We all have dreams and aspirations, but how many times in our life do we tell ourselves that we are too old, too much time has passed, or it is just not possible any more? Because of limitations that we put on ourselves, we decide that what we want is unachievable – we just can’t do it. However, the reality of the situation is that putting up a wall in front of us that keeps us from what we want is completely ridiculous. If we truly want something, and are willing to put in the work to get it, then nothing is out of the realm of reality.
Our lives don’t stop because we reach a certain age. The things we desire are not out of our reach because we do not have as many years as we used to have, or as much energy to put into it as we used to. Nothing is out of reach if we are willing to do what it takes to make it happen.
When I started Bring Smiles to Seniors, I had no cash, no followers on Facebook and no senior communities in which to deliver cards. All I had was my grandmother’s nursing home and their residents to whom I could deliver what ever cards I could muster up. Almost three years later we will deliver almost 40,000 cards this year alone, have amassed a network of card donors and decorators and have delivered to almost 200 senior communities in all 50 states. We have involved numerous individuals, schools, civic and corporate groups in helping us bring smiles to seniors every day. If I had given up at at every adverse situation we encountered along the way, the dream would have never been realized.
Part of the issue is that many people expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter. Unfortunately, it does not happen like that. Success requires dedication, perseverance and the willingness to do whatever is necessary to achieve your objectives and goals. That is not hindered by age, time or other socioeconomic situations. It is only hindered by our own self doubt and unwillingness to put in the work necessary to achieve that which we truly want.
Whatever we desire is possible if we truly believe and are willing to make the commitment. We are are the ones that have total control over our success or failure. If we truly believe in what we do and put in the work necessary to see it to fruition, nothing can stop us. Here’s to your making your dreams a reality.
Have a great weekend and remember to be the reason someone smiles today.