Dream It, and Then Just Do It

I was reminded today that if you want something you just have to go for it. It’s easy to sit and dream away the pounds, spend the money you will earn from all the success you are planning, hear the accolades in your head from those who are inspired by your work, imagine how your book will smell when you flip the pages, how the cover will emulate the amazing words on the inside, what kind of author picture you will take and how it will look sitting in the Barnes and Nobles….sorry, got distracted by my fantasy 😊

It’s important to dream, we need to dream, small, big, feasible and even what some may call impossible.  Dreaming fuels us, it’s exciting, it drives us outside of our comfort zone toward where we are meant to be, but many times this is where we stay, in dreamland. We know what we have to do, we know that in order to run a marathon we must train, and yet as we dream of the finish line, the early mornings, the long miles and the sacrifices are just not as glamorous as the medal. We know that in order to have a successful business, we must build it from nothing, and it takes time, effort, blood, sweat and tears, and in order to publish a book, you must write one. We know this, and yet we sit in dreamland, frustrated our dream hasn’t happened yet and wondering why.

You may have figured out by now, this is really my personal pep talk. I need to replace all the we’s with I’s, but I feel better about myself if I’m not the only one getting lectured 😉The frustration I have for myself can sometimes be overwhelming because every time I think I’ve defeated that pesky fear, it shows up as procrastination, social media, Netflix binges, social media, cleaning out and organizing closets that have never bothered me until the moment I sit down to write, and social media. Man, I really need social media anonymous. Its just so easy to fall into the blackhole of pointless thought, cute dogs and funny cats. It’s like a vacation for the mind, but it can be so difficult to reign it in.

Fear masks itself in many tricky ways, but the worst is when it appears in its true form, and whispers, “you’re not good enough”.  However, this post is my reminder, that the last time I looked fear in the face for the lie it really is, I wrote my first children’s book cover to cover 13k words in 10 days. I just did it and it felt amazing.

So today, after getting into the ring with fear once again I am reminding myself of that moment, and how I squeezed my dream tight, let it go and then chased it until it was mine.  Our dreams are ours, in our hearts, on so many personal levels for so many reasons, but until we make up our minds to share it, that’s exactly where it will stay, but the moment we let go and begin to chase it, the more likely that dream will become our reality.

Keep dreaming, and just go for it!

Much Love,

Lisa J

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29 Replies to “Dream It, and Then Just Do It”

  1. Dreams are often killed by fear…we’re afraid it might happen more than we’re afraid to fail! But in all cases, we must work hard! Really hard and never give up!

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  2. Self-belief and perseverance are the keys to success, and a bit of good luck thrown in for good measure.
    Follow your dreams xx

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    1. Thank you for reading🧡sounds like you speak in past tense, I hope you worked through it and are chasing your dream!

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      1. My first novel is called “Rock and Roll Children.” It’s a view of the 1980s through the eyes of four metalheads. My second is called “He Was Weird” and is about a boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome and gets bullied for it to the point of snapping. I think there’s a link at the bottom of my post.

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  3. Fear and self-doubt are crushers. I ran for thirty years in the wrong direction. Now I am back and I’m going to stay. Thanks for your words of inspiration, Lisa. 🙂 Your confidence is strengthening.

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  4. That is SO true!
    Dreams give us hope that we can achieve what we wish for. And hope gives us the strength to make an attempt, cross our limits and give our best. And that is the reason you wrote that book in 10 days!
    Wish you the best for your next book!
    And, yes, keep dreaming! 🙂

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