Sorry it's been so long. I've found that I get pulled in lots of different directions these days.
“Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.” ~Blaise Pascal
I feel very torn about this quote, because I hate to believe that some of the situations I'm in right now are directly a result of my thoughts. So basically I've caused this. But on the other hand it means that I can create the situation I want by controlling my thoughts.
It sounds so easy, till you really try to do it. I know where I want to be, that's easy. I have lots of dreams. Now for the hard part, pushing aside the reality of today.
It's hard to see myself owning a pastry shop when I know that I need to work where I'm at right now. Plus there's always someone who tries to help by telling you how crazy it would be to quit a steady job for something that is unknown.
I know this works, I've seen it in action. When I applied for my current job, I took time and visualized myself sitting at the desk, doing the job, anything I could think of related to this position. Doubt crept in a lot, but I pushed it aside and focused on what I wanted. And I got the job. That was two years ago. It's not exactly how I pictured it, but it's pretty close.
If it worked once, it will work again. Not just for me, anybody can do it if you try hard enough and never give up.
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
~Harriet Beecher Stowe
I would hate to wake up tomorrow and realize I was just one small step away from reaching my goal, but I had already given up.