Whatever you vividly dream, ardently desire,
sincerely believe and enthusiastically ask for must inevitably come to pass.
– Mary Englebreit
On the surface what Ms Englebreit is saying sounds marvelous! But she needs to finish her thought by saying “…inevitably come to pass if you work diligently toward that dream.” Because, as I am learning, I can vividly dream all I want, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically ask for my dream to come true but without action, without forward momentum, without getting my butt off the couch and out of the chair, my dream will never be realized. Ms Englebreit is inviting me to stay inside my head when I need to get out of my chair. At least, that is how I see it.
I remembered this quote from a previous post and it seems appropriate here:
Let us, then, be up and doing
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So I am up and doing, pondering and mulling, digging out what needs to go and replanting with what needs to be done. It is a labor of love for God and to myself. Whatever the challenge is I have the heart for any outcome because I am moving forward. I refuse to stand still any longer, I refuse to follow the advice of naysayers and I refuse to allow the critics in my head run my life any longer.
Now, I am not naïve enough to think these things will come easily or the Negative Nancys in my head will go willingly but I am okay with that – I’ve beaten them back before and I will again. Look at me – I am finally understanding these quotes I picked out so long ago for my musings!
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, thank you for your wisdom and that it only took almost two weeks of chewing on it before I fully understood what you meant when you said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”