If you never do something, how interested in it are you?
I’ve mentioned this thought in my past two postings. It’s key to figuring out what you want. When I was twelve, I had so many dreams. I wanted to open a restaurant. I wanted to teach school. I wanted to live in France and write. I wanted to act, to dance, to be a gymnast. And on and on.
It’s like shopping. You might want a lot of new clothes, but considering budget and needs, you focus on one item and pursue it until you find it. I was at a mall recently because I need a new pair of pants (all four of my current ones are close to developing holes). Plus I need a thicker sweater and maybe a fall jacket. Oh and of course I’ll not turn my nose up at a funky print button down.
The latest fashion here for pants is slim fit. That’s fine for the 28-30 inch average waist size for Frenchman my height, but slim fit does not look good on stocky bodies. Thick thighs turn from sexy to sausagey in slim fit pants.
So no pants.
And I wasn’t impressed with the other clothes – at least not enough to spend the money.
It’s obvious that I’m much more interested in pants than other clothes. So now I don’t waste time shopping; I focus my energy on the jeans, and don’t worked up over finding other clothes. I was initially open to anything, but quickly drew my focus into the pants.
That’s what my France dream is – the one dream that stuck with me and that fits so well. Just like that perfect pairs of pants will when I find them.
- Your natural enthusiasm and passion will draw together your focus from many wishes to one or two.
- Be willing to test out different dreams until you find the one that best fits.