When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?
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I aspire to be so many things.
To do so many things.
I am on a journey called horsemanship.
I am finally an artist (and I’ll have you know I fought being an artist for many years-I even turned down art scholarships). My current creativity outlet is photography, jewelry design and someday, when I have a studio, I’ll pull out the pastels, colored pencils, oil pastels, charcoal, pencils and start drawing again. And God knows I’m in the perfect place for that!
But it does no good to aspire to be something if you don’t work at it. If you don’t take action to get there.
Sometimes the things people aspire to be require a lot of work, and they may think about it, dream about it and take a step or two in the right direction, but they find that it is too hard to get there; or they hit a speed-bump and quit.
Life is just like that- so if you aspire to be something, or do something, just do it! Surround yourself with people who will support you and help you be what you aspire to be. In the meantime realize that anything good worth having in this life is earned. I’ve found that people given things, more often than not, don’t appreciate them the way people who have had to earn those things the hard way do. There’s more personal satisfaction in earning something the hard way- through blood, sweat, tears or even money spent.
In short- the action I’m taking this year to build on my aspirations include riding horses, riding colts, and building my confidence in horsemanship. There will be clinics attended, barrel races attended, lessons given, and DVDs watched all while I soak up all the knowledge I can!
I’ll also be working on some new projects for photography and writing and life will be busy. The good news is, I am able to do these things and while I am able, I should do, do do! And you should too!
What do you aspire to do in 2011? I’d love to know!