The other day I drove down a familiar street. A street that I travel quite often; sometimes three or four times a week. It’s a street that’s existed for all of my life, yet on one particular corner of this street, I spotted an unfamiliar building. When I saw the building, I had to do a double take. I just knew I was seeing things or that my mind was playing tricks on me. I was surprised to see it because I hadn’t seen it before. The building wasn’t such a uniquely built building. It had no glass stained windows, or creatively designed structure, but for the first time in what I learned was months, I realized the building was there.
In today’s voyeuristic society, most people believe that if you can’t see something it’s not happening; it doesn’t exist. People will go as far to make this myth a truth when it comes to you building your dreams or following your passions. If you’re not posting pics of the process on social media or in every conversation giving them the inside details on your future plans, some people assume that you’re lying dormant; not making any headway to becoming the greater you. Oh, but the contrary. The building I clearly didn’t see being built for over six months existed before the day I saw it. It’s foundation was there. It’s supporting frame was there. All of its ancillary pieces stood right along with it. Heck, the business was open and people were going in and out of the building like it had never, not existed. Just because I didn’t see it being built doesn’t take away from the actuality of its formation. I’ve run into people that assume I’ve given up on certain aspects of my dreams just because they don’t hear or see the buzz, but I refuse to let their disbelief define what I see as my greater me. Don’t let others’ doubt or need for proof define the progress of your plan. Move at your own pace. Continue along the path that you have prayed about and are laying out step by step. It matters not if they can see what’s being built or not. Once you’ve finally laid that foundation, connected all the framework and even started moving the furniture in, those same doubtful and disbelieving individuals will be the same ones asking you can they come in. Oh and when they do, go ahead and let them.
I know it’s been a while since my last post, but just know that I’m still building regardless if you can see the bricks or not. Keep being passionate; about life; about your dreams; about you. Until the next post, Live Life Out Loud!