Listen, I know that life is hard sometimes and the to-do list feels longer than the West Nile. We have responsibilities and bills and consequences that simply just need to be taken care of. There are not unlimited hours and space to look into the air and think again, “Now what was the dream?”
In fact, most often we are straight-up overwhelmed by the thought of having or pursuing any dream. You know when you look at it and it seems so big and your to do list is already overwhelming you and you think, “how in the world are you supposed to do both?”
And I think what so many people forget is that dreams were not made to be overwhelming and likely if you are feeling overwhelmed, it is not because of a dream but a lack of one. Somehow, somewhere you are living out of a reality that you don’t really want. Maybe you are working a job you hate or putting hours into things you don’t really care about and friend, that is exhausting.
It exhausting to do things that drain you. It is exhausting to do things that don’t make you come alive on the inside.
You were made to feel alive. You were made to feel like you are on fire with purpose. You were made to design a life that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning because you’re just that excited to live this life with everything you are.
And so it comes down to really connecting with your own heart and examining where you’re investing your heart and your life and whether that is something you want. It is about taking steps and making movement in your life towards the future you’re really after. It can be as big as quitting a job to as small as writing a post it note that says, “you can do this.”
You were made for a beautiful, generous, extravagant, glorious life. Don’t settle for anything less.