How many of us have said we wanted to do something and didn’t do it—yet? How many items are on our “Live-It” lists? (I hate the term bucket list). As passionistas, our lists are probably longer than the average person. However, even as consummate dream chasers, there’s still so much that we would love to do. And unfortunately, because life somehow gets in the way, there’s so much that we’ve all left undone, sitting on the backburner of life awaiting its chance to become a “do it now” item.
What’s interesting is that the bigger those items are, the more time we take to getting around to it and the more obstacles we place in its path. Obstacles like, “I would, but,” and “If I had more time.” How about this one, “But I’m already so busy.” Here’s a better one—fear! But wait! As passionistas aren’t we supposed to be fearless! Aren’t we designed to give life the business, stretching it as far and as wide as it can go so that we can get all we can from it?
The short answer is ABSOLUTELY! However, when reality sets it, we realize that we really aren’t super women so we need to start getting picky! Okay, we can’t do it all, but we can do some of it, perhaps push for most of it. Today, I’m charging each of you to pick one big item, something you’ve always wanted to do and would love to indulge in and remove it from the your life’s backburner. Bring it to the forefront and find a way to start making it happen. Give it a plan. Put a date on it, even if it’s months away. Add it to your calendar and set some reminders. It’s time to conquer something big in a fabulous way. There’s no better motivational booster than accomplishing something huge that you’ve always wanted to do.
Today’s post is encouraged by a cousin of mine who was born and bred in the south. She’s moved around quite a bit but never lived up north. As a child she visited New York often and always left in wide-eyed wonder. Though she was a southern girl at heart, there was something about New York that she found intriguing. A small part of her wanted to live the New York life. What kept her from making the move? I’m sure it was many of the same “valid excuses” that keep us from doing big things. But today, I want to applaud that woman because she finally cast all fear and doubt aside, said “I’m not getting any younger,” and forged ahead. She packed up her child and their lovely little doggie and headed for the Big Apple. Now she’s not only living a dream and enjoying the journey that it provides, but she kicked fear, doubt and all other excuses in the butt and did the darn thing and she’s now happier for it!
So go ahead dream girl, pick one—just one—and go for it, fearlessly, brilliantly, boldly like a good passionista should!
I applaud that and want to applaud you too so be sure to share your journey with us. If you’ve already set out to do something big, dramatic, and beautifully bold, let us know about it and keep us posted.
You fellow passionista!