Last updated on July 11th, 2022 at 03:45 pm
I’ve spent the past week catching up on a few favorite websites and with some friends–and I was reminded of just how absolutely brilliant and inspiring the people in my life are.
One particular online story that stuck out to me by Toxic Mom Toolkit author, Rayne Wolfe is “Writers: Be Brave And Define Your Dream.” She writes:
I think forgetting about what others think is crucial to pursuing your true dream.
Wise, wise words. I was lucky enough to not only meet Rayne Wolfe, in person but live with her for three weeks. Rayne and her fantastic husband opened their house to me during my first few weeks in California and helped me get adjusted to living in San Francisco.
Rayne does more than just talk the talk, she walks the walk. She lives out her dream every single day–to the point that she recently flew to Iowa for research for her book.
Rayne often discusses bravery and how vital it is to define and live out your dream life without holding back. Without worrying or over-analyzing if it’s the right choice or wrong choice. Without caring what other people think.
Without giving up.
Yep. It’s been quite a journey. I’ve learned to value my dreams, make room for them, and commit time and energy to them without apologies.
Rayne Wolfe is a perfect example of someone who not only thinks about her dreams and talks about her dreams but lives them. She states how time and energy go into pursuing dreams. It’s the doing part. It’s the LIVING part. She is someone who has learned firsthand to live life to the fullest and that has definitely reflected on me.
It’s so easy to sit there over-analyzing and “making plans” but not actively moving in the right direction. I’m going to advise you – don’t take the easy way out.
It is so vital to living your life actively, rather than passively watch life just happen.
American pastor and author Mark Batterson has changed my life since I first read his book a few years ago. I often reread the following quote by him as a reminder to live to the fullest. I will not live my life in neutral gear, but instead above and beyond the normal. This quote reminds me to stop thinking and start doing. To start LIVING.
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Accumulate experiences. Criticize by creating. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.
May today be the day you switch from neutral gear to active gear. May today be the day you dismiss fear and embrace bravery.
May today be the day you think less and live more.
Andi Teggart is the owner of Lucky Collective, a digital marketing, and event planning shop.
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