“No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.” – Anonymous.
We plant the seed, water it, nurture it, watch it grow weathering the seasons and see it bear fruits of your toil…that’s your “dream.”
I am a firm believer of Paulo Coelho’s words that the universe will conspire in helping you achieve what you want. Sometimes it may take years for your dream to realize and sometimes things just fall into the place and your dream materializes immediately. It took me more than 10 years to realize my dream of high altitude trekking. Don’t lose heart, patience or hope. Keep believing in yourself and in your dream.
I wrote a blog earlier last week about how disappointed I was, having failed to register for the Mumbai Marathon 2012. I was heartbroken and distraught as it has been my dream to run for years. My husband asked me to check and see if any other running events were happening in the near future. And, I was amazed as to how things fell into place and just like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, everything fit perfectly.
I am from Bengaluru (the Capital city of Karnataka, South India) Incidentally, I am going there for Diwali, the festival of lights and to my sheer luck there is the Bangalore(former name for Bengaluru) Ultra Marathon happening on the 13th of November. Unbelievable!! I signed up for the 12.5k run. It is still difficult to digest that I’m debuting as a runner in an ‘Ultra’ marathon, which can be on roads, trails or tracks usually to enormous distances.
All I had to do was to reschedule my return journey. This also meant that my kids will be missing their classes. As a mother I should be feeling guilty on compromising and interfering with my children’s studies. Well, no. This dream is too big and important for me.
Right now, I am ignited with determination. I am glowing with purpose and focused on my goal. It is a new high for me. I am amazed by the strength of the mind. Only that we don’t always realize its potential, until put to test.
“There is nothing impossible to him who will try”- Alexander the great.
Everything happened so fast that I did not have the time to think about the “what if?” scenario. If I hadn’t signed up for this marathon, I would probably still be wallowing in self-pity. It is also important to ‘feel’ the disappointments, frustrations and the anger. Only thing is we should not let them linger on our mind for too long else, they will make themselves comfortable and take up residence there.
Only when one has experienced the pain of failure, will the success taste so sweet.
Believe in yourself and in your dreams, the universe will take care of the rest.
Sonia Sez: I was introduced to Janu by Corinne Rodrigues A home-maker, mother, wife and daughter, she also is a wonderful friend and writer. In her journey of discovery, she takes one with her with kindness and gentle persuasion.