“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” –Gloria Steinem
Ever have that feeling that something great is unfolding, something you’ve been dreaming about or working toward is right around the corner? And, if you could just tweak that or push this, it could happen so much faster?
I remember having a hard time sleeping the night before a big holiday or birthday as a kid. Or driving my mom nuts wanting to get to the swimming pool a few blocks away in the summer…while she was trying to be hospitable to a neighbor who had just dropped by.
As an adult, however, we’re matured into taking a longer term view, less likely to display the immediacy of excitement. I hear the term is “patience.”
Matured? Or, maybe we just had too many former innocent hopes not be realized and we toughened up to shield our emotions.
Finding that place in between, where we allow the giddy child within to dream and fantasize (“magic thinking”) while being protected with a healthy spoonful of fortitude…this seems like the prescription for unhumping hump day.
Then we can enjoy the idea that our efforts and intentions toward what is beyond the present moment are even now in the process of coming into form…all while we relaxedly appreciate that the time it’s taking, like good wine, is refining the end result.
Is there a dusty, tucked away dream you can awaken with some energy today? Or maybe a live-wire one that you can temper with a bit of serenity?
Got patient excitement?
“Don’t you long for something different to happen, something so exciting and new it carries you along with it like a great tide, something that lets your life blaze and burn so the whole world can see it?” –Juliet Marillier
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.