I hope you had a great weekend! Among other highlights, I watched “Frozen” for the first time. So much makes sense to me now. As in, I understand the backstory behind “Let It Go” – the song I think it’s safe to say we’ve all heard about a million times. If you haven’t watched “Frozen”, I highly recommend it. Even if you’re 25 like me, it’s still completely worth a watch (and maybe a re-watch). If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Am I right?
I had planned to publish this post on Friday, but I decided it was a much better post to read as you start off your week. It’s as much of a reminder for me as I hope it’s a call to action for you.
Photo by This Modern Romance; Graphic by Carly is Inspired
The times that I’ve seen the quote “don’t give up on your daydream” might be starting to approach the number of times we’ve all heard “Let It Go”. And I’m not complaining. It’s become one of my favorite things to see and hear because it’s a serious reminder to just.keep.going. Even after spending another night working away until far too late…past the time when it’s really socially acceptable to send an email. Even when you think you’re out of ideas. Or you’ve heard no yet again. Even when you no longer feel motivated and are craving a break more than anything (this is me…a lot – PS: it’s OK to take a break and come back). Keep going.
That thing that you’re daydreaming about – booking your first client, working for yourself full time, landing a job in a field outside of the one you’re working in, going on a dream trip, enter your daydream here – it has worth because you think about it.
That might mean staying up late (or getting up early), saying no to getting together with friends, and following a really, really, really narrow path.
But if you’ll always wonder “what would have happened if I….?” It’s worth it to spend time each day working towards whatever it is you want to accomplish. In fact, The Everygirl just started a new monthly challenge to spend 20 minutes each day to advance your career. But I think you can translate that into any area of your life.
Take 20 minutes and use it to take a small step towards turning your daydream into your dream day. <– See what I did there? Corny, maybe. But true.
Every late night, no, and moment when you doubt yourself is leading you toward hearing a yes that might take you the path that you want to follow.
Dear Girl with a Daydream, You’ve got this. Follow it. And keep going.
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A great way to start the week – thanks for the inspiration + motivation Carly!
Hey Carly, I’m pretty sure “you’ve got this.” :)
another inspiring article!! Love the dress in the picture above. It would look great on you!