This is one of my very first posts, I wrote it back in 2007. I’m so happy I stumbled upon it this evening, it very much reflects how I am feeling as I walk into yet another chapter of my life. It’s short and sweet, and at the end there is an inspirational video that you really much watch.
Back then I called this post…
IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO FOLLOW OUR DREAMS? — by Catherine Morgan
With the pressures of daily life, do any of us really have time to think about our dreams? Do we even know what our dreams are? Kids know what their dreams are, just ask them…What do you want to be when you grow up? It is always such an easy answer for them. But once we do grow up, then what? Is is too late for us?
What if we never realized, that we might have been forgetting to follow our dreams? Worse than that, what if we thought we were following our dreams, but it turned out that we were living a nightmare? Then what? Is it too late? Do we get a second chance at our dreams?
When is it too late to follow your dreams? I would like to believe the answer to that question is never. I think our dreams are ever changing, and ever evolving, just as our lives are. I think that it’s okay not to be exactly sure what our dreams are, and it’s also okay if our dreams change from time to time. The only thing that is not okay, is to give-up on our dreams. Because, once you give-up your dreams, you lose hope for your future.
But why then, do so many people give-up or deny their dreams? That is an easy one to answer — They give up because they are afraid, afraid of failure. Fear is what stops us from following our dreams. Fear is the darkness that casts a shadow over our light. And, fear is what we need to overcome if we want to reach for our dreams.
The most important thing to remember…Is to never let go of your hopes and dreams, even when you are not sure what they are. So, take some time to figure out what your greatest dreams are, and then walk confidently towards them, without fear.
“Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams” — Henry David Thoreau
I love that quote. It always reminds me, that it is never too late to follow my dreams.
And then, there is this beautiful video of inspirational quotes, set to the music of John Lennon’s, Imagine…(one of just a few videos that I included in posts all of those years ago, that doesn’t say it is no longer available). Thank you, youtube.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
* My latest dream has been fulfilled with the release of my first book, Love the Diet…Lose the Fat. Thank you to my children (Brian and Nicole), who have supported and encouraged me through this journey.