I’m obsessed with Walk Off the Earth’s new song, “Rule the World’. It’s catchy. More than that, it makes me smile. How can you not like a song that talks about overcoming your fears and breaking down the walls that stand between you and your dreams?
When you’ve got a big dream in your heart – a goal you want to achieve or just something that you really, really want to do – there are going to be obstacles. There are going to be bumps in the road, unexpected detours, and walls that threaten to derail your plans.
They’ll say you’re crazy
And then there’s all the people that will tell you it can’t be done. That you’re crazy to even try. That no one can do what you want to do. That you just don’t have the experience to make it happen. (“Have you ever done anything like this before? What makes you think you can actually pull it off???”)
Toss all that in with the demons inside your own mind that tell you all the same things – and worse! – and you start to understand why so many dreams end up getting lost in the dust.
But you know what? It doesn’t have to be that way.
Each and every one of us has the power within us to say: “To hell with this; I’m going to make it happen, NO MATTER WHAT!” And to then DO IT.
You don’t need permission
You don’t need permission from anyone else to build your dreams. They are YOUR dreams, and YOU are the one calls the shots when it comes to making them a reality.
Decide what you want, then go out there and make it happen. You do it one step at a time, one puzzle piece at a time, knock over one wall at a time. And you just keep going until you get there.
And that’s why I love this song so much. I don’t see it as some power-hungry desire to actually become the ruler of the world. To me, it’s the concept of becoming the ruler of your own world – the creator of your own reality. There’s a whole lotta LOA in those words.
No room for fear
It’s a reminder that if we want to build our dreams, there’s no room for fear. We’re allowed to feel that fear, but we cannot let it block our path. When we feel it pushing us back, we need to side-step it. Go over; go around; go under; or go through. But don’t let it keep you from getting to where you want to be.
See yourself in the reality you want. Feel it with every fibre of your being. Believe that it is for you, and that it is on its way. And be ready to reach out and grab it when the opportunity lands.
Rule your world
Last week, I published the landing page for my brand-new book; it’s called fearLESS: How to Conquer Your Fear, Stop Playing Small, and Start Living an Extraordinary Life You Love, and it’s out on January 12th, 2016.. Despite the setbacks and all the delays, it’s finally happening! Check out the video trailer and let me know what you think!
More and more, it’s becoming clear to me that I’m going to have to push myself even further out of my comfort zone if I want to make my dreams a reality. I need to take more risks and put myself out there more. 2016 is definitely going to be interesting, people…
I’m not afraid of the walls anymore.
I’m going to break ‘em all down.
And here’s my challenge to you: Let’s all make the coming year about breaking down the walls between us and our biggest dreams; let’s, all of us, make 2016 the year that everything happened!
Are you with me? ♥
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