learned and now applied to take this action.
She gets on the air and tells her story. When she's done, she sighs with an inner peace and revelation of ecstasy unlike anything she ever knew before. She did it! She opened up and shared. She told others what to expect from her and what she was creating!
Regardless of the outcome, she did it! That first step, for her, is the beginning of her journey. She is living a bliss of success of making that one move towards realizing her childhood dream.
This is a real event that happened to a real person...myself! I can bear witness that any actions, especially the ones that held us back the most, taken will result in a peace and joy that is beyond words to express! To know it, take the next move and do it!