Yesterday was a big deal for me. In the year 2000 I decided to get a book published. I made a goal of 100 rejection letters because Dr. Seuss got 43 for his first story. I wrote numerous children’s book manuscripts and received 32 rejection letters over the years. Then at the beginning of 2016 I started a blog about following your passion. I wrote and posted three mornings a week. At the end of the year I compiled the entries from that journey into a manuscript and created a book. And yesterday I was sent the layout of my book to proofread.
As soon as I saw it I thought, “Is this actually happening? This is my book?” It was surreal.
Then I remembered how it did happen. One word at a time. One blog at a time. One day at a time.
A dream is just a goal without a plan. Once you add action to it, you can figure out which direction to walk in and keep taking steps towards that destination.
What would you do if you thought you couldn’t fail? What is your passion? Can you do one thing today towards making that quest a reality?
The idea of writing a book while staring at a blank page is daunting. But writing a few hundred words a couple days a week is totally doable.
And as Jonas Salk, the researcher who discovered the vaccine for polio, once said, “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”
Always have hope and dare to take action. You can’t change the story of the life you’ve lived. But you can change the ending. Why not start today?