“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers;
powers that would astonish him,
that he never even dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.”
Orison Swett Marden
I love this quote because it brings to life thoughts that I have known to be true since I was a very young child growing up in a chaotic, troubled household. We all have dreams, every one of us.
Deep down, at the very depths of our beings, we have desires. Desires to be something special. Desires to affect people in a positive way and to do our part to change the world for the better. Desires to give and receive true love the way that we want it to be. Desires to go through life feeling like a powerful human being, desires to experience real health and happiness and the overwhelming desire to live a kick-ass life. We all want that.
Yes, we have at one point in our lives’ all had the ideal vision of living the quality of life that we desire and deserve. Unfortunately, too many people have allowed those dreams to wane due to the frustrations of daily life and have thus given up on them. Don’t do that!!! Don’t give up your dreams!!! Go for it every day of your life!
For far too many, the vision has disappeared, and with it, so has the will to shape our own destiny. Most people have lost that sense of certainty that it takes to find themselves in the winner’s circle. Yes, life can beat the living shit out of us. So what are we to do? Give up? Hell no. Put things on the backburner? Bad idea. The longer you allow your dreams to languish in self-imposed prison, the more bad decisions you will make.
So what do you do? Well, you realize the blessings that you have in your life, that you do have the abilities to go for it right here and right now and you start bulldozing your way toward the life you want. For me, I will be the Master of my destiny and not a Victim of my history.
Perhaps you will have to take baby steps at first. That is okay. We do still have a life to live and commitments to uphold. The point is that you get going, you start moving in the right direction. You allow yourself to be drawn to the powers and inspirations that uplift you and make you feel alive.
Warning: there will be people in your life that will not be able to handle your desire to be what you want to be. When you encounter a lack of support, you have decisions to make. For those of you who have been to my seminars, you know all too well, that the first people that are going to try and cut you off at your knees are your friends and family. Sad but true.
The ones that stick with you and give you support are truly Shepard’s of your soul. The ones that don’t support you are more concerned about themselves than you. Harsh? Maybe. But true. Sorry.
So today you have the chance to plant a new garden. Take the seeds that lie deep within you, the seeds of your dreams, your vision of your ideal life, your heart’s desires and plant them in the fertile ground of possibility. Water them everyday with the blood, sweat and tears of inspiration, joy, happiness, servitude and self-worth.
Live the life you love. Live with people who lift you up, and lift up others. Live with people who look at you in the eye the way you want to be looked at. Live with those who are proud to have you…all parts of you. Start to awaken those powers that lie slumbering within you and soon you will be doing your part to affect the world in a positive way…the way you always dreamed you would. Begin at once!