“There’s always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don’t just dream.”~Dan Gable
My last blog post was about taking the leap, carpe diem, making it happen, and checking off the bucket list–sooner rather than later. I wrote it appropriately on Leap Day and my intention was to encourage others to begin doing the things they dream of doing. I received several comments about it being inspiring, so I felt like it was a successful post. Now, I wasn’t talking about reckless abandonment; I fully believe in living within your means, at least most of the time. I suggested baby steps towards more wholehearted living and fulfillment of goals and dreams. I hope that post helped someone who needed to hear what I wrote. I know at least one person was moved to action: Me.
I realized a few days afterwards, that I wrote this post for me, as well. I needed to hear it again. Subconsciously, I wrote it knowing that it was time for me to take a leap of faith. And so I did. I promptly signed up for a weekend meditation workshop with an esteemed teacher that I have wanted to study with for years! Then, and here’s the practical part of it all, I figured out a way to pay for it. I’ll pick up more work shifts, I’ll add more yoga clients, I’ll purchase less books, and I’ll have to give up some precious leisure time to do so. I won’t regret it a bit, it will be worth it to study with Sally Kempton at a weekend retreat.
Why do I write? Because sometimes I need to put down on paper all of the thoughts in my head, just so I can make sense of it all. I write to know what I need, what is best for me, and how to understand what I’m feeling. Words are powerful, and yes, actions may speak louder, but sometimes actions need a little push from words to take the leap. At least that’s how it works for me. Let me know what you’ve decided to turn into action.