Your Dream, Your Opinion… Your Guiding Light

Fotolia_35956847_Subscription_XXLWe all have dreams.  Perhaps we don’t know exactly how to make them happen… but we know what we want.  If you are working on yours there is bound to be someone who wants to tell you what you “should” be doing.  From a passing comment to an intense tongue lashing and everything in between… everyone has an opinion about what you should or shouldn’t do.  In the end though remember that this is YOUR dream.

When I first started writing it was all about focusing on the positive aspects of life.  I didn’t know much about “what” I was doing but I did know what I wanted.  I wanted to share positive messages and inspiration because I believe they far out number the negative ones. If we spread the positivity far and wide we can drown out the negativity.

Along this journey though I’ve been lectured to by self-professed gurus, chastised because support and inspiration don’t pay the bills and then berated for wanting to make a living from doing this… what I love to do.   You may have experienced similar encounters along your journey too.

There is no one else who has ever had your exact dream.  Sure there  similarities. It is however your vision and your commitment that makes your dream your own. Anyone else’s opinions or advice are just that… theirs.  Take it for what it’s worth to you.  If it does nothing more than stress you out or have you feeling bad about yourself, dump it.

Remember always that your dream is your responsibility, your gift to yourself and the world… and the reason why you are here, on earth, right now.  Everyone else is here for their dreams too… not for yours.   Stand up for your dreams and  make sure your opinion remains your guiding light!


On a personal note…

It’s taken me 3 years, partnering with other positive people, inspirational visionaries and the encouragement from everyone who keeps Simple Steps in their tool box… to move my dream into reality.  In March I’ll launch Simple Steps Real Change Magazine which provides practical advice for real life from a new generation of inspirational leaders. Thank you for being my inspiration!  With love, Cheryl 


4 thoughts on “Your Dream, Your Opinion… Your Guiding Light

  1. Two hours ago I have been told : “Eventually you will go to an office in the morning as everyone else does.”

    Though I am sure of the immensity of the dream I have and the strength of my passion…
    Though I made a promise, a promise that consists of living the moment and leaving fear and doubt…
    Though I am working on the pillars of the inner Self and nourishing it…
    Though I feel my identity in the secret existence of the Self…

    …My whole body echoed the soreness of the desperate soul, the misery revealed to my spirit and the grief that ripped out my heart.

    And the questions beneath the silent screams received this article as the answer.

    I have a Dream. No. Even more than a dream. I have a Passion. And this is my light. My secret light until it is strong enough to be revealed. Me secret world until it is wide enough to carry in its heart not only the Self but also the creations of the Self.

    Thank you for this article.
    The world needs to know… to understand… to discover what’s inside a human’s life and not only what’s out there. Not only what’s holding him to the ground, but also what’s holding his inner parts together.

    1. Alexandra, First… thank you for writing! I was having a very similar experience as you the day that I wrote this… I am so glad to hear that you are pursuing your dream even if it is in secret until you are strong enough to share it. Most recently I’ve listened to so many inspirational leaders who believe that doing so it a strength all it’s own! You give yourself the gift of building up your confidence and resolve…. which so many people try to whittle away at especially when they are insecure. I applaud you and your dreams and am excited to hear more about them when you decide to share! Congratulations!
      Much love, Cheryl

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