Imagine you’re in a room full of pre-school kids. Big dreams, endless ideas and creativity with few bounds. Everything seems possible. Now imagine that these same kids grow up, and as they do, they experience disappointment. They experience failure. They encounter obstacles. Everything doesn’t seem possible anymore.
Life is like that. We often have big dreams; dreams of a great job, a loving family, vibrant health and a strong, unwavering faith. Then, once we experience the twists and turns of life, we lower our dreams bit by bit, until eventually, we discard the dreams. We settle. We become complacent.
“Well,” we say, “that wasn’t meant to be, because it didn’t happen according to my plan.” That could be true. It might not happen according to your plan and your timetable, but if you have a dream you are passionate about, don’t bury it! Remember that God gave us free will … have you used that free will to take a step in the direction of your dreams? Maybe that’s what you need to do next.
What could be possible for you? What could be possible in relation to your health? Your relationships? Your career or business? Could you let go of worry? Could you let go of resentment, guilt or shame? How could you make a bigger impact?
Here are some ways to open up to a world of possibilities:
- Pray for guidance
- Get out of your comfort zone; do something that challenges you every day
- Journal (simply start writing in response to the question “What’s possible for me?”)
- Daydream (allow yourself time to think and to dust off your dreams)
- Take a step forward with whatever step is necessary for you (contact that person, commit to that one thing, have the difficult conversation)
Every step creates momentum. You don’t have to know how it is all going to work out, just have faith that it will work out. You do your part by taking the next step, and let God do His part.
“‘If you can?’” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
Everything is Possible is mindset #1 of the 7 Mindsets that lead to happiness, success and fulfillment. Explore The 7 Mindsets in an impactful workshop Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 pm in Fargo. Go to the Professional Development tab for details and to register!