Going after our dreams isn’t always smooth sailing, but then again, nothing worthwhile ever is. Before you can fly, you have to learn how to walk.
When we set our mind on something it can feel exhilarating. However, when doubters come and question our dreams it can bring us down with a thump.
They don’t intentionally stifle us but their underlying words imply “what are you doing with your life?”
It can be hard when we feel we’re not understood, but perhaps the biggest barrier to achieving our dreams is ourselves and our own thought patterns, those nagging doubts that creep back in.
They can be hard to break out of, but when we recognise it we can take steps to change those limiting thoughts.
Take a cue from this guy.
He’s not scared to take a risk.
I don’t think he realised that Captain Cook roasted up a similar type of bird when he landed in Australia back in 1770.
Surround yourself with the right type of people, ones who will support you. Remember “it’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys!”
Following our own path is exciting though some days it can feel like we’re standing still or going backwards.
Maybe we need to be more like an emu, fast, sure footed and long legged!
Did you know emus have only three toes on each foot and they can’t move backwards?
They also have two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and one to keep the dust out, so they must have a lot of hindsight and foresight.
Wish I had that kind of vision!
They aren’t the most attractive bird, but they do say that beauty lies within. We’re all entitled to our bad hair days, aren’t we?
Maybe we need to be more like a kookaburra. They seem to have a light hearted approach to life.Their laughing call is to mark their territory but I always think it sounds like they’ve heard a hilarious joke.
Hearing them always makes me smile.Laughter and smiling, it’s got to be a good tonic on those off colour days.
This kookaburra seems to be having a good day. Still, centred and balanced yet he’s undoubtedly not afraid to step out of his comfort zone.
No bird ever got anywhere by staying put on a branch all day, as tempting as it might be. Take a risk or two.
At some point we have to take a leap that propels us into action.
Taking action summons miracles, whether we believe it or not.
So why do we hesitate?
We grab on to anything, we overthink, we hang on and make excuses, we look to others.
But there comes a time when we have to move …
We just have to go for it.
Small steps, baby steps, it doesn’t matter so long as we’re moving.
Just like these two gulls are doing. They look like they’re on a mission.
I guess we all are, one way or another, and with a little encouragement from those around us, and our own willingness to grow, we’re capable of big things.
We can learn to fly!
I’ll leave the final word to this cheeky chatty magpie who took a shine to us recently while camping in Yackandandah.
I wonder what she’s saying.
Maybe she’s tweeting … “Don’t be afraid. Go after your dreams”
“Appreciate the little things, one day they’ll be the big things”.
Maybe she was singing “Just do it it.” Who knows?
Whatever our fine feathered friends are saying, they have the right idea. They’re flying free and nothing holds them back.
We need to take a cue from them.
Let’s shake off those fears and go for it. Let’s go after our dreams and make them real.
If we can dream it, we can do it.
Wishing you all an inspired dream filled week ahead.
In response to Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bird