L - Live as if you have already achieved your vision!
O - Open to opportunities that will come your way.
O - Others can support,encourage, inspire and help you. Ask them to!
M - Move daily towards your dream in small, non-threatening ways.
Boldly believe in your ideas, dreams and goals!
The little daydreams that won't go away despite your best efforts to dismiss or diminish them are there for a reason. They are the seeds to your true and everlasting happiness--really they are!
Marianne Williamson once said, "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? . . . Your playing small does not serve the world."
Go ahead . . . I dare you . . . be fabulous!
Live as if you have already achieved your vision!
If you were born to ride horses but can't afford a lesson and you don't even know any ponies, that's okay. Research it on-line, rent movies, borrow books. Oh for goodness sakes, go visit an equestrian center! Get out there. Learn. Be curious. Meet people. Meet ponies. Ask questions. Be there! Smell the dirt. Pitch the hay. One thing will lead to the next. I promise!
Open to opportunities that will come your way.
There's a real honest to goodness law that governs this universe. You may have heard about it lately-it's called the Law of Attraction. And it works. When you decide that you want to do or have something in your life-AND you believe in it wholeheartedly, things begin to shift. Opportunities that would never have presented themselves happen. People with similar interests or folks who know helpful people show up.
I don't know how it works-but it does. My logical brain tends to think we just become more aware of opportunities once we declare our intentions. Kind of like when you buy a Jeep, suddenly Jeeps seem to be everywhere. Who cares? Just listen. Be open. And here's the scary part-SAY YES. Just say yes when those magical opportunities present themselves.
Others can support, encourage, inspire and help you. Ask them to.
"Blooming" can be a lonely business. Find people to encourage you. (Warning-do not expect your jealous little sister or your belittling ex-boyfriend to be your cheerleader.) Find a mentor or a like-minded friend for this job. Make it your job to find your tribe. Blogging communities are great for this. So are clubs and classrooms and coaches. Ask them for what you need, be it words of encouragement, constructive critique or just plain handholding. Do it. People like to help people.
Move daily towards your dream in small, non-threatening ways.
You don't have to quit your day job to "bloom". Every day, there are small bits of time to squeeze in the work. (Hey, one written page a day equals a 365 page book by the end of the year, right?)
How much time do we sit in front of the television? Do we really need to go out to lunch every day with our co-workers? Where are the 5/10/15/30 minutes of time to devote to your dream?