Let’s play a game. If I walked up to you right now and wanted to invest 10 million dollars in your dream, where would you start? Could you provide me with a business plan? Have you crunched the numbers and made plans of exactly where the money should go? What percentage of your business will you give me for my investment? Have you done the market research that can indicate how you should value your products/services?
Some of us gripe and moan about not having enough when it comes to living the life of our dreams, but the real question is, have you really done everything you can with what you have? Often, success lies right at our fingertips but we refuse to become flexible enough to reach it.
Star of the new film, The Intruder (in theaters May 3), Meagan Good recently dropped some gems about the secret to pursuing the career that you love and living the life of your dreams. According to Meagan, you have to have the courage to do everything you can, but the strength to let go of what you cannot.
The Bible says faith without work is finish, and yes, that goes for you, too. So you want to own a hair salon, but have you actually researched and priced locations? You say your dream is to open your own clothing boutique, but have you looked into getting a wholesale license? Stop worrying about how you’ll find the money or the opportunity, and prepare for yourself for when it does come. Meagan continued:
In layman’s terms, do the work and the rest will come. Meagan explained that even when she didn’t quite see an opportunity on the horizon, she spoke, worked, and prayed one into existence. We are our own worst judge, and sometimes our self-doubt can cause more internal conflict than our actual circumstances.
If you’re anything like me, the thought of having someone even trust me with $10 million to pursue my dream gives you anxiety. You start to doubt if you’re smart, talented, or worthy enough to be entrusted with so much, but Meagan stressed the importance of trusting your instincts because they won’t lead you astray. She shared that she felt so nervous that she was nauseous upon arriving on-set to direct her first movie, If Not Now, When?, last May. Soon after, her instincts in and she was able to walk in her own power.
She explained that all of us are blessed with a hidden superpower that we don’t even know exists until we feel that we’ve given everything that we can. Life is a journey, one that’s even more challenging for those brave enough to pursue their dreams. Do the work, and have faith that you’ll have the life you deserve because there is no other option.
This is how people reacted to this post:
DivineMind111 – OMG she just said my motto! I ALWAYS cringe when people say life is too short, they don’t understand they’re speaking this over their lives. NO !! life is too precious! That’s why you want to make the best of it!
Dahmear Johnson – Successful people are addicted to success. Got It!! Meghan Good feels like she’s just getting started when she already a legend in my book
Flora Chacha – When Megan speaks, I can feel her speaking from her soul and it is amazing to listen to her:) much love to you Megan. Thank you IT for having her.
Donelle Cole – She is divinely dope! Tom the fact you can connect with people on such a deep and inti-mate setting is truly incredible. You and the team are freaking awesome! Keep up the good work. Too often we recognize other heroes before we see the hero within.
This talk was so enlightening and encouraging.
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