We’re halfway into 2013 and I cannot believe how different this year has been! It really has taken me by surprise how quickly you can change your life if you put your mind to it.
When I sold the letting agency at the end of last year I said: “I will start a new adventure”
Frankly in reality, I thought maybe I would have a sabbatical to get over the stress before I careened into something new.
But that didn’t happen.
I used my self-diagnosed “post-traumatic-business-stress” to focus and get on – like never before.
And it has really woken me up to what can be achieved when you Focus, Dream and Try.
That’s what I want to share. Because my story is not unique – but I believe it shows the power of focussing, dreaming and getting on.
And that’s the only thing which makes my year different.
This year I dreamed. I dreamed a lot. I imagined a whole load of things, which in reality if I sat down and had a “sensible” head on my shoulders, would never have happened.
Seriously, how could I actually write a whole book AND get a book publishing deal. Seriously, how could I actually get my own column with the Evening Standard. Seriously, how could I be nominated and win awards for my little blog.
I am not a trained writer.
But I dreamed of being a writer.
And I dreamed of being a writer who would get paid for writing.
Which is pretty damn difficult.
But, hey this is my dream…
And, you know what?
Dreams can come true: when you cast “sense” aside and you say: “What if?”
“Wouldn’t it be great if…”
And so that is how I have approached this year. And that is how it has ended up being such a different year.
Don’t get me wrong, shit still happens – life does get in the way sometimes and it can be a struggle now I manage all my own properties – but when you take a different mindset – life and the world you inhabit really do become a different place: because you have made it a different place.
And maybe things won’t happen overnight. It may look like all my writing success has come overnight – but let’s not forget I have been writing this blog for three years now – so it’s not quite *overnight*. And it was never planned out like this.
But, what I have done differently this year is I have focussed on my dreams. I have said “Wouldn’t it be great if…” and I have put myself out there and I have tried.
And so, all I want to say to you is please DREAM – don’t ever let anybody piss on your dreams. Don’t “Get Real”, don’t think “Yeah, But…”
Anything is possible when you Focus, Dream and Try; but you HAVE to Try.
If you want the rest of this year to be different for you, then choose YOU.