I can remember sitting beside my grandmother, day in and day out, talking to her about things that I wanted. As a 9 year old girl, I certainly didn't know anything about visualizing and affirming. I just knew that I wanted something more and when I talked to my grandmother, she would allow me to make-believe and daydream out loud. She never discouraged me. In fact, she encouraged me to dream even bigger. She told me (and I can still hear her voice in my mind), "Gal, you are going to have everything you are talking about and more."
And sure enough, some of those things came true...a loving husband, 4 wonderful children and a very comfortable life. But then things hit a status quo. What happened? I stopped dreaming! I no longer visualized or affirmed what I wanted. My beloved grandmother was no longer around for me to talk to about my dreams and goals. So, I stopped dreaming. I hit a wall and didn't realize that I had become comfortable with my life and had ceased dreaming.
Don't get me wrong, there were things that I wanted and places that I wanted to go. But, I had stopped following certain "laws"...laws that had enabled 9 year old Harriett's dreams to become a reality.
Even after a successful career and having raised 4 successful children, I realized that I had more to give and more dreams in me. I just hadn't verbalized them, not to myself or anyone for that matter. It seems that my visualizing and affirming stopped when I lost my grandmother.
My challenge now is what to do. I'm 68 years old and I realize that I have been searching for a long time...there's a churning inside me. I have halfheartedly tried to quench it, but nothing happens when only half of your heart is in it. Despite this, something tells me that God has something for me to do. I believe He has put this churning in my soul and will guide me.
I am on a new journey...a journey to rekindle my ability to dream again. A journey where I will follow the "laws" that will turn my dreams into reality. I no longer have my grandmother to listen to my dreams, but I have a burning desire to do something more.
So, I guess you are wondering or asking, "So what? How does this apply to me? Well, I would bet (If I were a betting person), that you have wondered at one time or another, how you can begin to dream again and turn your dreams into reality. Well, hang in there. I have learned a lot and continue to learn. I am going to share this with you. YES! Your dreams can come true...if you are willing to follow the "laws" of success.
Some people follow others on their weight loss journey. I hope you will follow me on my journey to success and apply the "laws" of success to your life. Let's step out on faith, let's dream big dreams and turn them into reality.
Where there is no vision, the people perish...Proverbs 29:18