Making your dreams a reality

stockvault-dreams-concept165412Stop right where you are and think about that one dream that is always on your mind, but you’ve given up on it for one reason or another. Maybe you dropped out of college many years ago and the thought of going back and finishing has always been in the back of your mind. Or maybe you always wanted to move out of your current town but fear has paralyzed you into staying. If any of these scenarios remind you of yourself or someone you know, then I am here to tell you that it is never too late to finish what you start.

I have recently started coaching older individuals who have a lot of regrets about things they didn’t complete when they were younger. They are happy in their lives now, but there is always that one thing that they wish they could have done when they were younger and full of life. Then there are the older individuals who share their stories of being daring and courageous. These individuals followed their dreams and are very proud that they didn’t allow anyone to prevent them from achieving their goals.

I met a women who told me that she didn’t even start college until her children had graduated from high school and was no longer in her house. She stated she had many dreams and goals that keep her up at night, therefore she always knew that the best was yet to come for her. She knew that no matter what her circumstances were, nothing was ever going to stand in her way of being the person she wanted to be. When there is something that is placed in your heart to do, it is placed there for a reason. Your destiny is to follow your heart and see where it leads you.

The lesson I’ve learned most in this is that happiness lies within you. You’re in charge of making yourself happy and finding what it takes to make your dreams a reality. The key is to never give up and take some chances in life.

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at

May 13, 2015
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