“Don’t go in for the “yellowish” if what you need is “yellow”. The attitude called precision is the quality that remarks the accuracy of your demand. Never settle for the less; Go for the exact thing!”
― Israelmore Ayivor,
Please find below another fantastic and motivating post from Heal ED. Lauren is absolutely right, we need to dream big and we shouldn’t settle for anything less. So believe in recovery and live the life your meant to live, free from the shackles of ED. Lauren is fantastic and her work has made a huge difference. Please do sign up for her recovery program.
IF YOU’RE NOT DOING THIS, YOU’RE SETTLING FOR LESS
Why is it that so many people actually just do NOT allow themselves to dream, and dream BIG?
Not even going after the dreams— literally just having FEARS around the fact that they didn’t want to say it OUT LOUD!!
Is it because we feel silly? We are afraid to dream big because we are worried about what someone else would think? Are we afraid because we fear judgment, rejection, ridicule, or afraid of losing lose? Or are we MORE afraid because if we actually SAY it and CLAIM it, then we would actually have to TAKE ACTION on it?
I can probably assume that one or more or ALL of the above are true. I know for me, I felt a bit ashamed back when I began this process of really allowing myself to dream and set goals for myself.
Now looking back, I remember how FAR AWAY those dreams were when I wrote them on paper.
They seem so obvious to me now, because I have worked hard for them and attained them. Embodied them and stepped into my (old) dreams.
But back then— being broke, having no CLUE what I wanted to do with my life, being sick and ‘mentally ill’, what I was writing down felt like pie-in-the-sky, like YEAH RIGHT, how’s that even gonna happen?!
But yet I had to write it down. I had to feel uncomfortable and actually ALLOW myself to write those things down.
I gave myself permission to dream my biggest dream.
And you know what? Looking back on it now, it doesn’t seem like its such a big deal. I mean sure, I’m very proud of myself. I feel good about where I am and what I’ve been able to have, do, be, and accomplish. But yet— I’m just getting STARTED!!
I have SO much more that I want to create!! I have SO much more that I want to DO and SEE and FEEL and EXPERIENCE, with myself, my children, my partner, my friends, my clients, people I’m meant to help, and people I haven’t even met yet!!
Where I am now also allows for this massive expansion, just as I’ve done for years, and dreaming big enough that my dreams actually SCARE me again!! In fact, they wouldn’t even be WORTH IT to me if I WASN’T afraid!!
And then also, looking out into the future… some day I’ll look back on these dreams and goals I’m setting for myself now and think they were small. HAHA!! I can’t wait for that day to come!!!
So today, I know you are sitting there right now thinking about this… thinking about the goals and dreams you’ve set for yourself.. or maybe just thought about.
Write that down now or share it with me in the comments below or in a PM. We need to get REAL about what it is you are ready to bring into your life!!
Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to do so many things? When was the time when you gave up on those things? And who’s to say it’s too late for you to go after them? It’s never too late, the time is now, and you can ALWAYS start exactly where you’re at right now.
For me, I tend to think in terms of— ‘ I can’t believe how much I’ve done and how far I’ve come in the last year, the last 5 years, the last 10 years!! IMAGINE what I can do in the next TWENTY or FORTY or SEVENTY years in my life!!’
That blows my mind. What I’m doing and how I spend my time is so exciting to me, it gives me so much energy and I feel like I could just do this forever. Likely, I will, so there is no shortage of what I want and what I can create.
As it is the same for you. There is ALWAYS a moment when you can choose to do something differently. You can CHOOSE to have a different outcome. You can CHOOSE to dream a BIG dream, and go after it with all your HEART.
It’s amazing what happens when we just give ourselves permission to be who we are and want what we want.
Remember — you can have, do or be anything you want!!
ANYTHING is possible if you just believe.