If seeing is believing, then isnâ€™t dreaming the first step to becoming? Dreaming has been part of my personality since as far back as I can remember. Daydreams, yes, but also the dreams where I would picture myself doing, or saying or becoming the one thing I wanted. I could see myself at a book signing. I could see myself dancing competitively (even BEFORE â€˜Dancing with the Starsâ€™). I could see myself traveling with the circus.
The snag in my scenario has been fear. The â€˜what ifsâ€™ have always found their way into my dreams and crushed them. What if no one likes what I write? What if people talk about me? What if people laugh at me? What if something happens and I donâ€™t have insurance?
What if, what if, what if . . .
My children will not grow up that way. I will no longer live that way. Fear has been banned from our home. No one is allowed to ask a â€œwhat ifâ€ question anymore. Itâ€™s just too negative when all is said and done. Dreams can never be a reality if negative thoughts are allowed to take over.
Our new motto is â€œyou can not achieve what you do not try.â€ Stepping out is a requirement to get anywhere. There have been enough opportunities missed in our lifetimes as it is. Today we start stepping towards our dreams and bringing them into reality.