“Our greatest fear is not that we will fall; our greatest fear is that we will live a full life and never fly.“
This post was supposed to be out last week Wednesday but for some reason I’ve been avoiding to post it. I finished writing it the weekend before and all I needed to do was to put a picture together and hit that publish button. So why has it taken me 5 days to do it?
There was something about the words in this post that I guess I wasn’t ready to face. The truth is though I expressed the importance of being proud of myself, forgiving myself and committing to myself in my previous post, I wasn’t actually doing it. I wasn’t ready to make that jump.
And if I wasn’t ready to make that jump then I felt like I wasn’t ready to publish this post. The 5 days of procrastinating proved exactly that.
However, after spending Christmas eve with my family and talking about our goals for 2018, I’m finally ready.
I am finally ready to make that jump and invest in Lydia.
Every single day I need to be willing to set time aside to work on myself. Whether at home or in the office I need to work on me. To work on my dream.
You see, we’re not supposed to tuck our dreams under a pillow when we get up in the morning. We’re not supposed to leave them at home then go out and fulfil somebody else’s dream. That’s not what we are wired to do. That’s not who we are.
The human spirit does not care about the economy. The human spirit does not care about our past. The human spirit does not care about our present circumstance. The human spirit doesn’t care about any of that. Our human spirit simply says; what’s our command for tomorrow? What do you want to create?
You see your human spirit is not keeping score; your brain is keeping score. Your brain is designed to keep you safe. But your soul, your intuition, your human spirit is designed to make you soar. When you get to the edge, your brain will always tell you to step back because you could fall. Because the last time you did this you failed or the last time someone else did this they failed. You could hurt, you could lose. Your brain is designed to keep you safe.
But you have to willing to play between your brain and your soul; and on some days you just have to listen to your soul. You have to say; I will leap.
I’m standing at the edge and I’m watching everybody else fly. On blogs, YouTube videos and other social media platforms, I’m watching other people live their lives. I’m at the edge watching someone else live and I’m wondering what it’s going to be like when I jump without ever jumping. But I have to jump. And if I jump, only 3 things can happen; I’ll either fly, fall on something soft or fall on something hard. Either way I am going to get back up because by jumping I will know what it takes to get back up.
Our greatest fear is not that we will fall; our greatest fear is that we will live a full life and never fly. That we will never leap. We’re not afraid of dying, we’re afraid of dying before the world sees who we really are. Before the world really gets our finger print. Before the world really feels our breath. Before they really get our contribution. We don’t want to leave this place without the world knowing that we were here.
All I want to do is give my dream a chance. And to give my dream a chance I need to be willing to invest in me. Use my time and money to invest in me and my dream. I need to set time and money to give my dream a chance. I don’t know what my dream is yet but I know it will cost some money and time. I need to be willing to disrupt my entire life to fund my future. To buy my possibility and give my dream a chance.
None of those people living out their dream are extraordinary. They are just ordinary people who choose every day to make one more extraordinary decision.
I need to be willing to do the same.
This was my attempt at echoing the second part of Lisa Nicole’s motivational speech that I shared with you last week. If you haven’t read part one, then please check it out here. Or better yet, watch the video yourself: Speech by Lisa Nichols.
I’ve been so inspired listening to her words and writing them down has motivated me even more.
Although it took some time to get to this place, I’m ready to jump. I’m ready to fly and truly live a life I can be proud of. A life I can say that I was here and that I lived.I’m ready to invest in my potential and give my dream a chance; whatever that might be.
I hope this post plus the video has encouraged you to jump too. To invest in yourself and your dream at all cost.
I’ll definitely be buying her book as well as seeking out other inspiration people who have taken a leap of faith to work on their dream. If you have any recommendations, please feel free to share in the comments below.
Thank you for reading and since I’m posting this on Christmas Day, I’d like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!