Make no mistake about it, unless you’re one of a very lucky few in the world, chances are you’re going to find yourself in a situation you never imagined yourself to be in. Life has a way of taking you and putting you somewhere you never thought you could ever find yourself, especially when it comes to your career path.
A young lady who went to college, coming out of it with a BSc Degree in Geology probably thought she’d be working out in the field, prospecting for valuable minerals to be mined and yet somehow she finds herself working in an office, staring at the computer screen each day analysing numbers. What about the young lad who also studied Geology and yet somehow he finds himself reporting the news for a national public television station?
The latter is probably a more positive development stemming from the completely different path life seems to have in store for each and every one of us, while the former is perhaps more of a negative way in which this plays out. Either way, the bottom line is life is not going to hand you your dream – you have to be the one to reach out and try and grab it, time and time again.
I can go on about so many other examples of people landing up in roles which are totally different from what they could have ever imagined themselves to be involved in, but the gist of the matter is that what appears to be this normal path life has for each of us has us collectively resigning to it and accepting it for what it is.
This is not how it should be – you have to find a way to live out your dreams, or die trying!
I’m not suggesting you go out and be completely reckless with your life, but rather that you open your eyes to the reality that you ARE ALREADY DYING! Each and every one of us started dying from the day we were born, so you might as well go out with a bang when your time to depart this earth eventually comes.
If you’re forty years old and you had an Olympic dream which perhaps involved something like playing football, of course it’s impractical to think that you can make that come true, but dreams live on in different forms and it’s okay for them to change. There aren’t any forty year old footballers who play professionally (actually, there are, but that’s a story for another day), but there are professional archers who compete at the Olympics, aren’t there?
This is just one of many examples of what you need to do in order to reach out and find a way to live out your dream. Look at it from every possible angle. In my own personal capacity, I’m most definitely living out my dream by merely operating this here very blog that you’re on right now!
Ask the universe for what you want and keep asking through actions you take…