There is room for you in this world
Everyone can follow their dreams but fear holds us back from doing what we love. Know that the Universe is always giving, and expects nothing in return, this may help you to overcome fear. I used to say to my kids that “life is not fair so deal with it, you can’t always get what you want” however I have recently come to believe this is negative talk and probably not true. If you think that life is not fair then you will receive that, we get what we wish for (for the most part), if it’s goodness you want then expect goodness.
Expect great relationships, expect that “cheque in the mail”. Expect that promotion it’s like Matthew from the bible says to ask, believe and receive. The sun gives to the earth and expects nothing in return – life is always giving. We only need to be in a place to receive, to let life be lived through us instead of striving to live it, get rid of striving.
That which is forced will never last. I need to constantly remind myself about this because, yes I can hear you saying it now, practically I do have to take action in order for something to happen! But putting effort into making something happen is not the same as the stress of striving and the feeling that you are fighting against the odds.
You are not fighting against the odds, we construct these obstacles, enemies and blockers in our mind, they are not real. Be in a positive place, expect to have the desires of your heart. Generate the feeling you will have when you do reach your goal or achieve that milestone. And most importantly, give thanks in advance for these things you will receive. Gratitude is so powerful.
I remember an author G.K Chesterton who said: “Gratitude is the highest form of thought”. It took me a while to soak this in. What it means is that the most beneficial thoughts to have are thoughts of being grateful. Ponder on this and start to give thanks for the things you have in your work life, your family life, your social life and start to give thanks for the things that will happen in your future.
You must be able to pivot quickly if your original dream becomes impossible. Brentano who I interviewed on LifeShot Podcast episode #1 wanted so badly to play professional football. He left South Africa at a young age to come and play football in the UK. Whilst he was here he broke his leg in a really bad way. What was he going to do? He had to face the reality that his dream to go pro would never happen with the type of break that he experienced.
Brentano shifted, he pivoted to a new dream. He did not give up on pursuing his love for music. The beautiful thing about the career that he has chosen now is that you are never too old , Carl Cox is in his 50’s and still going strong in the DJ business.
The lesson for you – stop making excuses for being too old, and don’t let time be your master.
Don’t give up, even if it takes a long time. Have tenacity, and don’t pivot too often. Stick at something for a long time, your breakthrough may only be around the corner and if you give up now you may never realise your dream.
People will help you reach your goal, some will bring you down. Networking is important. You need to find people who are passionate about the same things as you, connect with them, try to help them on their journey. Find out what is important to them and lend a helping hand.
Hunger plays an important role in your success. Research into your dream is paramount. Brentano researched into beat structures, he got himself fully entrenched into the world of music, almost into the very science of it. He set goals and formed daily habits in order to achieve them.
Brentano said something intriguing: you need opposition and doubters so that you can prove them wrong. Whereas I am not sure this is how I would see it, I think that there are some that thrive when they have something to prove.
Everyone with an internet connection has the opportunity to create something for the world. If you have a mobile phone you can network. We all have the same opportunities, some take those opportunities and win, and we way say I wish I could do that, but we can and we should.
Keeping up with the trends and following people on social media. Go into studios where others are recording, just put yourself out there! If you do not put yourself out there then nothing will happen.
Always focus on what you want and the things that you don’t want will fall away. You are the writer of your destiny. There is more than enough, who cares if there are thousands of DJ’s in the world already. There is always space for you and your desires. Do not restrict the abundance of the Universe in your mind. If you are meant to be a musician then don’t harbour those feelings of “oh but they are a dime a dozen”, no, if you want it and you want it bad enough, then follow your dreams