Have you ever wondered what you were going to do with your life? What are your dreams? Have you thought about all the possibilities, only to find a roadblock in your way, no direction, or just too big of a mountain to climb? If so, you are not the only one. Yet some of the most successful people have started with nothing but an idea, and passion. As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
7 years ago I was sitting in a tiny duplex in the city with no direction, no dreams, lost. I couldn’t afford to buy furniture, clothes, and only a limited amount of groceries. I was hardly getting by. At that time, I was hopeless. I thought there would not be much of a future for me. I already had a lot of regrets. So one day I tried something. I started randomly listing the things I thought could give me purpose in life, anything that came to mind. And each time one of those things sparked something in me, I highlighted it. They were simple things:
- To encourage
- To make a difference
- Raise a family in the country
- Be self sufficient
- Have a fulfilling career
They were the seeds of a vision that planted that day. Dreams that seemed impossible at the time. And I hadn’t quite realized that they were going to grow, and start becoming a reality. Today most of those things have come to pass, and my list keeps growing.
Here’s the amazing thing about the mind. Whatever you fill it with you will live out, and whatever is in your heart will fill your mind. There are no roadblocks that can’t be moved, no excuses that can’t be changed, no reason you can’t start walking down the road to your dreams. You need to know what they are. What you are passionate about. Have persistence. Faith. And especially, patience. Be okay with slow. Know that you will make mistakes and take a few steps backward. That is when the learning happens. Whatever it is, if you really want it, your life will start following suit with your vision.
You are meant to be something in this world, do something meaningful. You have talents and ambitions unique to anyone else. There is no such thing as ‘I cant’. You have to be willing to take a risk, and do it wisely. Today I watched someone take 10 steps closer to their dreams. It was amazing to see the possibilities coming to a reality. So what is your purpose? Where does your road lead to? Take the challenge, start your list, and start taking those steps towards your future. Say ‘I am’ rather than the I can’t. The possibilities are endless.