Four years ago, I published Sterling Redmond and fulfilled a lifelong dream to publish a novel. Was it a best-seller? Not by ordinary standards. But it is my best-selling novel, so far.
The surreal part of the experience was not seeing reviews posted on Amazon or how many units got snapped up, but the feeling that this moment had actually been waiting for me to arrive. This fulfillment of my dream had been there all along, just waiting for me to make my way to it.
Is this what it means when they say you’ve arrived?
Not long after my book hit the marketplace, I told a fellow life coach about my struggles resisting and rejecting my creativity. Seeing only obstacles in my path, I had secretly been praying to God, enlisting help for my plan to be a writer. It was only now, after I pushed through my own obstacles, that I realized this was God’s plan all along, and I was the one who was just now getting on board with it.
I was the one who was holding me back. Not the gatekeepers. Me.
Because once I determined to write the novel and put it out into the world, things lined up for me. As I applied the discipline to sit and write my novel every day, the right help arrived just when I needed it. As I stumbled in self-doubt and uncertainty, the right inspiration helped to carry me forward.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
We just entered a new year – what are your hopes and dreams for it? Whatever they are, they aren’t just yours. They are the Universe’s plan for you.
Your hopes and prayers have helped to prepare you. Now is the time for action.
It’s time to get off the bench and into the game.
Take a small step in the direction of your dreams. When you do, the Universe will take one step forward to meet you.
Trust yourself. You are enough.