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I could have done that …

I could have done that!

It’s a pretty familiar phrase.   People know they have the abilities to do something just like someone else but they didn’t.   Someone else had the courage to take that first step and that leaves the one that was watching with only the words “I could have done that!”, and you could have.    What stopped you?

What stops you from doing something far greater than you think you could?

Is it fear of failure?   It is a lack of courage to bring forth your dream?

Whatever the reason you are the only one that can turn a “could” into a result that belongs to you.   Is it writing a book?   Is it making a discovery?   Is it patching up a broken relationship?   Is it saying something kind to your neighbor?   Is it taking time out to play?   Is it taking the time to learn something new?   Whatever it is, whatever it is, you can do it if you take the first step.

If it is important, if you have the passion, if you have the dream, if you believe you can, you can if you try.

Don’t live a life filled with “I could have done that.”   Start it today – do it today – live it today!

beginning of Freedom

“We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.” Anais Nin

A photograph like a sculpture is a snapshot in time.  Some people are just like that fixed in time unwilling to change or to adapt to become who they really are. Others copy an image in an effort to be more like that image refusing their own image. The beginning of freedom is recognizing that the picture is dynamic and that it must change.

Change begins with a thought, the thought that change must begin.  The direction of change is in alignment with values, beliefs, strengths, abilities, desires, passions, and dreams which need to be cultivated and developed.

What change are you holding back on that will bring about freedom?