172. The Birth of a Dream

On this mother's day, I want to remind you that you don't have to be a mother to give birth. Inside of us are unfulfilled dreams, dreams we've had since childhood, and there comes a time when we must move past the conception of our vision to the full-fledged manifestation of reality. 

Your dream is something that takes time to grow and build. From the beginning, there's a developmental phase where your vision takes shape and form inside of your mind, heart, and the depths of your spirit. If your dream does not become real to you, it will not thrive.

I repeat, if your dream does not become real to you, if you treat it lightly and don't put the work in it will not thrive. 

The developmental phase of your business is the process of making a commitment to your goals so that you can see your dream come to life. It's a promise to nurture it and feed it with action and positivity. 

The next phase is the interesting part. It's a part I heard Joyce Meyer describe at a conference in Houston a couple years ago. She said something to the effect of right before we take that leap of faith and begin living out our dream, there will be discomfort. Like a woman who's been carrying a child for 9 months, there will be some pains, pressures, and fatigue. But before you know it, it'll be time to push. 

I repeat, you must push your dream out of you.

It won't always feel good. It won't always be easy. You won't have everybody you thought you would at your side. The process can seem scary, especially if your dream is a major shift in your life like leaving a comfortable 9-5 for independence. 

But, like Joyce Meyer said, through all of the pain, heartache and uncertainty, the moment your dream becomes realized and you begin walking in it, you will look at your life and say that everything you went through was worth it. Yes, you have to raise it, put time, effort, and energy into every goal you set, but just know that in the end it's worth it. It's worth living a life you were designed to live.

Remember to give birth to your dream. The process won't be easy, but it'll be worthwhile in the end.