Here’s a great quote from Audrey Hepburn (not only was she an awesome actress, dancer, extremely elegant and super stylish, she also came out with some great timeless quotes!) “He who plants a garden believes in tomorrow” When you’re waiting for your plant to bloom, it takes time…Just as you can’t plant a seed one day and pick a flower the next, “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you got tired of doing what you already did!” When you plant that seed, you’d better water it and keep watering it patiently! It’s the same with dreams.
Ballet is a discipline for body and mind. “Persistence. Patience. Perspiration!” Ha! Dancers know what I am talking about there, especially Ballet dancers, who have the most abused feet ever!! :) Anyone who wants to achieve ANYTHING in life needs to practice, practice, practice. Do you dream? Sure you do! Put some legs on that dream, add the three P’s and you’ll get there! It won’t be easy and you’ll have times you want to give up. But the times you want to give up are the times you need to push the hardest, to keep moving forwards, to keep your eyes on the goal. I love to draw analogies between life and dance.
Did you stumble? Then make it a part of your dance and keep going. No one noticed, I promise! Did someone put your dream down, so you got discouraged? That was their opinion. From their perspective. That person does not live your life, you do! This is YOUR life and you owe it to yourself to be the best you can and use all the abilities you naturally possess. Believe in yourself and be true to yourself, for there’s no one else you can authentically BE.
I’m writing in green because it’s been raining today and the garden looks especially fresh. It made me think of all the fresh growth of tender shoots. This month is a time of fresh possibilities: new starts for children beginning or returning to school and older ones making fresh starts at college and uni soon.
Something we do all have is a dream. You know, that thing you’re passionate about, that promise you made yourself, the plan you’re working to fulfill. Nurture the dream and add the three P’s. If you once gave up on something you wanted to do, it’s not too late to go back and pick up your “baby”! It won’t be easy, but it will be worth the pain, patience, persistence, perseverance, perspiration and sacrifice because you will be fulfilled.
Think about it, Autumn always follows Summer! The seasons always change and remember, when you’re going through a hard time, it WILL change as sure as day follows night! Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is the present, that’s why they call it a gift.