Stop chasing your dreams? This may seem like the opposite of what I have been writing in my blog. Yet haven’t you noticed that the more we chase something, the further it gets away from us? Or if we do catch it, it’s usually not very happy about it? As I was studying Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer this morning, this quote really resonated with me and inspired this post:
‘Stop chasing your dreams. Allow them to come to you in perfect order with unquestioned timing.’
Gratitude Tip: Pursing and allowing are two concepts on the opposite side of a spectrum. We can either spend our lives pursing and chasing after our dreams or we can allow life to unfold exactly as it is meant to, by trusting in God, the Universe or the Tao (as is written in the the above mentioned book). Gratitude is found in moments of thanks as we observe how our lives are unfolding exactly as they are meant to – and most often the reasons behind why things are happening the way they are are completely hidden to us.
I have often chased my dreams. And it’s never worked out the way that I imagined it would. For example, there were many times when I had planned to grow my USANA business and attempt to become a Ruby Director. Yet before this past April, I had never even completed the first week of the 4 weeks it takes to advance to Ruby. I was pushing the team and myself, rather than allowing for the growth to happen. This time, not only had I made a firm decision that I was going to advance but I also allowed the weeks to flow and took the negatives and the positives in stride, knowing and trusting that it was going to manifest no matter what.
Letting go of the chase and trusting in a perfect outcome is very difficult for most of us. This is where faith in God has made a difference in my life. Now that I have put my faith in God, I can more easily let go and trust that everything is unfolding exactly as it should. I still create my goals, make my vision boards and write down where I’d like to finish my year, yet I do it with a knowing that I am only in control of my own daily actions and not in control of the outcome or the actions of other people.
Ask yourself what you are chasing right now? It is time that you stopped the chase and started to allow instead?