Last year for my birthday my mom bought me the book “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success” by Steve Harvey. At the time I my response was “Aww, thanks mom, that’s so sweet” and I threw the book into my bag where it stayed for almost a year. It’s not that I don’t like Steve Harvey. I love him! I just wasn’t ready to read it and every time the thought crossed my mind I made an excuse… I don’t have time, I’m busy, it’s probably boring, etc.
Last week I realized it was time to read the book. I’ve been existing in this life, not living it. My husband and I are apart because of reasons beyond our control. I’m tired of working hard to make someone else’s dream come true… I want my own dreams to come true! I want to wake up excited to work, I want to start a family, I want to own property, I want to travel the world, I want to take care of my parents! I figured reading the book couldn’t hurt. And if I had enough time to watch everything I had DVR-ed in the last week I had time to read this book.
Game changer. Those are the words that come to mind after reading this book. I’ve always felt like my life is meant to be more than what it is. I’m meant to see the world, to leave a mark, to be great. Reading this book has given me the push I need to stop living life on other people’s terms and to start living life on my own.
One of the things that Mr. Harvey suggests is creating a vision board. Something that you will see every day and remind you of what you’re working towards. I’ve been wanting to create a vision board for a long time but again procrastinated. That’s something I tend to do a lot. There’s always tomorrow, or I’ll do it later. Well I’m not going to get where I want to by putting things off. That’s another topic that Steve touches on in this book.
Today I went to the store and got my supplies to create my vision board. I have been collecting wine corks for over a year (former bartender here) and they’ve been sitting in a bag waiting to be put to use. This week I’m going to make my vision board and make sure I look at it every day. I have goals and dreams that are out of this world crazy! But if your dreams aren’t crazy you’ll always settle for good enough. I don’t want to be just good enough. I want to be amazing. You only get so much time on this earth to make your mark. What are you going to use that time to do? What are you going to leave as your legacy? What’s your vision for your life?