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I share this little story about me, with you in the hope that it will INSPIRE you to be brave:) Do what you love!!!
So, what’s this story of mine got to do with my ‘brand’ : trulymadlydeeply happy. (oh how I hate that word… BRAND …what’s that all about, aren’t’ we all just people sharing what we know?) OK. I know we have to have a brand. But still.
If I have to have one, then this is mine : TrulyMadlyDeeply Happy, because if you’re following your dreams, that’s you best chance to become just that….
‘This story is about YOU’, you might say! ‘How’s that going to make me feel happy? Stop strutting your stuff about following your dreams because that makes me feel bad because I haven’t done this you egotistical bastard! It doesn’t work!’
You might not have even thought that. My ego mind is working overtime. You might be excited reading this. Anyway. Nope. That’s not why I’m sharing this… I’m sharing it to say, ‘If I can do it, little me with past anxiety problems, self doubt, growing up in an environment where the ‘We Shouldn’t Be Too Big for our Boots’, and the ‘Let’s be Realistic’ models entrenched in my DNA…. THEN YOU CAN TOO! So, here’s my little story of what happened today.
I am de-cluttering.
I happened upon this old script that I wrote 25 years ago. I’d just arrived back in Australia, sans husband, with two precious children in my care. ‘Safety’ was in my DNA. ‘Unconfident’ was my middle name. ‘Be Realistic’ was my mantra. But despite ALL of that, my passion was to be a writer. Guess what won:)
STOP PRESS! This is not a ‘wanna be writer’ website. It doesn’t matter what you want to choose for your life. It’s all the same. So, back to the story.
I wanted to be a writer. I dreamed about it. I imagined what that would feel like. I WANTED it. So, what did I do?
I just did it.
Whatever that thing is, whatever the first step you have to take, there’s two choices in my mind.
1. Just do it and be prepared to cringe at some later stage.
2. Don’t do anything.
The good thing about Number 1 is that wonderful feeling that you get when think, ‘If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now’:) So, If I hadn’t written this very bad script, then I wouldn’t have produced the next 20 scripts which provided a roof over the heads, and food on the table for the people I love most in the world. Me and my two children.
If I hadn’t done that, I really don’t know what would have happened. It probably would have been ok. But I’m glad I made that choice… albeit it’s had many twists and turns. But I’m still writing, I’m still committed to inspiring you to do what you love, even though I didn’t know at that time that this would be my life’s journey.
Anyway! Back to that very bad script that got me started 🙂
Here is the character I created: The Dream Maker, strutting his stuff: (set it to your own musical track) ha!
‘I’ve got a dream, you’ve got a dream, zipperty-zapperty, that’s that
Some grow big, and some fall flat, zipperty-zapperty, that’s that
I can make your dreams come true, zipperty-zapperty, zipperty zoo
I’m the voice inside of you, zipperty zapperty zoo!
SPOKEN (with mysterious intent!) : I am the Dreammaker, I make your dreams come true,
I am the voice inside of you. Listen very carefully to what I say to you….
It doesn’t matter what you think,
It doesn’t matter what you say,
Doesn’t matter what you think, doesn’t matter what you say,
It just matters very much what you do TODAY….
It’s funny isn’t it. If I’d believe in myself, FULLY-back then, my life would probably have been very different. These days, I live it. It’s a process to truly believe in yourself.
I’d love to shortcut that for you! Just do what that thing is that keeps knocking on your door. Just do it. It will be O.K. EFT tapping is a wonderful way to easily break through the blocks that stop you.
Please let me know where you’re up to! Where are you up to on this journey through the planet? I love to hear your thoughts!