By Amanda Goins (Contributor for the Culture of Awareness), Musings on Love, Life and Eternity
Each of us has hopes, dreams, and passions for ourselves as individuals, and for the impact we wish to have upon others and the planet. We all want to shine, and use our gifts to their utmost expression.
We all want to make our mark on the Earth, contribute, and impact others in the most positive and inspiring way we can. Many of us, however, sell ourselves short. We box ourselves in with limitations and obstacles.
Many times the only thing which stands between us, and the achievement of our dreams is action. It may be radical action, the sort which pushes us beyond our limits and far outside of our comfort zone. This is where the adventure begins.
It is easy and comfortable to fall into routine. A certain amount of consistency is good, and may be necessary. However, those who have changed the world; the dreamers, the doers, the freethinkers, and the revolutionaries all have one thing in common.
They have dared to knock down the walls that box them in. They have let go of fear and the concept of limitation, and have summoned the courage to leap forward into the unknown.
I am working on this myself. I am challenging myself daily by clearly defining what I wish to accomplish, as well of bringing into my awareness what I obstacles I push must aside in order to bring what I desire into fruition.
I have learned that it is imperative to let go of fear of change, and the need to always be in control. I am taking steps each day toward what I wish to accomplish.
A good place to start to is to simply brainstorm. However you choose; make a list, start googling ideas, be creative and try paths that you have not approached before. Also, be open, your dreams and goals may change and evolve.
Just keep moving forward. Invest your energy each day in working toward making your life the highest quality for yourself, and toward making yourself the best version of your being.
It is important to remember, even those taking radical action to change themselves and the world need rest. Give yourself plenty of rest and self care.
You simply cannot be the best version of yourself if you are over-extended and exhausted. So rest well, eat well, and spend as much time outdoors as possible. Those things have always worked for me, to reset and refresh.
My wish for you, and each of us, is that we all move forward with radical action to follow our passions. To mold our lives in such a way that we are the happiest and most fulfilled version of ourselves.
When we reach this state, we also evolve into our best form of contribution to society at large, and everyone flourishes. So move forward, with peace and inspiration in your soul, and propel your life in the direction of your dreams.
As always, so much love!