Often times we dream of what we want? If you’re a little girl, it most likely was what your wedding would be like. What style of gown would you wear? How many bridesmaids you’d have? Even down to the husband. I know I would tear out a picture of whatever celebrity I thought was cute at the time and paste his face into the groom’s picture of a wedding magazine. But, as you become an adult, your dreams may shift a bit. At least it should. i’m talking about the type of career you want to have. I’ve heard many sayings like, ” hang around who you want to be like?” or ” successful people hang with other successful people. While this may be true, do we really listen to reason?
Dare to Dream. The way society is now these days it’s all about how someone looks or if they have money to spend it right away on the latest trend or fashion. Let me ask you, what does your dreams say about you now? My dream is to make a living writing. The more I think about it, I try to grasp what style of writing that maybe. A column? Successful blog? Articles? Novels? Screenplays? For me, the sky is the limit. Why do I have to put myself in a box of what society or others think I should do? My dreams are just that mine. Your dreams are yours. Never allow anyone to tell you not to dream, no matter how bizzaire others may think it is.
Recently, I’ve become part of a powerful movement that many strong women belong to. It’s called Clever Girl Finance. It’s a community founded by a woman named Bola ( check her out on YouTube) or her website at CleverGirlFinance.com. She talks about living your dreams and making the best choices with your financies. Although, the scope or focal point is financies, I take some of these practices in other areas of my life. For example, there is a course on the website that I’m taking and it discucess career development and forward movement for what you want to do in a career. The acronym for DREAM really stuck out to me.
From a financial perspective, I loved what it meant. But, from a way of life, I saw the potential of what dreaming can do other people. It’s no secret that I’m at a point in my life where I’m ready to write for a living. The D ( development), made me really focus on the way I want my writing and tips to value others situation and perspective on their lives. The R, made me think about relationships that I’ve lost or have yet to build on my writing career. As a writer, there are SO many people who will think their way is better than yours or they offer better teachings. It doesn’t matter to me. As long I can help someone the relationship will continue to build. The E for me, really made me get out of my shell and realize I actually have to exist in the outside world. Being timid or shiy isn’t going to work with the plans that I have. My environment will be one of a positive one and only wisdom and knowledge are allowed. It shows me that I can remain teachable. A is to ackowledge that I have a gift and I can be successful with it. M encourages me to use my gift to not only help others, but I can make a profit and become successful with it.
Let me know below, what is your dream and what steps are you going to take to see it through?