"Never let your memories be greater than your dreams."
- Doug Ivester (President of Coca Cola)
Stroll down memory lane
Way to go! You made it! Give yourself a pat on the back because you deserve it.
What the heck am I talking about? I'm talking about your life. You've come a long way since you exited the womb screaming like a banshee x number of years ago. You've overcome troubles, you've made friends, you've had successes and you've learned something (even if it were simply never to do that again) from your slip-ups. Overall, it's been a quite a trip so far, hasn't it? There may be parts you would rather have skipped, but there are surely a lot more that you wouldn't have missed for the world. Looking back on the path your life has taken provides a powerful compass for charting what is to come.
Everything good that is now in your life is a personal success, something that you went after and made happen. What aspects of your current "every day" were once a goal, dream, or aspiration that you hoped to achieve? Think about the job you have, the relationship you are in, or your financial situation. Are any of these things, as they now exist, things you used to wish for in the past?
This memory should serve as inspiration for achieving your future dreams. You did it then, you can do it again. You should never stop dreaming but, at the same time, it's important to recognize the significance of where you are right now and be proud that you created this reality. Enjoy it completely as you continue your creation of an even better tomorrow.
by T.L. Scribe