Of dreams not pursued & other Gems

I received a new email this morning from Goodlife Zen about Izzy who was an educator but wanted to become a… wait for it… a NINJA!

Yes, a damn Ninja, of all the things that an educator might want to become.

The linked article is “how to embrace uncertainty in the pursuit of a dream” and starts as follows:

“Do you have a dream?

There are those moments in time when you can see it, feel it, and for a short moment you live it.

But then you come back to reality. You feel the doubts, the insecurity. The mind starts shelling out questions:
What about money?
What will your friends say?
What about your career?
What if you fail?

It’s scary, overwhelming. You want to do it, to go for it.

Sometimes you even swear “This is it!” but then the doubts start creeping.
I can’t do it.
It’s not realistic.
Focus on your career.

So with all this on your mind, you choose to wait. But there is a problem: As long as you keep choosing to wait, you will never move forward with your dream…”

Read the full article here and visit Izzy’s site where you can see what he calls “14 Ridiculous Pictures” like the one below.

Now if you have read this far and looked at Izzy above, then please continue because I have a few more gems courtesy of other inspirational folk.

One of my favourites is “If Not Now, When & If Not You, Who?” by Dr. Cindy Solliday-McRoy who says:

“Consider this your wake-up call. I’m here to remind you. This is your one shot at your life. It isn’t a dress rehearsal. There won’t be another show. You are here-and-now, by a special one time only, limited engagement. This is it! The one and only unique expression of YOU, you are ever going to get. What a great “present!” You don’t want to miss it! So, go ahead! Open it up. Look inside! Think to yourself: If not now when and if not you who? Carpe Diem!”

Read the full article here.

Michael Josephson’s “what will matter” is another favourite of mine.

Link to Michael Josephson (image above) here.

And if you are still hungry for more; check-out my previous post “The ultimate personal growth guide” where you will find “The ultimate personal growth guide” by Goodlife Zen.

Wishing all a splendid new work week during which time you will continue pursuing your dreams or at least start taking them more seriously.

Image above courtesy of Andy Carr.

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8 thoughts on “Of dreams not pursued & other Gems”

  1. Andrew thanks for taking the time to share this story with your readers :). I feel humbled by this. Also I’m stoked that you enjoyed the pictures on my site.

    Thanks man :).

  2. Dreams have a way of taking us down a different road. All you need is a good pair of shoes… So many times I have spent too much time in preparation and then find the road has moved on! Excellent post – as usual! And Izzy – have fun on your adventure …

  3. Thoroughly enjoyed your post and your links to the insights as well. Really got me thinking, which was the whole point, right!! Thanks so much for the share.

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