The most direct approach is to start somewhere; almost anywhere. So often we get caught up in what it will take to get to the end, that we are paralyzed before we even begin.
“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” ~ Guillaime Apollinaire
Are you looking for the push, the shove, or the kick in the pants for permission to pursue your dream? Or are you too fearful of even playing with the notion to have a dream? It has been said that the only difference between a dream and a hallucination is the number of people who can see it. What are you seeing or disbelieving?
“Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind’s eye, and you will be drawn toward it.” ~ Napolean Hill
The main character in Robert Pendleton’s book states that she is sick of following her dreams and is just going to ask them where they are going and hook up with them later. Are these the words of someone who is very droll or merely an articulation of her ongoing frustrations? What if she replaced her image from trudging up the mountain to having arrived at the summit? That’s a dramatically different view. What does it feel like now? If you can see yourself achieving the goal, you can then do a “look back” and visualize the preparation necessary to get there. Notice the shift in energy. When you are focused on the positive result or conclusion, you have also summoned up a belief that you can accomplish something that was once a dream.
When you are in transition, you are also in the unenviable position of beginning with a clean slate. • Clarify your vision • Identify your allies • Ask for help!