It's fall and the leaves in the Rocky Mountains have already started turning fiery colors of orange, yellow and red. The nights are cooler and the heat of the sun is softening, bringing sweet relief from the heavy summer heat. I've always loved this time of year, something about it is so refreshing. With everyone returning back to school and gearing up for the next chapter, it's the perfect time to regroup and strategize and build big dreams!
Sometimes you have to make the leap
I took a big risk and left Vancouver, Canada three years ago to move back to the USA to build my big dream. I definitely had moments when I questioned my decision! What have I done I would ask myself, I've left my support system and spiritual power base to go back to Utah?! There were some really unexpected moments that cropped up after I left my corporate career and worked a series of odd jobs in Utah while I was creating my business. I juggled a full-time day job and slowly built up my online presence, learning everything I could about online marketing and building a business.
I deepened my coaching and energy healing practice as a survival necessity. Utah was far more challenging than anticipated and I never would have planned on being disowned by my mother for religious differences of opinion! But alas, the crazy healing process brought me opportunities to dig in and expand my own ability to heal myself and others. It has taken 3 years to get to the point where I really know who I am, what I want, and how I'm going to help the world through my work.
Here are 3 things I've learned while building my big dream
- It takes time and patience. Don't give up when it is harder or takes longer than you wanted. If you really want your big dream, you will continue on no matter how long it takes. If you give up after a short time, you didn't want it enough. Find something that you are willing to really fight for!
- Nothing will go as planned. Learn to be resilient and flexible. Even what seems like a completely foolproof plan will break down at times. The more adaptive that you can be, the better. Respond to the climate of each day with you eye on the prize. Always keep moving forward towards the big goal and you will get there.
- It has to be about something larger than yourself. If you are really going to create a big dream that will change you, choose something that is beyond your core needs and aims to make the world a better place. By contributing to a larger vision, mission and purpose, your life will be immensely more rewarding and satisfying. When you improve people's lives and the world around you, you will find tremendous peace in your heart and that my friend is worth fighting for.
No matter what, keep going
The process of building big dreams will demand of you the constant willingness to grow and change. Stagnancy is not part of building a big dream. You have to keep moving forward.
I myself am gearing up for the next big leap, and it's definitely pushing me. It's big enough the it certainly scares me, but this is a sign that I'm moving in the right direction. I'm very clear about where I want to go, what I want to do, and how it will help to make the world a better place. And like I said, it's almost certain that not everything will go as planned! And that's a risk I'm willing to take in order to build this big dream in my heart.
So my challenge to you today is to ask you, what big dream are you building? What are you willing to fight for, no matter how hard things could get? How can you improve the world around you through your big dreams?
Answering these questions will give you so much more clarity on your path as you move forward. I believe in you my friend, go for it. The only thing you have to lose is what you could have become if you believed in yourself enough to make the leap. Just jump. Life will catch you.
To your greatness,