Heart - Train Like Your Dreams are an Extension of You - The Warriors Will

Heart - Train Like Your Dreams are an Extension of You

Nerds Get All The Good Quotes

Today, I'm going to get all nerdy. Mark continues to give me free rein on my post days, so we will see how much I can get away with before he reels it in! Lol. Hi all, it's Tifa Strife again, and today, we are going to talk about insights. The Zora Neale Hurston quote above is one of my personal favorites. If you don't know a lot about this author, I encourage you to look her up. She was incredible—though not truly appreciated in her time. These words come from Their Eyes Were Watching God, though the content is not focused on religion at all and is a great read.


What I love about this quote is that it talks about the three stages of pursuing your passion. You have the people who just look at their dreams but allow excuses or circumstances to keep them from ever attempting to start. This one can be exceptionally frustrating because some people do have things fall in their laps, or they naturally have more resources. It's hard to have to work for something that someone else takes for granted. 


I can't give you a fair or even a better starting point. But I can encourage you to go for the things you want anyway.


Then comes the spot where most of us get stuck in doing the actions, tossing posts up, even if it's just a meme or writing, and your numbers don't really improve. You may want to take better care of your body but never use sunscreen. Insert any goal here. You are always trying something, but for one reason or another, you don't seem to be moving forward. 


I watched The Book of Boba Fett a while ago, and it has a Mandalorian crossover episode (probably to boost sales since this show wasn't as popular as The Mandalorian). At this point, things haven't been going particularly great, and he decides to talk to a former mentor. She says something rather profound:


"Persistence without insight will result in the same outcome."


It isn't enough to want something or to want change. You have to want to grow and learn in order to level up to a new place in your journey. This is the third way to pursue dreams. It's the only effective way for those of us that have to work hard at what we want.

One of the 8 areas of wellness is intellect. No, this doesn't mean you have to be the smartest one in the room! It implies a desire to learn and seek information. We are all different and have different dreams. Finding out more about what goes with those dreams is crucial to becoming an expert in that area. 


If you want to be a pastry chef, you have to learn to bake. When you bake, you have to note when things go wrong so that you don't make the same mistake again. 


If you want to publish a book, you have to get in the habit of writing. You have to be aware of the grammatical errors you tend to miss and focus on constructing the words without the mistakes.


If specific posts connect the audience better than others, you have to do more of what works and less of what falls flat (or entirely remove it!).


Discipline is challenging even for the things we love. 


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 This blog's wrap up:

1 - Know what you want.


2 - Form a plan to get to where you want.


3 - Throw away the things that fail you.


4 - Note the things that work for you.


5 - Go for it unapologetically and care for your dream like it's a part of you and not some ship off in the distance.

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