Morning

May 8, 2015

A goal without a plan is just a wish

I love the quiet of the mornings...

With coffee in hand I find a quiet place and listen. Exploring the peaceful daybreak I observe the familiar sounds echoing throughout the house. The furnace quiets and the house creaks in its absence, nature awakens around me with the promise of dawns approach, birds already busy singing sweet songs of hope.

I am refreshed by the blaze of orange bursting through the open chasm of the blinds, exposing all the possibility a new day brings. The promise of abundant freedom fills my spirit, supporting the path to my dreams. It is within these moments that I unravel my thoughts and align my spirit.

As the days drift by I remain committed to taking positive steps to illuminate the direction of my dreams, sensing the need to embrace each one on my journey to authentic living. When I wander from my artistic path my soul feels betrayed and the cadence of creativity sours. Staying present helps purge the negative chatter from my mind while I discover a climate of peace. 

In 2011 my appetite was rekindled to revisit my dreams. Having the opportunity to attend a presentation where Rudy Giuliani spoke, he inspired change and pursuing more. With all the accolades in his life, he believed the greatest factor in reaching our goals is to list them. Sharing his evolving drafts prompted him to take the necessary steps to move forward in his own life. From small goals of reading books, to the larger life changing goals, he accomplished more by prompting himself with written lists on where he wanted to be.

Our written goals help us clearly define the intentions we need to examine.

Fixed in a rut of sameness, with dreams I did nothing to reach, I knew it was crucial to begin. Inspired by both his speech and goals I began my own list. My return to college was the first step in facing my fears and retracing my purpose. Pursuing the courses needed flamed the nourishment to advance, with each goal challenging me further.

Change does not happen over night, but when nothing is done to move in the course of our dreams, another year will slip by unnoticed.

As I excelled in class, my soul was enriched, introducing an undiscovered harmony, while fostering the path of growth and authentication. A new world began to unravel before me, a course of change occurred as I began embracing my dreams.

Abundant in a creative season, I was ready to cultivate more growth. Fitness and running propelled me in a new direction, and a venture of twelve half marathons in 2012 altered my life, a quest I would have previously avoided, had me now traveling the world. Running races at the Kentucky Derby, on the streets of San Francisco and through the lights of Las Vegas created more opportunity for growth as I dared myself to engage. My self-esteem thrived and a shift of my life transpired as I explored this uncharted path.

Once written, our goals become the reality necessary for change, we can record our path in discovery and decide the course of our lives. Focusing on our dreams, exacting short-term goals and reach the long-term target. The list helps us recognize the power and flow required, and taking the first step can be revolutionary.

What goals do you want to reach? List the steps and begin with one, see where life takes you.

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  • May 29, 2015 @ 1:54 PM EDT
    By Howard Koor
    Love your blog. My previous manager always said "Action leads to action". Start, and see where life takes you..

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