Dream Baby Dream

The first step in a journey is inspired by a dream. Whether it is a hike, a drive, a redo, a challenge, an expedition into the mind, etc. the adventurer takes off with the intent to accomplish a personal vision.
I love the excitement caused by the anticipation of a journey, whether it is a big one like a trek across Europe or a small one like a drive to the city to collect a piece of long sought-after art, the expectancy is thrilling. Usually I don’t find it difficult to set sail. But I confess, recently I did because the journey that I was about to embark on involved a transformation within myself and my surroundings. I couldn’t take the first step because I didn’t know where to or how to begin.
In my cyber-search for guidance, I stumbled upon Mike Dooley. Here I found the direction I was looking for. I participated in a 30-day free course that focused on how to move your dream forward. I purchased a notebook and logged on to each short, self-directed session every day. At the end of the 30 days I had a notebook filled with storyboard pictures, subject notes, inspirational quotes, personal to do lists and a cyber-community of “friends” that helped motivate me to create my own roadmap to success.
Today I am a different person than the person I was a year ago. I transformed a former guest bedroom into a DIY home office and meditation room and presently, I am sitting at the desk that is nestled in a corner of the room writing this blog and cyber-searching new business ventures. Where did my journey take me? It took me to places unknown full of discovery within myself, my relationships, my career, and the intimate world around me.
I didn’t go it alone. Two masters help to inspire me along the way. The first, the Master of the Universe in these words, “Take courage, do not fear, start a new life tomorrow; put the old mistakes away, and start anew unburdened, no anxiety, no worry, be glad, be thankful.”
The second, The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, “Dream, baby, dream, dream baby dream, we got to keep the light burning, we got to keep the fire burning, we got to keep the light burning, come on and dream on dream baby dream.”
We are never too old, too settled, or too down to dream, so put on your backpack, pick up your walking stick and tread on. We’re all in this…. together.

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