Decide today that you will stop being afraid and start doing that bold, audacious, courageous thing you dream about. Living in fear does nothing but help you to be more afraid. Instead, step up and do the bold thing of your dreams.
Recently I purchased a notebook cover with the words, “Stop Dreaming Start Doing” boldly emblazoned across the cover. I did not need the new notebook cover, but the message drew my eyes and my dollars. I am a person who dreams big and wonderful dreams. I have done this all my life. The first dream I remember was the dream I had when I was five. At that time I dreamed that by the time I was thirty I would be married, have a child and be an attorney. I achieved that dream and then thought, wow, I accomplished that, I should have dreamed bigger. So, I continued to dream big, bold and audacious dreams.
Several years ago, I dreamed of a conference I call the #MakeItWorkRetreat. Several months ago, I did the conference on a small-scale although I dreamed about doing it on a big scale. I am talking about a big, bold, scary scale. I was afraid to go big with the conference. I made up dozens of excuses for why I should keep it small and low-key. It was a nice event, but it could have been a grand, wondrous, bold and audacious thing. But, I talked myself out of going big and bold. Instead, I kept dreaming about #MakeItWorkRetreat. I dreamed about locations, session topics, potential speakers, the great things I would do for attendees. Dreaming about it is not enough though. I need to start doing the work to make the dream a reality. So, I am did that. I stepped out on faith, putting on my fake it until I make it with work dress and did the bold thing. The conference took place in May 2017.
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