A toad is anyone or anything that stands between you and what you know you were made to be. Harsh words that deemed you a failure, tough circumstances you had no control over, obstacles that test your passion and perseverance, these are all toads on the journey to your dream.
Reclaim your childhood dreams and start living them now!
Take back your right to dream. If you have encountered a dream thief, it’s time for righteous indignation. With a passion for all that is right in this world take hold of your dream again.
Determine and declare that you have more right to dream your dream than your dream thief had to take those dreams away.
Write down all your dreams – all that you can recall. None are too silly, too old, too large or too small, every dream from your life goes on this list. Then talk about them. “Hey Lettuce, let me tell you about my dreams.”
Which dreams have you actually fulfilled already?
Which ones are still possible?
Prepare yourself to live your dream!
If your dream was to be a doctor, get back in school! Study online, go to school at night or whatever you have to do to get educated. If your dream was to write a novel, start writing and read some novels to re-inspire you. If you’ve always wanted to be a fairytale princess… start kissing every toad that walks by until you find your Prince Charming… well you get the picture. Re-imagine your dream and act as if you’re well on your way to living it.
Finally pay the price.
You may have to stage a garage sale or take a second mortgage to get that education. Is your dream worth it? You may have to give up Grey’s Anatomy or Sports Center to find time to write a novel. Is your dream worth it? YES!
You will have to kiss a lot of toads! Put in many hours training to run a marathon or become a boxer or whatever is your dream. Living your dream is hard work. Do the hard work!
Look past that frog to the moment that your dream comes true. The frog will pale in comparison.