Sometimes you see a quote that just resonates inside of you.
Today I came across this quote and fell completely in love with it.
"She turned her cant's into cans and her dreams into plans."
It's so simple, but it means so much to me.
I haven't always done this in my life--in fact I think it's extremely difficult to act on your dreams and carry out goals. So many times I've thought of life plans, dreams, and goals that I wanted to accomplish, but then I got scared.
So often I become insecure and convince myself that either the dream is too big, or difficult, or that I'm not good enough.
Why? Why is it scary to dream big?
Before I got published I hardly told anyone that I was working on a novel. I had so many family and friends that were shocked to find out I was getting published. The common response was, "I didn't even know you were working on a book!"
I suppose I was afraid of failure. I didn't want people to feel bad for me if I couldn't get published.
But why did I care? Failure is a necessary part of growing and learning, something that I try to always keep in mind.
This summer I've started to create some very big goals. Some days I wake up confidently ready to conquer anything. A lot of the time I question myself.
Now I want to change that. That's one of my new goals.
I don't want to be afraid to dream big. I want to go forward boldly and face fears. I know it will be hard, but it's worth it. I hope you'll join me on this journey. Let's turn our cant's into cans and our dreams into plans!