Sometimes you can get tired of not living your life to it's full potential. That's why I decided to move forward and not really think about the what if's. What if I'm not good enough...what if the thing I'm doing doesn't work...what if my idea never goes anywhere. We can drive ourselves crazy with too much thinking. Rather than focusing on all the negative what if's, just get out there and do you. Do you to your full potential. I recently listened to a young lady talk about how awesome she was. I think we should all wake up in the morning that way, telling ourselves that we are awesome. You are awesome no matter how the day goes, or things in your life. Whether things go down hill or up hill, you are awesome because God made you awesome and that will never change. He made you "very good (Gen. 1:31)." You can look in the mirror and tell yourself, "I'm good."
When I wrote my book, "The Dream Launcher's Devotional," in one of the chapters I talk about how it's better to have gone after your dream rather than looking back with regret. The world is full of people looking back at their lives with regret. Sure, there are things in our lives that we could have done differently but we can only live for today. At best, you owe it to yourself to at least try to go after those ideas that have been sitting on your shelf or locked up inside you. No one can accomplish your dream for you. The worst that can happen is failure. Ok, so failure doesn't sound that great. Well, place it in your mind that "failure is not an option." When at first you don't succeed... cry, yell, watch tv, eat ice cream, work it off at the gym, get back up and push forward. Change what didn't work. Hold on to what did work. And Ask God for direction.
I would like for each of you to succeed at your dream even if it's a small dream. Even if it's as simple as having a goal to make your bed every morning, to eat breakfast, or to read a book. Even if it's as great as dropping a music album, starting a company, or finishing college. You might as well go for it. Maybe you need a network of people that are in your corner who will support your vision or maybe you need direction for how to begin. My hope is that through this site people will begin to engage with one another, leave comments and support one another in the process of moving towards our dreams. It's good to have other people on the Island with you even if it's Wilson (you'll get this if you've watched the movie "Cast Away," starring Tom Hanks). Community keeps you going. When we have support we can lift one another up.
So, leave a comment. Share a story. Encourage someone to never give up. Share a Quote that you find helpful. OR, answer one of these questions in comments section as it applies to you:
Help us to know how we can support you and always remember to go for your DREAM.
It's finally happening. This week I was able to promote my first, upcoming book "The Dream Launcher's Devotional," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. It was a great experience to just get out there, meet new people, and do something different. Every step forward opens my eyes to new possibilities and helps me to dream bigger. I'm so excited for this new journey in my life. I feel that pushing myself outside of my comfort zone has helped me to grow so much. Where fear and insecurity would normally cause things to move at a glacial pace, I find myself boldly moving forward into new and exciting territory.
The Dream Launcher's Devotional is a book that I wrote for people who have a goal and want to follow God's path for making their dream a reality. If you have a dream that you need help getting started, need motivation to restart, or just need encouragement to keep moving forward, then this book is for you. It's for you and anyone you know in similar situations. We all have something that we would like to see accomplished. Whether it's a small thing or a big thing, you deserve to see it happen.
Look for "The Dream Launcher's Devotional," coming out in May 2019.
Big thanks to Nic Nelson of Word Smith Writing Coaches for helping me to make this dream a reality. You were one of my Barnabas's. I couldn't have done it without you.
Also, if any of you reading this post is interested in writing a book or if you need help with writing in general (term papers, dissertations, writing improvement, etc.) please check out wordsmithwritingcoaches.com/. I encourage you to move forward with your dream. Nic really works well with you and I would not promote their business if they didn't. You can establish a payment plan and move as fast or as slow as you want. He also does a writing group called SLAKE for people who are looking to get feedback on their writing within a community of other writers. I'm so excited about the work I was able to accomplish working with Nic. So, I thought that I would share this info with you all. If you do decide to contact them please ask for Nic and let him know that Lakisha Baker sent you. The initial consultation is FREE so if you have something that you're working on, take it with you and please come back to my page and share your experience.
We're going places,