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Walking The Walk To Your Dreams

February 22, 2011

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

~ Buddha

We all have Goals and Dreams. There are many individual roads to get to them.  When you first set off on the journey towards your dreams, things might seem unfamiliar and even foreboding but all it takes is a little preparation and you will be well on your way.  The most important part of the journey is the decision to Act in the first place.

Action in theory sounds easy but taking that first step can be hard. All of our fears seem to surface at once and try to talk us out of doing any moving or changing.

Unfortunately, many of us don’t ever get past this crucial point. We allow our fear of change and self-doubt to beat us back down into our subordinate positions and accept defeat.

For those of us who do manage to temporary conquer the inner voices of chaos and defeat, we can soar high above all the negative self talk and trepidation and start to walk the walk.

With that first step you have set the wheels in motion for creating the future you desire but that doesn’t mean its smooth sailing from here. The initial step may be the hardest for most people but don’t fool yourself into thinking that there will be no other difficulties on your way.


I like to look at obstacles as  the universe testing us to see just how badly we want something. When this test comes along many people give up their dreams without ever realizing that success was just around the corner.

Hurdles in the horizon can come in all shapes and form as we walk forward towards what we want. One minute we are walking straight to the destination and the next we’ve detoured over a mountain and are facing the wrong way.  At this point many of us start to wonder if the path we have chosen has been a mistake. Negativity and anxiety soon set in and everything we have worked so hard to attain is close to being abandoned.

The only other thing to remember when faced with serious doubt is  NEVER GIVE UP

As long as your following your dreams and are being true to yourself you will succeed.

NEVER GIVE UP because you think all the hindrances on your path is a sign that you are travelling down the wrong one. Instead, look at these obstacles as a specific lesson that you are meant to learn at this point and time on your journey.

Bring Along

In order to keep unnecessary road blocks at bay on your adventure, packing certain key ingredients is a must. By making sure you have these along for the ride you will be assured to not only make it to where you are going but also enjoy the experience along the way. The things that you should bring along or acquire along the  way are:

  • Positivity. Your attitude has the ability to make or break you.
  • Inner Strength. The more you achieve and conquer on your way the more you will see just how strong you really are.
  • Sense of Humor. Taking life too seriously only hurts You in the end. Laughter heals and encourages good energy.
  • Focus. Don’t ever lose sight of what it is you want and where you are headed. This focus is what will get you to the final destination.
  • Love. Surround yourself with positive people who motivate and encourage you.
  • Passion. This is the fuel that will keep you going on your journey and may open doors that you didn’t realize existed.
  • The Present. Enjoy each moment along the way by truly seeing and enjoying what is around you at every step.

Leave Behind

Finally, like any other trip some times we just pack too much. The following are things you are better off leaving behind.

  • Self Doubt.
  • Fear.
  • Pessimism.
  • Negative People.
  • Laziness.
  • Boredom.

Walking the walk is never easy and never will be. It requires sheer determination and a need to follow your inner light.  By integrating the above into your life whether at the beginning or end of a  journey will help make every day a success.

What are your Dreams and What are you doing to Achieve them?

What are the essentials You are bringing along with You? What are You leaving behind?

For those of  You who have already made it to one of your Dreams what lessons did You learn?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. mythgirl permalink
    February 23, 2011 06:37

    This is a beautiful post!! Pleased to meet you. Look forward to chatting on Twitter. @myth_girl

    • February 23, 2011 09:31

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      I love meeting fellow dreamers and doers and look forward to chatting with you too.


  2. February 24, 2011 12:44

    Hi Jess.

    I forgot to pack the SENSE OF HUMOUR and the POSITIVITY, but that’s ok because I found them along the way.

    Sometimes we get so tired and our motivation all but vanishes, then those SELF DOUBTS and PESSIMISM creep back into our journey and we temporarily lose sight of our goal.
    It is at this time that we need to pull out our FOCUS and start looking at the “little picture” and back onto the “big picture” which is – why am I really doing this?

    Then with that “never give up” determination and a “kick in the pants” act now, we take another step and another and before long PASSION takes over and momentum returns.

    Thanks for your clever post, I really enjoyed it.

    • February 24, 2011 13:23

      Thanks for stopping by David 🙂

      It is easy to get disillusioned on any path and it really takes strength to stay on course.

      Our determination to make our dreams a reality is clear sign of how truly we want something. Speaking of my experience, I went through hell and back to have the opportunity to live and set up a business in Greece.

      I was discouraged and not really having a lot of fun along the way until it dawned on me that I had the power to stop or keep going. No one was making me do this. By asking myself some serious questions, I knew I was fighting for a way of life that I needed to make a reality and so I kept on going but enjoying the road much more this time 😀

      Now when I look back I see the lessons I’ve learned and can apply them to the present when things get tough. But like I always mention, laughing definitely has to be a part of the journey.


  3. March 15, 2011 13:35

    Love this post Jess – this is my first visit to your site and it’s lovely! What an amazing way of life you’ve created! I particularly identified with your analogy of walking towards a mountain then suddenly finding yourself facing the other way… it can be hard not to get discouraged at that point. But as they say, if it were easy, everyone would be doing it 🙂

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