Most of the time my blog topics are inspired by some random event that happens during my day, but tonight I have nothing. However, that ‘nothing’ is actually very inspirational. I just had the thought, “Just get started”. Sometimes in life, that is all that it takes; getting started. I will call this blog, “The Art of Getting Started”.
The hardest part of any endeavor in life is getting to the starting line. I always have great intentions, amazing thoughts and incredible aspirations in life, but making the ‘commitment’ to start something big is one thing, actually starting is a whole other ball game.
Artists are dreamers. I paint more paintings in my head than I do on canvas. I write many stories, most of them never find their way to paper. I love to daydream, however, as wonderful and creative as it is to be a dreamer, dreamers don’t get the job done.
I have always attributed success to be connected with action. Most successful people actually worked on something that lead to their success. They may have started off as dreamers, but at one point, they had to get up and make their way to the starting line.
Have you ever heard the saying, “Dreams don’t work unless you do” or thought about the differences between dreams and goals? There is a vast difference between dreams and goals. For starters, dreams will stretch your imagination, but goals will stretch you in ways that will transform the place where you are right now in life. Goals can offer you a future, but dreams are only momentary pleasures.
Sometimes, it only takes one step to change your dreams into a goal. It may take you many years to reach the finish line, but keep in mind, “The journey of thousand miles begins with one step”.
Don’t get me wrong, dreams are wonderful, and entertaining, but also remember, that dreams won’t produce tangible results in your life.
Allow your dreams to inspire you, but try to remember that it is goals that turn dreams into actions, and it takes "actions" to make changes.
So don’t just lay around and wait for something to fall into your lap, get up and start something! It is wonderful to dream, but at one point, you must get up and walk to the starting line.
Have a wonderful week students and friends! I am rooting for you all the ways! Love, Ms. B.