Educate yourself

Have you ever taken a dream of yours—the type you’ve habitually dismissed as unfeasible but that sticks in the back of your head anyway—and crunched the numbers to see if you could make it work?

How much does that plane ticket really cost?

How many hours would you have to spend to learn that instrument?

What will it really take to complete that PhD program, or start that new business, or change jobs?

So often, our answer is “I don’t know.”

Sometimes we defeat ourselves before we even begin. We assume our idea is too far-fetched to ever work. In our minds, we create obstacles, blow costs way out of proportion, imagine dangers that don’t exist. The fear that our dream may not work out paralyzes us.

Why not combat these fears by seeking out the truth? Let’s learn, and create a foundation for our hopes that moves our dreams from aspiration to reality.

We’ve all heard it said that “knowledge is power,” but the real power comes from engaging with our fears and taking action, seeking out answers and discovering solutions. So let’s invest the time to deeply examine and explore our various options. Let’s educate ourselves. Let’s go together.

Envision the life you want to live. Move outside the box and don’t accept defeat without examining the possibilities.

Consider the unconventional.

What unknowns in YOUR life keep you from moving forward? How can YOU educate yourself?

Iris Proctor
Iris is the director of ArborWoman.