The other day I was at an event and heard something from a friend and biz partner that's had me thinking ever since.
"You can put your dreams back on the table."
It was like a shock of electricity. It awoke childhood memories, ideas from years past. I recalled places I dreamed of travelling to, like New York and Antarctica and South Africa. I recalled the folder of homes from when we first married.
But most of all, it created a feeling inside me, one that hasn't subsided since.
Why is that?
Firstly, you need to be in the right place and in the right frame of mind to receive this message. Maybe it was the full moon, the past eighteen months we've had, or the giant taco I'd eaten for dinner, but I was ready.
Sometimes we begin to believe that we are stuck with our situation until we are given permission to believe otherwise.
Whether disempowered by a job, our physical ill-health, an unhealthy relationship, toxic friends, a serious lack of time or dire financial situation - these obstacles to our happiness become a giant energy drain and can seem insurmountable.
So, give yourself permission.
Dust off that old cork board, cover it in fabric and some images torn from old magazines. Make a picture of those dreams you have had for your life, and put them back on the table.
Or at least, hang them above the table.
Visualise your life dreams, think them through and take steps every day to make them happen.
Which reminds me of one of my favourite sayings and questions... "What would you do, if you knew you couldn't fail?"