Is Your Dream Really Too Big?
I was facing a series of doubts lately, wondering whether I'm on the right path or doing the right things. Whether I'm doing justice or bring pride to the Universe, whether I'm doing enough. And while doubts can be pretty depressing, at the same time, it make me question and trying to see things on a different perspective. Mainly, I'm being pulled in different areas because of thoughts about money, journey, relationships.
While I'm very lucky to have many good trustworthy friends that gives me warm heartfelt advice in times when I'm down, sometimes I notice even the Universe gives me words of encouragement through other mediums.
I have always been watching light comedy or even meaningful shows these days, mainly cos when I'm weaving my Energycatcher, my energy and thoughts have to be right. And I found them through my series of Korean comedy shows. Just yesterday, there were some meaningful words shared through one episode, that somehow rings through and myself relating to some of the advice. I found solace and confidence, and reaffirmation within on this journey. And I would like to share them with you:
"𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡, 𝑖𝑡 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛. 𝐼𝑡'𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑. 𝐸𝑓𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑢𝑠 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛, 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑝ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦. 𝐻𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑖𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ, 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡. 𝐼 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑖𝑡ℎ. 𝐷𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑦. 𝐵𝑒 𝑎𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛."
"𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑤𝑒 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑢𝑝 𝑎 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚, 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠𝑛'𝑡 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑏𝑖𝑔. 𝐼𝑡'𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑛'𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑑𝑜 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦. 𝑀𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑖𝑔 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑛'𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑏𝑖𝑔 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚. 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑎𝑠𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢. 𝐷𝑜𝑛'𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛'𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑛𝑜𝑤. 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚? 𝑅𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑛𝑜𝑤. 𝐷𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡. 𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡, 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑑, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛'𝑡 𝑛𝑜𝑤. 𝐼 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢'𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡. 𝐷𝑜𝑛'𝑡 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑡."
"𝐼 𝑑𝑒𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑖𝑡'𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑒. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝐼 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛'𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑖𝑡. 𝐼𝑓 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟. 𝐻𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑠, 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒'𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛'𝑡 𝑏𝑢𝑦 𝑎 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛'𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛'𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡.𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠. 𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑜𝑛 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠, 𝐼 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑎 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒. 𝑇𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑠. 𝐻𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 (𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡) 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑛'𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝐷𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑖𝑡. 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑦."
Many of us gives up halfway through the journey because it is hard. Hard when you don't get the support you need. Hard when you need to survive. However when we look back, we are filled with regrets - on things we left and on things we felt we could have done better. And if you think of it, it is true on this - would you rather be in pain now to push through the journey, or would you rather be in pain for losing what you want from the journey? And also, we tend to question what we are doing now - whether it's enough, whether it's wasted. Then before we proceed, we stomp on our dreams and beliefs by saying "I could never do that, I can't make it" before doing the grounding works to even get there. And even opportunity comes along, we will just leave it as we are not even ready, without the basic or the skill.
So ask yourself today, is your dream really is too big and un-achievable or you are too afraid to even take that first step into building your skill from the ground up? I hope this will give you much thought to ponder, and strength to take that first step into paving your goals/dreams into reality.