As I was thinking of today’s word, I had a colleague at work ask me how my challenge was going. (He actually asks daily) We were talking about my intentions for the day and how I wanted to use the challenge to not only improve wellness and health of the body, but also of the mind. This challenge is something I thought up of on a whim, i did jot plan for it, nor did I know what I was doing. Everything just came to me and I went with the flow.
One of the things I noticed I had trouble with in the beginning of the challenge was spreading the word. I have a hard time explaining new projects I am working on or thinking of doing. Part of it has to do with my obsession of keeping things secret and low key. The other part is, if I keep it to myself, no one can find out if I’ve failed or not. I’ve realized that keeping my dreams and aspirations to myself can actually be detrimental. Only because when it IS time for me to talk about it, I have trouble articulating my idea or plan. It comes off unsure and poorly executed sometimes. With that being said, I’ve used this challenge as sort of a practice to consistently put my ideas and goals out there. To tell people about my plans and dreams. With all that being said, I found that this quote my colleague sugegested fit perfectly!
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else” – Erma Bombeck
I’m not sure if I am the only one who keeps my dreams to myself, but I’ve come to the conclusion that for ME, it stops today. I hope today’s quote inspires someone to share their dreams. Lets speak them into existence!