Happy Wednesday, my friends. This morning I’m sharing another #RayQuote. I coined this one about 15 years ago. It seems to resonate, as it’s proliferated on Twitter, found its way into t-shirts and into at least one book; not to mention various quotes sites.
It’s a play on the famous aphorism, “Feed a cold. Starve a fever.”
What I love about it is it’s a simple reminder, with every choice we make today, to choose our dreams over our doubts.
A dream fed is a dream sped. Often we feed our doubts rather than our dreams. Remember to feed your dreams today.
Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!
A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.
Our lives are filled with challenge on a daily basis. It can be an easy reason to stop or give up. Most people would even understand.
The first mistake we make is to see challenge as obstacles and obstacles – even the word – sounds like something blocking us.
When we shift our focus and see the challenges as stepping stones or character builders or even guardrails, we find they are necessary companions along the journey to a goal and will make standing on the too of the mountain that much more gratifying.
The late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell put forward the theory of the monomyth – the heroic journey that each of as the hero of our life is on. He noted repeating pattern in hero stories across the world.
Always there is a monster (massive challenge) to be faced before the hero gleans the boon. Don’t bow! You have as much right as anyone to be on the path.
Be glad when you find your monster. It’s a sign you’re on the right path. The universe rarely bothers to challenge mediocrity, but it will cast huge scary shadow puppets at those ready to achieve something great.
Just in case no one else reminded your today, you are awesome!
Everyone needs a dream. As long as you’re here, there’s still the possibility of being the person you came to the planet to be.
Embrace BIG thinking. Some believe small thinking is safer because there’s less risk of disappointment.
In those moments when you want to believe that, think of 95 year old you. Will that future version of you be happy you played it completely safe or will they only wish they’d done something big when they had the chance?
At the end of the day, big thinking and small thinking achieve the same thing. They give you a life that matches the thinking.
What’s your BIG dream right now? Leave your message below.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!