What is your dream job? Where would you love to live/holiday/explore?
Are you there at the moment? If not, why not? When I left my safe, mind-numbingly boring administration job a couple of months ago I was constantly told how brave I was. I don’t think it has anything to do with bravery – I was scared. I was scared that if I didn’t do something NOW, that I would wake up in years, decades even, and nothing would have changed. I would have missed out on doing what I wanted with the short time I have.
The truth is that we can all go ahead and at least give our dreams a go. Give them a chance to become reality, but we’re scared that we might fail. Yeah, we might. But isn’t it better to know that you gave it a go?
The thing that most often holds people back is a fear that they won’t be able to afford their rent or food. Really, it’s about throwing away some of that pride you are holding onto for dear life. Worst comes to worst, you can work weekends in hospitality until your finances start to come together. You could move back home if that’s an option. There is always a way to make things happen, but you have to want it pretty badly.
The way I see 2011 is that this year will be a struggle, but a necessary one. If I can make it through this year, sacrificing some of the creature comforts I once adored, then I will be able to enjoy 2012 – doing what I love. I will be able to stop working like a crazy person on the weekends, my credit card will look healthier and I will have the freedom that I desire.
Tell me your dream and the reasons you haven’t put your plan into action – I’d love to hear about it!