I remember saying to myself in my 20’s that I wanted to be a novelist. It shouldn’t have been such a long stretch; after all, I had just left a job as a writer and editor of a small, military newspaper. I knew I could write. I knew I had a passion for writing. Why should I have had such limiting beliefs about pursuing a dream?

But, I did — as many of us writer-want-a-be’s do. That limiting belief resulted in living the next twenty years with the pulling, nagging, pushing, yelling inside voice that kept saying, “Damn it! Get on with it!”

The experience I described above is heard time and time again. So many of us are filled with the desire to pursue a path, but we are reluctant. We question our ability. We doubt our desire could ever come to fruition. We fear failure.

It might have taken me twenty years to overcome my limiting beliefs, but I did. Not only that, but finally writing my novel gave me the courage to take other major steps toward leading the life I truly desired.

Whether you long to write or dance or discover the cure for cancer, my hope is that you won’t let the voice of doubt stand in the way of your life’s desire. I hope you will remember that we live in an abundant universe where anything is possible.

So, what’s your dream? If you’re not living it, I hope you will choose to let go of the limiting beliefs holding you back. Once you start down the path of fulfilling your life’s desire, the universe will open up to you!


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