Monday, July 24, 2006
Do What You Can
Stop waiting for your train to arrive. Stop waiting for your courage to arrive. Stop waiting. Stop waiting. Stop waiting. If there is a dream you harbor for yourself, a fantasy you wish to fulfill, a goal you long to achieve, follow the advice of Teddy Roosevelt and do what you can, with what you have, right where you are. Stop waiting for the perfect circumstance, the right amount of money or a break in your schedule. None of these will come. They will all elude you until you take your dream in hand and start something. Anything. Take the smallest part of your dream for yourself and just do it.
If you dream of being a pastry chef, start baking. If you dream of being an author, start writing. If you dream of rescuing animals, rescue one. If you dream of saving the world, save yourself. It doesn't matter if you start small, even miniscule, compared to what you hope to achieve. What matters is the starting.
The Universe responds to the intention and the energy you send out when you take action on behalf of your dream. The response at first will be small. Keep baking. The response will grow in proportion to the energy you invest. Keep writing. Keep rescuing. Keep saving.
Momentum will build. Courage will build. Connections will build.
Keep your energy and your intention focused on your dream and what you have, right where you are will be enough. It will be enough for your dream-train to arrive in perfect time.