Several years ago, at a time of an important transition – I was looking for a couple of pieces of inexpensive furniture. At the local art co-op, I found a table with tall, spindly legs painted in delicate purple colors. The tag on it said Walks Tall Table. I liked the sound of it! The name made me feel better. When I opened the drawer – I saw this message – Live Your Dreams, Love Your Life.
At that moment, I was thinking of leaving my partner. The relationship had become abusive. I was afraid of what might happen if I left. But in that moment – looking at that message, I knew that I had to leave and I got the courage and confidence to do so. The desk and I moved into an apartment and I started a new life. It was hard and lonely and I was afraid many times, but that step led me toward living my dream of becoming a writer.
Are you facing challenges? What would your life look like if you were living your dreams?
If you are afraid to even think that way, you might try an exercise called “I might…” When you are thinking about making a change in your life, it might feel like too much of a leap to say or write something so declarative as – I will leave my relationship, I will quit my job, I will start to paint. You can begin a sentence with “I might…” and then see what happens. It is not so scary to write “I might leave, I might quit, I might try to paint.” If you considering a major life change – give it a try and see if “I might” gives you permission to begin to think about changing your life, living your dreams, and loving your life. “I might” can lead to “I could” which can lead to “I will.” You may find your confidence and swagger growing witCindy
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