Begin it Now Video Transcript
Hi there! This is Nathalie Thompson with VibeShifting.com and I’d like to talk to you today about dreams and goals and staying motivated to achieve the things that you want to achieve. If you’re a fan of my Facebook page, then you’ve probably already figure out that I’m kind of obsessed with inspirational quotes, and one of my current favourites happens to be one from Goethe and it goes like this: Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
I think all of us have had the experience, at some point in our lives, of coming up with a really great idea, or of having a dream of what we could do or become. And we get all fired up and excited about this dream… and then our more rational logical side kicks in with all the “buts” and “shoulds” and “who are you kidding”. And we knock ourselves down, letting those dreams just flutter away without ever taking even the first steps towards making them happen.
But imagine what you could do if one day you just told all those negative and self-defeating thoughts where they could go. Imagine if you started moving, today, in the direction of your dream. Where could you be a year from now if you began right now?
Whatever your goals and dreams are – and they’re different for all of us—but whatever they are, movement is the key to making them come true. It’s about taking that all important action and not letting your self-doubt get the better of you.
So, I’m going to toss a general question out there and ask you all think about it: what action can you take towards your goal today? It doesn’t have to be something big; it just has to be something that will move you a tiny bit closer to making your dream come true! A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today, so be bold; wield that genius, power and magic, and begin it now.
Dream. Believe. Achieve.
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OMG, Nathalie, I really needed this today! Slow and steady wind the race.
I am constantly dropping negative people from my life, because they are just not helping in the process of me reaching my goals and what is the point of having them around if they cause grief and no support in my goals and say they are unachievable?
I am also finding that with every negative person I drop, I come across a positive one! Isn’t; this awesome? Why stick to those who bring you down? There are positive people out there, we just have to let them into our reality. The universe just brings them in! How grand!
No, when the negative person is a parent, that is a little tricky. No matter what I say or do, I just can;t get them out of it or teach them anything, nor have they learned from life, but in that case the only thing I can do is be my positive self and just live my life with or without them and the universe provides. I see all the others with great parents and I tell them how lucky they are.
Hi A.! It is very hard to have to listen to other people bash your dreams, especially if you’re dealing with your own uncertainties about whether or not they’re even possible. By the time we reach adulthood, most of us have spent a lifetime listening to others tell us why we can’t/shouldn’t do the things we most want to do. And yes, sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to let go of the people who make us feel bad because it’s just too hard to focus on where you want to be when you’re constantly second-guessing yourself. Just be careful about how you define “no support” in your goals, though… sometimes the people who care the most about us can be the most vocal about telling us we shouldn’t go after our dreams; it’s not maliciousness on their part, but fear that you will get hurt and a desire to protect you from that hurt.
This does not mean that you should avoid the risk and give up on your dream, but it doesn’t automatically mean that you should drop the person from your life, either. Perhaps what is does mean is that you should consider carefully who you share your most cherished dreams with. Many people do not yet understand the Law of Attraction and related ideas, and all of these concepts that you are coming to understand and be excited about may actually seem frightening, threatening or completely crazy to those who are not yet ready for it. You can’t make them understand, and you can’t even make them listen. If they are not ready, they are not ready… and you have to respect that without pushing. It doesn’t mean that they care about you any less, even though you may not understand each other the way you wish you could. Each of us has our own path to travel, and each path is valid and important. And even when another’s path is different from the one we choose for ourselves, we need to recognize that the other person’s path is the perfect one for them, just as the path we have chosen for ourselves is perfect for us.
I’m going to leave you with a quote to ponder: “The warrior who trusts his path doesn’t need to prove the other is wrong.” ~Paulo Coelho