Do you have dreams that have fallen by the wayside? Have you started a task and midway through you just wanted to give up? Maybe it was too hard, you lost interest or became distracted and move onto something else. This has happened to me on many occasions. We’re busy more than ever, our plates are full and we have a lot going on. Regardless of what’s going on in your life, never give up on your dreams.
My Husband’s Story
My husband, by nature, is a giver. He will give you his last in order for you to have the best. He is also very determined to complete a task or assignment when he puts his mind to it. One of his passions is the financial markets.
He has been going through a program in order to qualify for a high-level investment program. I watched him day in and day out learning and trading stocks. In order to be accepted into this program, he first had to prove to the organization that he was knowledgeable, had the skills and could pass all of their requirements. It took him 13 attempts to pass the program. You hear me, 13 attempts. There were many days I encouraged him to take a break or to just do something else. No, he was determined to pass this program because he had a goal in mind.
If you’re driven by something, you will do whatever it takes to reach your goals. You see, my husband was driven by the end results of passing this program. He knew the rewards that awaited him. What rewards are waiting for you if you simply never give up on your dreams? At times, it’s easier said that done, but when I witnessed the tenacity of my husband, it gave me an extra boost in my own pursuit of helping moms in business who may have lost their dreams.
I love this quote by Collin Powell.
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Dreams for Yourself
As moms, we’re constantly doing things for our children and family, but we need to make time for ourselves and our dreams. Rediscover the dreams you have for yourself by taking these steps:
- Get alone. Find a quiet place where you can meditate and think about your dreams. Getting alone can be challenging with children, but find a way to make it happen. My best time for getting alone is in the morning before my house gets busy. Once I hear my son up, I have to shift my thoughts.
- Write them down. Find a notebook or journal to rekindle those thoughts that you were meditating on. Don’t worry about the order of your thoughts. The most important thing is to get them out of your head and onto paper. You can organize them later. Habakkuk 2:2 says, And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, so he may run that reads it.
- Plan. Come up with a plan to make your dreams come alive again. If it’s sharing your thoughts with your husband, then do so. He could possibly give you some input and help you to achieve your dreams. Planning could involve your entire family in order to make it happen.
- Execute. Execution of your plan is your next step. The execution process could take weeks or even months. Regardless of the time frame, you’re on your way to making your dreams come alive again.
What are some of your dreams? I would love to hear them.
Dream big and never give up.