Are you waiting to get chosen? Waiting to get picked? I don’t know who we are waiting on like there will be a ray of light that shines down, angels sing and we step out. The crowd goes wild and we have been chosen. This is not the reality. It is not called a choosing rather a calling. I have been up writing posts, working on my e-book called, Finding Your Path, writing Facebook posts, and getting my tweets set. All of this has been done in the dark by myself, just me, worship music, and my coffee. There is no glamor and crowd. It is really lonely and can be frustrating. Dream chasing looks a lot like work. Your calling and dream will look a lot like work too. It takes a lot of practice, focus, and patience. It takes a deep-rooted abiding trust in God that He has a plan for you. Are you sitting in the bleachers or have you stood up and stepped out? Stop waiting. It is not going to happen until you put footsteps toward your dream. My dream and I believe your dream starts in the morning.
Whether it is a new career direction, working out, reading more, praying, Bible reading, etc., you need to start it in the morning. When you start something new often times it will end up on the back burner. I have not been a morning person, but I have continued to force myself to get up and work on my dream. You can too.
1. Excuses. If you wait until later this huge bag of excuses has been gathering up all day waiting for a chance to be unleashed. “I need to clean the house.” “It has been a long day.” “I’m too tired.” “I need to check my emails.” “There is a big game on tonight.” These are some of the excuses I build into my day that stop me from working at and practicing my dream.
2. Distractions. There are so many fewer distractions at 5 am. No one is going to call you. Not many people are on Facebook. Everyone in your house is likely asleep. The only thing that is hard for me is staying awake till the caffeine or the excitement of writing kicks in. It will be the same way for you. If you get up and go, more will be accomplished in less time. Distractions are best avoided in the margins of our lives.
3. Energy for the day. When I wake up and work at my dream I have so much more energy for the day. I feel alive. I feel this way because I’m getting traction and am headed in a way that I am proud of. It will be the same way for you. Putting footsteps toward something gives you that sense of accomplishment and pride.
I hope this gives you the energy and encouragement to rise early and change your life. Big dreams happen over time with focused energy multiplied by God. Be blessed on your journey.
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