Ever wonder why you can’t get what you want out of today? Sometimes, things don’t go your way, you might feel like you are constantly hitting a wall, like you are never going to reach that goal or achieve your dream. The reality is, even though the timeline isn’t always what you thought, if you persist and work towards it, Lord willing, eventually it will happen! That’s how I felt last week after my performance in the Half Ironman race in Tremblant.
Forever, I have had this dream of living by the water. Having a peaceful home in the country and being able to stare at a lake. I can remember a good 10 years ago telling my friends that one day I would own a property on a lake. It took a long time to happen, but last year that dream finally came true.
The first place to start with a dream is to learn how to flirt with that dream. You need to cultivate the idea and massage it. I often visualized the dream. For my lakefront dream, I would often take drives down country roads to check out lakefront properties, I researched different areas online, I would buy cottage magazines to check out different lake fronts. I spent time making sure the dream stayed alive, even though I knew it wasn’t for right now.
I also had a plan, I had decided to budget my finances a certain way so that eventually this property wouldn’t just magically get paid. We had resources put aside every month and I was ok waiting for the dream because I knew that one day it would happen. You see, you need to get your words to match your actions. You can say all you want about wanting something but eventually your wants need to move into actions. That means a plan to actually start moving towards the dream.
Finally, as I pointed out from the beginning, don’t worry about the timeline. Things don’t always happen when we want but if we are consistent with our actions, eventually something great will happen. In our office we have a huge Canada flag that flew on the Parliament buildings. It is enormous and very impressive. We waited 11 years to get it. All we did was put our name on a list and with time we knew that eventually we would get it. Now the waiting list for the flag is over 50 years. But what if I told you that you could have an amazing flag and all you had to do was put your name on a list and wait? I have told so many people about it and almost everyone said to me, I don’t see the point. I don’t really want to wait 50 years. But that is small thinking. In 50 years you could have an awesome gift to pass on to future generations.
You are where you are right now, but dream big! Tomorrow is another day and I’ll see you in 50 years with a big giant flag!
Happy Canada day!