It’s true, we live in a “The World is Your Oyster Era”. Maybe it’s because social media is at our fingertips every day. We see other people pursuing their dreams and/or really striving in life. Or so we think. This can be a good thing for us, motivationally speaking, but I also think we tend to get caught up in other people’s successes. We see someone training for more races, running faster, being a better “super” woman/man (this includes being a super mom, wife, friend, blogger, dad, sibling, etc.) and we start to feel inadequate. We start seconded guessing our own dreams, we hold back, we isolate ourselves, we focus on the “WHY me” or the “IF only I”…….
The funny thing is, that’s not the point of sharing our lives through these interwebs. Isn’t the point to be real with who you are, where you are going, and to be encourage and uplift others who are striving to do the same?
Yes, that is the point, but not so when you’re always comparing, measuring the “yeah, but(s),” and being selfish with you dreams.
Dreams are meant to be shared. To be lived OUT LOUD (flaws and all). To be RAW, REAL, and VULNERABLE. We do this so that we can in return encourage others. To be that support we would want other’s to be for us.
yes my husband is photobombing in the background
The hardest thing for me (us) to realize over the past few years was that in order to chase your dreams, in order to thrive, you have to give your heart. I mean like really give. Your hopes, your fears, your joys, your sorrows. You have to give it all. And with giving your heart you start to focus less on YOU and more on what you HAVE to GIVE others. The SELFESS dreaming part. The love, encouragement, hope, faith, support, and compassion.
Learning to care and support other people’s dreams and passions is what makes the journey RICH! It took us years to finally see that. Personally, I was so focused on our obstacles that I was blindsided by the GRACE and SUPPORT right in front of us. That very SUPPORT that GOD intended us share with others as well.
Because let’s face it, we all need a cheerleader or someone one to go through the motions and emotions with…… no matter how long journey, no matter how big the dream.
This weekend was just that. A race that started off well but then crashed and burned (literally). Our dreams may have been a little crushed as well, but that’s realness. That’s sharing your heart. That’s letting others into your journey of dreaming big. We can’t be selfish with our dreams, it gets us nowhere. But showing it all, well…
That just pushes us forward together –>hand in hand.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another
Come now, share it! Your DREAM, the real deal, the HEART!
Slow down Challenge encouragement i just had to SHARE! –> HERE
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