Well let's see.... the average Joe (or Josephine for that matter has BIG DREAMS). However most average people settle for a life of mediocrity. However most are not motivated to turn these Dreams into GOALS to make them a REALITY. Am I correct? I mean lets think about this. As Kids we dream BIG, I mean most of us wanted to be Doctors or Lawyers, maybe Actors, Singers, Famous Athletes. There is a common thread, fame and/or fortune.
These Ordinary people ".. lack the desire to begin paddling toward shore and to climb out of the (sea) of mediocrity and on to STAND FIRM on the shore of opportunity..."(-Richard Furman "Reaching Your Full Potential"). I find it interesting that the author of this book writes it with the words STAND FIRM and uses the analogy of the sea vs the shore.
My interpretation of this was that mediocrity is unstable. The waves of the sea bounce us back and forth with force and if we are out there alone the current can take us so far away from opportunity that we are LOST forever from the opportunity to live a mediocre life forever. But the sea is the mind. You or better yet WE have control over this, in my mind I swam across an entire sea of trials and troubles and woes. BUT if we focused towards our goals and opportunities (the shore) we can pull ourselves out of mediocrity and stand FIRM on that shore.
But HOW? Well think about it as if you are in the sea being tossed back and forth, you must ACT FAST. YOU come up with a plan and then in order to save your life you must ACT immediately? time is of the essence at this time because your life is on the line. Think about this everyday. IT could be our last, tomorrow isn't promised and the next day could be our last. The secret to success is to take action and continue to take action. I talk about this a lot because this mindset is what motivates me everyday to write, to draw, to plan, to study, to grow, to spend time with my family and continue to learn from the lessons GOD allows me to experience.
EVERYTHING is a blessing! If your boyfriend just left you, it was meant to be..... if your car died, it was meant to happen.... pray that GOD shows you why it happened and PRAISE him through your hardest times so that you can focus and have faith because if he brought you TO it he WILL bring you through it, in everything that happens think to yourself why and understand it was all a part of molding you. If a friend was taken too soon maybe God is telling you to focus and not to waste time because we never know when it is our time to leave this earth, but we can certainly control what others see from us while we are here. Make Noise! make your place in this world and pull yourself out of the sea of mediocrity and set simple goals to make your big dreams come true! Continue to do this daily, because Success is a journey not a destination and even though our journey may be different from someone else all we have to do is set goals to be steps to reach our goals and go for it daily, each day giving more and doing better than the day before....wiser....stronger....even more driven each day you wake up!
Dawn aka Javi is a Super Cool 32 year old wife and homeschooling mother to 2 young boys and now one new baby girl!!