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Dreaming Takes Courage

It’s important to follow our dreams, no matter what. One day we will be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing – because it’s the right thing to do.

A moment ago I picked up my “Book of Ideas”, a notebook where I dare to write about my dreams, and read the following sentence:

“There are people with more dreams than courage.”

I was speaking about myself of course, but I’m not alone.
How come some people seem so very brave, and reach their dreams with, as I presume, great ease?

Most of the time we stand in our own way. That is also something I often feel guilty about.

Why can’t I get out of my own way? Why do I keep holding myself back from the things I want? 

Time is not an issue…

When I think about this even harder, I realise it’s actually a myth.
Maybe some people reach their dreams successfully early in their lives.

That doesn’t mean that “the rest of us”, we who don’t seem to get anywhere when we are young, are standing in our own way or even failing. On the contrary. Some things take time (and I don’t think the Universe is that much aware of time).

We all carry gifts within, unique talents which make us who we are.
Some people figure out what these talents are and how to use them in their teens – or even as children!

Others need life experience, challenges, crises, relationships, deaths, births etc to find the hidden jewels.

…but timing is everything

We have to be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. There is a saying:

“When the disciple is ready, the Master will appear.”

It may have nothing to do with what I’m writing about, but it says that things happen in due time. And when they do – and we have waited for them – we can enjoy them even more.

There are people, who reach success within their craft, and who I think couldn’t enjoy it more. One example is Swedish writer Elsie Johansson.

She was 48, and working at the Post Office, when she got her first book published, a book of poems called “Brotha Had a Wind-up Gramophone” (Brorsan hade en vevgrammofon, 1979). And some are even older when they find “their thing”.

Maybe some dreamers need more time to create their purpose, because they need to find their courage first?