Motivation you need to …

September 8, 2013 in Fear, Inspiration by Jill

Footprints in the sand on beach near San José del Cabo, Mexico at sunrise

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

I would not be living the life of my dreams if I only dreamt and talked about it.

I recall after my first big trip overseas saying countless times, “I want to travel the world; to explore new cultures, learn other ways of living, and eat yummy food”.

I wanted to go to India and to climb Mt Everest, but the timing always seemed to be an issue. Now I think about it, it was fear that was holding me back. The fear of not having a job, fear of not having enough money, fear of failing, fear of Matt not being there upon my return, or I would change. These were all real for me.

But, there comes a point when you need to put one foot in front of the other.

As mentioned in Secrets to Free Flowing Money, I created a vision board and had the 21st of March 2012 circled as my departure date. As the universe loves giving me exactly what I desire, I found flights to India for $250 on my departure date!!!

I was slightly nervous, but overwhelmed with excitement. I said to Matt, “I would absolutely love you to come to India with me, but I am going with or without you. The choice is yours”. Thankfully he chose to come, and it was both of our best decisions.

When we started telling people about our indefinite travel adventure we heard numerous comments about our careers, getting married, children and everything to do with the future.

There are some people in your life who are going to tell you cannot do it. There are some who won’t believe in you. These people can be those closest to you. These people are referred to as ‘dream stealers’.

Dream stealer’s say you can’t do it, because of their own fear.

They may have experienced failure, or set back, which has caused their fear. They too may be the victim of other dream stealers. But these are not the people you want to listen to.

There are billions of people in the world. Of those people, there is more than one who has achieved the same goal as yours. You are not alone.

There are millions, if not more, who have left their current job to persue their dream.

There are hundreds of millions of people who are happy in an unconditional, loving relationship with their partner.

There are millions of people who have rekindled their love with their families.

There are multi millions of people who are travelling the world today.

Do you get my point?

Take a leap of faith.

Take the first step in creating your dreams. If you want to go travelling, book your flights. If you want to run a marathon, join a training group. If you want to write a book, create an outline. If you want to pay your debt off, pay an extra amount today. If you want a better job, resign.

Just do it! Take action today! Don’t just dream or talk about it.

Be your dream!

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