They laughed at my dreams, but I didn’t let that stop me.
There was a time when I had dreams but had no idea how to make them a reality. I dreamed of finding a true love and doing something meaningful as a career. I encountered so many obstacles along the way but I kept moving and hoping that things would turn out. Not because I was so sure that they would, but because I couldn’t stand the thought of retreating back to die an unfulfilled life.
I wanted to teach about love and personal development. I wanted to write a book on finding love by accessing the subconscious mind, be interviewed as an expert on television and lead workshops around the world. I also wanted to find my own true love but past experience never gave me a hint of hope that it would ever happen. No matter the odds, I kept moving.
I remember once when I was at a women’s networking event and I shared my dreams of being a relationship expert. The woman across from me shouted to the rest of the group, “Look at her, she wants to be a relationship expert and she’s not even in a relationship! Isn’t that funny?” Yes, they all had a good laugh on my account. But, that didn’t stop me.
They told me that I didn’t have a Ph.D. so forget about getting a book deal. They told me I couldn’t get interviewed on television because I didn’t have the right credentials or didn’t have the right look. They told me that I wouldn’t find a great guy because after all I was forty and I just needed to settle for good enough. I didn’t listen to them and continued toward my goals.
Ten years ago, I left the corporate world to find my true love and my life purpose and journey was not always easy. It wasn’t filled with roses and sunshine. There were dark times, scary moments as well as uplifting and amazing times. Every obstacle was there for me as a gift to make me stronger and give me the wisdom to break free of my old patterns of limitation.
The past week, Roberto and I moved into a beautiful place in Santa Monica, California. I always dreamed of living near the beach, having my true love to share it with and a career that brings me great joy. None of this would be possible if I let others (or myself) stop me.
What is stopping you from reaching your goals? I was told once that change and safety do not co-exist. We have to leave what we perceive as safe to become the greatness inside of us. It would have been safe for me to stay in the corporate world, to settle for a mediocre husband and not take risks, but safe is boring!
This is YOUR AMAZING LIFE, it is time for you to explore deep inside who you really are, what you are made of and how you can fully express your truth. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you. Believe in your dreams. You can have it all.