Question 1: If you didn’t have to worry about money what type of work would you do?
I know a great person with creative ideas who loves books and knows he has an amazing book inside him just waiting to come out but he hasn’t written one page!
I would like to win a million rand in the lottery but I hardly ever buy a ticket.
When we think and think and think about doing something but don’t act on it – NOTHING HAPPENS.
Question 2 … Is it something you could actually do?
What is stopping you? Are you thinking that you could never do it? Are you thinking that you are not good enough? Not worthy? Incapable of ever being a success?
Now that I’m in my late 40’s I’m finding more and more that I want to do things that I haven’t ever acted on. I’m saving up for those singing lessons. But let me tell you that when I do start to take those lessons I have actually no care about if I will ever “succeed” in the eyes of others. I’m not trying to be a famous singer, I just want to learn the skill and breathe well and have fun. I want to sing for me.
I do hope that great man writes his first page of his novel, and then the next and then the next. He doesn’t have to make millions out of it, that’s not the point. The point is to say to himself “I did what I always dreamed I would do”.
Don’t think, think, think and think that you can’t do it or it couldn’t happen for you. What’s life for if not to experience?
Live as if money isn’t an object when it comes to starting to realise your dreams. If money is tight right now and you’ve always wanted to be an artist, buy a pencil and a drawing pad and start. Or paint with one or two colours of ink using a cotton bud. Don’t let your inhibitions and self judgement stop you. If you want to be a tennis player but can only afford one lesson a month, find a teacher who will accommodate you and practise against your garden wall.
So what if you don’t become the next world champion….. just be a champion to yourself for starting.