I dare you to state a dream, the dream that is in the back of your mind while you are daydreaming, out loud to yourself or another person and begin to act on it!
Stating a dream that seems like a far off mirage to others can feel a bit NUTS, I get that. When I stated to my husband that I wanted to run a marathon having not yet completed a 5K, he gave me a few reasons while he didn’t think that was a good idea. I didn’t listen to him and I am so thankful for that! When Your Turn was at its infancy a personal trainer/fitness instructor informed Jimmy and I that what I was doing wouldn’t last long because I would burn out. I didn’t listen to him and I am so thankful for that! When I was told by a few women that Your Turn won’t grow to change the world unless I change the way I dress and the swear words I use, I’m not listening because I am still daring myself to do Your Turn without changing who I am. I will DARE to follow my dream in a way that feels right to me just like I did with losing my 98 lbs, running a marathon after having not completed a 5K and keeping up with supporting other women in Your Turn even when the going gets rough while occasionally swearing and wearing my hat and leggings.
I dare you to do something that you’ve always been wanting to but have allowed the can’ts to get in your way. I dare you to make that commitment to yourself that you are going to try regardless of what the outcome may be. I dare you to stand boldly in front of someone you love and tell them, after hearing all the reasons why you shouldn’t, that you are going to try it anyway!!! I dare you to challenge that person to begin on the path of their daydream!
I’ve said it before but the ONLY thing that is truly yours is your health, that’s it. Your children will eventually grow up and move away, your spouse or significant other (like it or not) has the potential to leave you, your friends could do the same, your job could fire you for any reason at any moment; ALL YOU HAVE IS YOUR HEALTH, I dare you to take that seriously! Commit to giving yourself the time that you need to be healthy.
It’s Friday, there is no better day to begin than this day. Right now write it out, believe in yourself, commit to that dream and state it out loud! I DARE YOU!!!