Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by again to visit with me. In my 3 part series, Traumatic / Acquired Brain Injury — Do Not Give Up on Your Dreams! I shared with you a milestone that I accomplished — on November 8 — on my way to realizing a dream that I have had for myself for many years.
Over the years — on my journey towards accomplishing that dream — I have encountered times of disappointment, discouragement and even despondency when I experienced set backs.
Subsequently, over the years in my pursuit of the dream I have had many times when I wanted to give up and abandon the dream. During those times I found myself asking why I was continuing to pursue the dream in the face of my discouragement, disappointment and set backs — when giving up and giving in would have been much easier.
In the midst of my struggle to understand I learned an extremely valuable lesson. I did not have to wait to experience my dream. I could live my dream in the now.
Although I may have not yet experienced the fulfillment of that dream — the dream of obtaining my black belt in the mixed martial arts — I have discovered that I can savor the experience of my dream in the now. Rather than waiting — until the end of the 2 day black belt test to be awarded the fruit of my labor — my black belt — I can celebrate the fulfillment of that dream each step along my journey.
Through my awareness I discovered that I no longer need to have the fulfillment of my dream before I can celebrate my dream.
You may also have a dream that you have been working towards or one that you would like to accomplish. My encouragement to you, my friend would be that you make every part of your process a part of your dream. By doing so you will be able to celebrate your dream in the midst of your discouragement, disappointment and set backs — if and when that occurs — because they are every much a part of your dream as your dream.
By doing so you will be able to live your dream in the now.
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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