Saturday, March 14, 2009

If it is to be, it is up to me!

I first heard this quote about two years ago, but it really wasn't until the last couple of weeks that it really started to resonate and sink in. Part of me was resistant to the concept because I didn't want to fall into the trap of not being open to support and receiving help from others. I had lived for a long time not accepting support and doing everything on my own and it was quite exhausting. I was just beginning to let other people in and allow their support. I thought this saying somewhat reverted back to my old patterns of isolation, perfectionism and stubbornness.

As I enter into a new year, a new president and a new world, what is becoming clear is how true this saying is. As President Obama so clearly articulated in his inauguration speech - now is the time and we all have to do our part. As I sit on my birthday and reflect on the upcoming year and all that it may bring, I am reminded that only I can make my dreams happen. I need to take the first step and I need to be the one to enroll support from others and engage people in my dreams to help me. But ultimately, I have to take the steps to keep moving my dreams forward. If I wait for others to join me or validate me, they may pass me by. If I expect others to do it, I may be disappointed. But if I get excited and do my part, then others will come along to support me in my dreams.

If it is to be it is up to take the first steps, in faith, even when I can't see the staircase.
If it is to be it is up to hold the vision.
If it is to be it is up to overcome the fear and keep moving forward.
If it is to be it is up to have fun and share the love.

It really is that simple. What are you waiting for in your life? How are you taking the steps necessary to make your dreams happen? May you have the strength and courage to move forward, one step at a time in the direction of your dreams. May 2009 bring love, joy and much abundance.

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.~ Anna Freud

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