For as long as I can recall I have been dreaming of becoming a published author. The walls of my home are lined with bookshelves and quotes. Books are just as exciting as a new pair of shoes! Creative writing is my second language. It has been a fluent form of expression for as long as I can remember.
When people ask me what I do, I want to look them in the eye and tell them, "I'm a writer." As I confidently reply, I can feel the certainty of this statement. This reply excites me! This is me! This very thought makes me want do a happy dance! When was the last time you did a happy dance? What excites you beautiful dreamer?
Since April I have been working with an author coach to compile my first book, and I am so excited to announce that I will be self publishing and debuting my new book around the holidays. This cathartic process has taught me much about the process of being a dreamer.
Here are four principles to becoming a more effective dreamer:)!
- Surround yourself with people who support your dream.- When you look into your inner circle, are you surrounded with people who believe in your dream? They don't have to have the entire game plan, but they do have to be your biggest cheerleaders. When you feel like quitting, you need to be able to ask them to offer support and excitement for the entire process. Allow these people to nurture and support you!
- Work smarter not harder.- Oh yea! How can you apply this principal to your dream? Are you breaking your back? Are you putting in sleepless days? Are you living your life going up hill? I've never self-published before, so it became evident that in order to work smarter not harder, I would need to recruit the assistance of someone who had completed a project similar to what I was hoping to create. As soon as I got clear about my truest desire, my author coach appeared! The Universe is a magical place, so tap into this infinite magic! You are so worth it!!
- Your thoughts are creating your reality!- Boom!! This principle is so very important. Every thought you have, every phrase you utter, every situation you are placed in is an opportunity for you to announce your desires! Dream big. Get out of your self imposed box! Ask yourself, 'Why not?' Become a magnet for miracles and create a mantra that corresponds to your hearts desire! As I think of this principal, I can't help but think of the quote, 'Go big or go home!' Dream the most amazing dream during your waking hours.
- Love the process my friends!- The process is rich with content and meaning. Each fork in the road, each untimely delay- each detour is Divinely guided. Can you dig that? The process of being a dreamer requires your full attention. This process is the dream! Wake up to the beauty of your life and cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Each moment holds a spark of opportunity, growth, and change.
May this day encourage you to revisit the dreams of your heart. Re-awaken the bliss. Tap into the joy. Take a chance on love. Speak your reality into existence. Ask for help. Enjoy the process. Live your life in awe.
May You Sweetly Seek:)