The Big Dream

Beach palm trees and ocean painting

“The Big Dream”

Standing
On golden sand
Looking out upon the vast
Ready to ride. Ready to live.
The dream

The sun is setting as you stand at the shore gazing into the infinite source. You can see your vision clearly. You know that you are the director of your own story and you are ready to ride your wave.

You remember all the hard work it has taken you to arrive at this shore. It certainly wasn’t easy! You started with a big idea and no money. But you had your imagination and the faith to carry your vision and dream into a reality.

Your struggles and hard effort reminds you of another story that you once heard…

A young lady was trying on some pants. She looked at herself in the mirror and hated how her pantyhose made her look and feel. She thought of other possibilities, like ladies’ shapers, but thought they would be too thick and uncomfortable. So she decided to cut off the legs off of a pair of pantyhose and put the pants back on. She felt amazing and loved how she looked!

Suddenly, she had a flash of inspiration. She created her vision in her mind and took action. Through shear will, persistence, and lots of faith, Sarah did her own market research, found her own supplier, and did the hard work that was required to create her vision, her big dream. The result: Spanx, an extremely popular brand of body-slimming women’s undergarments.

Today Sarah Blakely is a billionaire. But she stays humble, grateful, now inspires millions of people around the world to have the courage to go after their dreams in life.

And just like Sarah Blakely, if she can do it, so can you!

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”
~ Sarah Blakely

No one has exclusivity to dream, to create, and to imagine the limitless possibilities in life. You have the power within to fulfill any dreams you hold in your mind. You only need to take action and have the courage to see it through.

All of this is going through your mind as you stand at the shore, ready to paddle out and  become the person you are meant to be. This wave is yours!

*If you know someone who could use a “Midweek Motivation,” please share.

Live, to Love Life!
~ Brad Rhoades

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