Invest. To commit something of value, in order to gain a return.
We wait for opportune times and perfect opportunities to present themselves. All the while, our dreams are waiting for us to invest in them. Time. Resources. Hope.
I would characterize myself as a dreamer. It's what I've always been. Dreaming up schemes and possibilities. It is second nature to me. I like somebody new, I'm thinking about what our life will look like together. I get apply for a new job, I'm thinking about all the perks and benefits. I find a new hobby, I'm trying to figure out how to make money off of it. That's just me. The dreamer.
What doesn't come second nature to me is the followthrough, the work that it takes to get there.
If you've read past posts, then you know I have a history of starting and not finishing things. I can start blogs and research graduate programs. I can think of ideas for tv shows and YouTube videos. I can write stories and poems all day long. I can think of ways to make passive income and start profitable businesses. Yet, with no investment, these ideas go nowhere, and I the same.
So I decided to invest in myself and my dreams, with my time, my attention, and my diligence.
If you were a kid that wanted to be something new every week, then your parents and siblings probably quickly grew weary with your pronouncements and "big ideas." The first time you stood up and said I'm going to be a doctor they probably smiled lovingly and said something like "you'd make a great doctor." After the 20th job announcement, I'm sure they weren't as reassuring, if they even still paid attention. Now that you're older, it's your job to keep paying attention. You have to be the one to remind yourself that you can be anything you put your mind to. Don't let yourself say it's too late or you're too old.
If you're interested in following your dreams, but you don't know where to start, download the attached worksheet. Take some time to really think about what you want to do and how you can get there. Use this DreamWritePlan Worksheet as a starting place to brainstorm your action plan.