Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. ~Steve Jobs
The following blog is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth. Debbie, thank you and I am so grateful the opportunity to contribute to your blog.
How many dreams have formed in your head? Start to finish dreams are quite easy to conceptualise in our heads, some even make it to paper. Seeing then through, reaping the rewards of our labour and putting a ‘dent in the universe’ is a different story. We are all dreamers but not all of us are doers.
I was thinking the other day of how many of my dreams have actually materialised; how many are still stuck in the dark void of my mind; and how many that may never see the light of day. When we conceptualize a dream it brings out certain emotions in us. It’s with those emotions, that burst of ‘gusto’, we go headstrong into the wind ready to get those wheels moving.
Getting started is easy, it’s the finishing that’s hard. Somewhere between beginning and end, we stop to catch our breath. Sometimes we get up, sometimes we sit and we sit and we sit! Until one day, time runs out on us, then we look back and realise that thing we were so hyped about is still so far away and we wonder………..”Where did the years go?”
It’s one thing to begin working on a dream and an entirely different thing to see that dream to fruition. So many people I know have started on something, then mid-way through, the road became rough and they decided to give it all up. Just recently I’ve been trying to decide what to do with my blog. I mean it’s not really a big thing but it is time-consuming. It’s not monetary but I have gained knowledge and gives something to a lot of people. So now I’m on the fence asking myself, is that enough to keep this dream alive?
The thing about dream building is, you have to decide if the work and effort it takes to fulfil those dreams or goals are bringing you any joy. Do they exhilarate? Do they excite you enough to cross the finish line? Does it bring you joy? These are the questions we have to ask ourselves, the answers will often gives us what we need to move on. Sometimes all we need is to flip the script to gain some wind in your sail. This is why putting a dent in the universe is so rewarding because it gives us choices.
©Etta D. Richards