Gas Bill…Due, Electric Bill…Due, Phone Bill…Past Due ~ How Do You Follow your Bliss when Bills are Following You?
“Pursuing your dream isn’t a luxury that can wait until you’ve taken care of the ‘serious’ business of life. It’s a necessity.” – Barbara Sher
Shared Thoughts on Living the Life of Your Dreams:
“As long as you are taking steps forward it is excellent, if you are in a lull where all you do is pay bills and don’t take any steps to follow your dreams then you are doing it wrong. Whatever your dream is it requires the help of a lot of people, and you can find financing for what you are passionate about if you connect. There are infinite excuses not to do something and only you understand the real reasons to actually do it. So many people give up and start “facing reality” which is a way of saying that they don’t have enough capacity and self discipline to make their dreams come true. When you know what you want the whole world appears as if it helps you get it, your perspective is shifted to that channel. If you are focused on paying bills then all you will see is the bills, but when you are focused on your dream then the bills are just part of your administration and organization.” -Ezra Masri
“If I may suggest, first, reduce the number and size of your bills. Second, spend as little time on doing what pays those bills..Devote the rest of your time and energy to pursuit of your dream(s). Third, if you continue this way, you will notice that you have reached a point when your ‘dream work’ can pay your bills. Fourth , drop the work you were doing just to be able to pay the bills. Now, focus all your time and energy on your dream(s). Sounds simple? Well, it is simple.”-Ravindra Joshi
“In truth the answer lies within. Apologies if this sounds like a cliche, but trust your instincts. I left a big grown up job to follow mine and have had a few white knuckle rides on the journey but wouldn’t want to change it – to James’s point, its about what you value. Adjust your life around you to enable you to be faithful to your true values – in short, make your values the ‘necessity’. It takes bravery but hey, in life, what doesn’t!? Marriage, mortgage, kids…etc..all big decisions with no real idea how it will all turn out but it doesn’t stop us committing to these momentus life changing decisions – we ultimately trust our instincts.” – Baz Seal
“The bills will always be there waiting for you to start paying them again, if you need to. Follow the dream – it’s surprising how easy it is to construct your own path.”-Scott Armstrong
“Do you think there is necessarily a contradiction between the two – fulfilling your dreams, making money from it. Generally, our economic system works pretty well. If you are successful at something (could be painting, dancing etc…not just hi tech start up or whatever) you’re going to earn money from it. So, slightly tougher love than from some of the folks here… 1. Follow your dreams, and live the life you have imagined. But, if you’re not making any money at it, maybe you’re not very good, and you should do something you’ll excel at. I had lots of jobs, until I found something I was good at 2. What do you value, what do other people value? Are your dreams aligned to what other people want, ie: you might want to be a suit-of-armour repairer but there’s less demand for that than there used to be ;) Figure out your 2nd dream and pursue that 3. As we get through our lives our dream changes. Once, I wanted to change the World, now i just want to die without a scandal (someone else said that btw). Lots of advice you will get is to focus, do what you dream of. Sorry, my advice is not that. Do a few different things at once. I know a girl who wanted to be an actress, ended up working on Wall Street and loving it. Another guy dreamt of working on Wall St, became a drugs counsellor.” – James Walker
“I like to question the question before I find the right answer to the wrong question. I think a more important underlying question is what am I trying to achieve, what is the target, the end goal for which I must now make this choice. This simplifies the ‘correct answer’ criteria to either it supports the goal or distracts me from it. My version of this question is: ‘which would I rather regret?’ In your case, ‘having all my bills paid and still hungry with desire?’ or ‘going a little hungry yet satisfied on the inside having given life everything I’ve got?’ Next most important question: “What in the world am I doing wasting time questioning the goal instead of giving it everything I’ve got today!?” Today is your legacy. Success is the end of many failures. Be the change you want to see in this world. You’re ‘crazy’ until proven ‘genius’… be crazy. Live to tell your grandkids the tale. Don’t look for the world’s last role model… be a role model. Step out of line and all eyes are on you. Lead, make your own path, and others will follow. Think for yourself… or others will tell you what to think!!! Bills getting in the way?… make up your mind which you want – comfort or your dreams?… the rest overboard !
The prevailing theme here is what’s going on within you not around you… your dreams. Make THAT change what’s going on around you… DO NOT LET WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND YOU CHANGE YOUR DREAMS.” – Antonio Robateau
“I would rather be happy and poor than rich and miserable. I’ll play music my whole life, even if I struggle to live. Wealth is on the inside, deep in your spirit, in your heart. Life is your creation, what will you make of it? We are all human, animals living on the planet together. If you truly look deep within to the core of your being, where all emotions reside, there you will find all the answers to the universe, answers which transcend verbal communication. When we see it in ourselves, we can see it in others, and thus it spreads like the flowering of a sunflower field. And from this, dreams emerge, for all the universe is one, and we act accordingly. Through this, there will be no scarcity, no “making ends meet”. A great discipline is bestowed upon us, as the collective human, with our powers of manifesting thoughts and actions out of those thoughts, to create a world for the better of all.” – Theodore Oberg
“If you want to feel wealthy count all the things in your life money can’t buy.” – Christopher Scheidler
“Well, for good or for bad, I have “gone for broke.” Once I started following my dreams, there was no turning back! The definition of “happiness” has changed for me – it’s not about making as much $ as possible, but about leaving a legacy in this world that you and your family would be proud of!” – Al Meyers
TODAY’S OBSERVATION~ “Your dreams & desires are the longings of your soul and the beat of your heart. They call to you and if you have the courage to follow they will lead you to places unimaginable. They will lay before you a path..a path in which you co-create the reality of your dreams. A path where your thoughts will be like magic and your visions will manifest. FOCUS on what feels right to you, what brings you joy, what makes you happy, what stirs your passions, what makes you smile and brings you peace..these things are always signs that we are heading in the direction of our BLISS. Feel your way to the places your heart desires. REMEMBER: Where your thought goes your life flows. What you place your focus on multiplies…So intently FOCUS your Attention ( energy, thoughts, in essence these are all the same thing) on your dreams, And watch life give you all you desire.” ~ TwinSpirit
Shared with Love & a Greater Understanding…