I had a dream that I was afraid to pursue for years … there was always something else that was more important, something else that lead me away from creating what I thought could be amazing. Did I have time to devote to this dream? Would it work? Finally, after years of pondering, wondering if I had the time, the energy, the funds to be able to take that first step, I made a decision.
My decision was to take that first step.
It’s amazing what happens once you actually move forward rather than hover … momentum builds and things start to happen.
After years of coaching my clients to take control of their dreams and make them happen, I have done the same for myself and in October launched a sideline business born from my passion for pearls. A Passion for Pearls celebrates this passion!
What appears to be one BIG step really was a series of small steps and not so daunting after all. Within weeks of making my decision and taking action (and I won’t pretend that it was easy, there was a lot of hard work involved and there still is!) the ball was rolling and several months later, is just getting bigger and bigger! My progress is documented on my A Passion for Pearls Facebook Page – become a ‘fan’ and you can be a part of this growth too … and perhaps win a lovely piece of jewellery for yourself or a loved one along the way.
What helped me along the way? The support of wonderful friends and colleagues and the following inspirational quotes:
GREAT EXPECTATION PRECEDES GREAT SUCCESS
“High expectation always precedes high achievement. You’re as small as your controlling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations.
Once your mind stretches to a new idea it never goes back to its original dimensions.
Think little goals and you can expect little achievement. Think big goals and you’ll win big success. The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream.
You must dream big and think big to be big.”
YOU MUST ACT ON THOSE DREAMS
“You have to make your own opportunities. Your future is not a matter of chance. It’s a matter of your choice. It’s not something you wait for. It’s something you must actively pursue.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Opportunity can come disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Start today, right where you are. Distant fields will always appear greener. Yet, golden opportunities are all around you.
You can live a great dream if you pursue it.”
Have you pursued your dreams lately? If not, what’s holding you back? Take that first step and see where it leads you.
Jane is a Career and Life Coach. If you need a little inspiration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org