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Positive Action is Necessary to Realize Your Dreams

The next time a friend invites you to go out, say Yes!

The next time a friend invites you to go out, say Yes!

What have you always wanted to do? It's still not too late to do it.

What have you always wanted to do? It's still not too late to do it.


Make a Plan to Fulfill Your Passions

This is a call to action. The beginning of a movement of self-confidence, a belief that you still have what it takes to get the job done. It doesn’t matter what that job is as long as it’s your passion. Maybe you always wanted to sew your own clothes, write a book, sing opera, or walk in a parade. If you have been wanting it all of your life, then consider that now may be the time to make your move.

This isn’t a bucket list. That’s for people who feel like they are at the end of their life and want to finish it with a blast. You don’t need a bucket list to get you through the next year, even the next day. Make your move right now! It’s been on your mind for a long time, right? Does your passion pop into your head from time to time? Then when are you going to get up and do something about it?

For example, you’ve always wanted to go on a cruise. But you’ve never even looked up what it would cost. Do some research. How many days do you want to cruise? Where do you want to go? You may discover that it doesn’t take as much money as you think. You don't need to have a suite or a balcony on the ship to enjoy your trip.

Decide on a date you can take your vacation. Then,starting now, begin saving a certain amount of money each week or month for the trip. Discipline, determination and desire is what it will take on your part. For the record, a cruise makes a really good vacation.

Stop telling yourself that you’ve lost your zoie de vive. You still want to enjoy the finer things in life, right? That desire is still there. It will always be there. You have to reach down deep and bring it up from wherever you pushed it. Don't say, "The time for that is over for me now." That's a negative attitude. Maybe you can't jump out of an airplane. But riding the Pirate Ship at an amusement park can give you that same rush. There are still many types of excitements waiting for you that can give you happiness.

No more “I’ll get to it one day.” Make today that day. Take a small step toward your happiness. Start the work. What is it you want to do? What would make you happy? Don't you think you deserve to be happy, if just one moment in time? If yes, then do something today toward your desired goal. Pick just one goal. Make a phone call, email, or move a restriction that is preventing you from your successful mission.

I spent years trying to track down a person that was a buddy many years ago. Over the years, he stayed in my head. Where is he today? What is he up to? Everytime I looked through my photo albums, finding and looking at his picture made me smile. I decided to look him up, even though twenty years had passed since we were in touch.

It wasn't easy, but one day he showed up on Facebook. When I finally found him, I was still too afraid to make the contact. Would he remember me? Would he have good memories of me? Will he brush me off after a few minutes on the telephone? It crippled me until I realized that I had spent years looking for him, and now I was afraid to make the effort of one minute dialing his number.

I made the call. He remembered me fondly. We spoke for hours catching up, and we have kept in touch ever since. Finding a long lost friend has been a happy experience for me because I never gave up looking for him. I made a decision, and took action to re-connect with an old friend. It was and still is a good experience. I'm glad I took the chance.

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Be serious about how you want to live your life. Walk and talk about your passions. When the opportunity arises, make your move toward responsible hapiness. Be definitive, be confident. Whatever you want is possible to have if you want it bad enough.

Trust yourself - Use your passion and it will give you power. Feel it and others will see it. They won’t be able to ignore you. They will see your inner contentment the closer you get to what you want. But you have to feel the passion within yourself first. What are you waiting for? Right now is the time to make your move. Age really is just a number as long as you keep yourself young inside.

In the end, you know what you want out of your life. You will find happiness inside. The only obstacle is in your head. When will it be time to make your move? Today is a good day to start. No more sitting around the TV set waiting for your dreams to knock on your door. Open the door and walk toward the life you want and deserve. It is never too late. You just have to want it that bad.

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© 2011 Carolyn Gibson


Carolyn Gibson (author) from Boston on September 06, 2013:

It's true. Swimmer Diana Nyad proved that it doesn't matter how old you are. Life happens all the time.

Kim Harris from Del Mar, California on September 05, 2013:

what a great, inspiring article. I find myself thinking these thoughts all the time. It isn't over until its actually OVER.

Well done!

Carolyn Gibson (author) from Boston on September 09, 2012:

Thank you so much!

angelskies from Los Angeles, CA on September 09, 2012:

Great hub! I try to live my life to the fullest everyday, and it is nice to read some affirmation of this.

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