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Have You Been Robbed?         

I came home one day and found the front door wide open. Uh oh. . . I thought. Someone must have been in here.

Since we have two children, who are mostly forgetful and sometimes irresponsible (I love them dearly), I figured they may have rushed out of the house forgetting to close the door.

Still, so many “what ifs” went through my mind. What if someone is in there? What if everything is gone? I took the brave route and entered cautiously thinking the kids left the door open. Luckily, I was right.

If you don’t do your dream, it’s as though you’ve been robbed. When we look in the mirror, we can usually find the person who robs us of our dream. That person keeps playing the same tape over and over . . . What if I don’t make it? What if they laugh at me? What if I lose everything I have? What if I fail? What if my spouse disapproves? What if it takes too much time away from my family? What if. . .

Now, think about the “what ifs” of accomplishing your lifelong dream. What if you are successful? What if you will be happy in the career you’ve always wanted? What if you change lives? What if you feel the satisfaction of accomplishment? What if. . .

If you’ve put off living your dream, you are robbing yourself. It’s one thing if someone else takes something from you, it’s another when you do it to yourself.

Take every precaution to not get robbed. Close the door to the negative self-talk. Open your mind to the “what ifs” that will eventually bring you peace, satisfaction and fulfillment.

Just do your dream.

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