Yes, my dream of going to Paris is finally coming true. I know it’s a dream shared by millions, all throughout that city’s history and maybe forever.
Among all other essential things, there were 3 factors that made all the difference, and got me closer to Paris, before anything else could (e.g the plane).
- The Right Mindset
- Seizing The Opportunity
- Thinking About The Alternative
Embrace The Right Mindset
You have to put your dreams and goals out there, actively pursuing opportunities. You have to tune in to the right internal frequency and listen to your inner voice. Mine was telling me, craving, a chance to challenge myself, through a cultural trip, maybe a university summer class… I was calling on to something that would enrich my life, expand my mind.
Act Quick To Seize The Opportunity
Once that opportunity knocks on your door or taps at your window, you must grab it. One Sunday morning I was checking my FB feed and there it was, the opportunity I had been waiting for: a summer intensive course at the University of Paris, at la Sorbonne! I could not believe my eyes, and before fear could pop its yellowish face, I reached out, made the call, signed up.
What’s The Alternative?
Staying where you are? do nothing and regret it? keep filling your head with dreams and your heart with disappointment? Not being where you want to be, who you want to be, having to stay, stuck, knee deep in your puddle of fear?
None of those options and visions for my future seemed right. Not after I had been handed out the opportunity.
Sure, to travel you need money, time, health. But most importantly, you need to want to do it! Your true commitment to act on your dreams is what gets you where you want to go; a physical or spiritual destination, a tangible goal or a lifestyle.
I’m going to Paris, to meet that version of myself that has been calling, and when we get back home, together, we’d had faced another hurdle of fear and change. We’ll be something brand new.
Are you on your way to the place you dream to go? What actions are you taking?