I have a Dream

Today is Martin Luther King Day in America.

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 For those of us who don’t live in America, or should I say for me, Martin Luther King evokes a man who had a dream. A dream that meant that less than 50 years later, a man who would not have been eligible to vote on the day he was born (Barack Obama) became the 44th President of the United States.

 

Here in the UK, today is known as Blue Monday;

Christmas is over, people are broke and beginning to remember that New Year’s Day is just a day and life has gone back to what it was before the holiday season.

And that makes people a bit depressed.

Apparently.

But to me, it’s freeing. We’re free from the mental shackles of New Year’s Resolutions and expectations of a miraculously different life and we’re free to sit back and look at what it is that we want to be doing with our lives. We’re free to examine our goals and make sure they are congruent with who we are and where we want to find ourselves. And we’re free to do this without the added pressure of Christmas and New Year and all the stuff that comes with it.

We’re free to decide once and for all that this will be the last Blue Monday (if you’re feeling blue) because today is the day you’re going to declare that

‘I have a dream.’

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Today you can declare that you’re no longer going to tell yourself that it’s too late to pursue your dream. You may have had other priorities to attend to but now you’re at an age where the children have grown up and left, or you’ve paid off your mortgage, so you don’t have to be in a job that you don’t enjoy and you’re free to go after your dream.

Today you can declare that you’re no longer going to tell yourself that you shouldn’t want to do what it is you’ve been dreaming of doing because you’re too old. Because you know that’s not true. Social media is frequently showing pictures and videos of people doing things they ‘shouldn’t be able to’ later in life.

Today you can declare that you’re no longer going to kid yourself that you don’t know what you want. You know what you want, you’re just scared that it’s not achievable so you don’t allow yourself to know.

Today you can declare that you’re no longer afraid that the people around you won’t understand so it’s best not to rock the boat. It’s your life, it’s your boat so why not rock it.

I suspect you’ve read this far because you know that now is the time for you to take that step out of your comfort zone and into unknown territory where you can learn and grow into the person you were always meant to be.

You’ve read this far because you’re ready to take the first step, you just may not know what that is.

Well guess what?

I have a dream.

That every man and woman in and approaching mid-life will allow themselves to know that:

·        adventure is not just reserved for the young

·        change starts with just one step

·        true courage is acting in spite of fear

·        mid-life is a beginning not the beginning of the end

 

I have a dream.

That every man and woman in and approaching mid-life will:

·        live life with passion

·        pursue their dreams

·        be open to know who they truly are

 

And if they do these things, if they really allow themselves to be courageous, to know who they are, to dream bigger than they ever have. Then maybe this time next year they will be shouting

Me at last!

Me at last!

Thank God Almighty

I’m Me at last!

 

Maybe.

That’s my dream.

 

If you want some help and support to connect with your dream or your passion then why not book yourself in for a free chat.

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