Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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When I was contemplating my next blog post, the universe was nudging me that I really needed to write about the importance of having dreams. First, a new client in her 50s contacted me and confessed, “I have never had any dreams. I have just done what my family has expected of me.” My heart grew sad thinking of this woman who spent 50 years of her life never pursuing her own dreams. After working with this client for a number of months, she took a risk and followed her dream of becoming a small business owner. The client recently contacted me and said, “I have never been happier in my life.”
Then this past weekend I was at the hair salon and my stylist told me she had a dream of opening her own day spa on a farm. She then went on to say, “Everyone’s gotta have dreams!” You could just see this woman light up when she talked about her vision for her own day spa. My soul glowed because I knew someday this stylist’s dream would come true.
As I was thinking about following dreams, I was driving in Seattle and all of a sudden I noticed a STOP sign with the words, “Never Stop Dreaming,” written in big letter across it. What a strange coincidence I thought to myself. The universe was definitely suggesting I needed to encourage people to follow their own dreams.
Dreams keep you engaged with life. They give you hope and make you excited about getting out of bed in the morning. What is important to remember however is that dreams are not always easy to achieve. I think the universe will test you to see how badly you want to achieve your dream. Are you willing to work hard? Are you willing to deal with setbacks? Are you willing to give a 110% effort to make your dream a reality? Are you willing to fail?
Even if your dreams never become a reality, at least you will look back on your life without having any regrets. Here’s to dreaming!
Colleen Canney is a Career, Life, and Wellness Coach based in Seattle, WA. She coaches clients via phone or email from all over the US. If you would like more information on Colleen, please visit her website at www.colleencanney.com or contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.