Subtle Shifts


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I found a great big hunk of gravity right in the middle of my beliefs this week. I had to laugh – even though as I think about it now, it’s actually pretty sad.

A new friend asked me about my dreams – for my book, my business, my life. I started to paint my picture, and before I knew it, my friend was asking me about bigger dreams. She stepped in and started expanding on my dreams in ways that I’d forgotten.

That’s when it hit me. While I am out talking to clients and readers about ditching their gravity, about how businesses and people can thrive in this new economy – I’ve allowed my own dreams to shrink under pressure from this very new economy and the Gravity Freeze that I rant about. Oh, I still have dreams – but they are pint-size compared to what they were five years ago.

Wow – I hate it when that happens. I let my own Gravity diminish my dreams. The shift was so subtle I didn’t even notice – until my new friend began playing back a bigger set of dreams to me – dreams I used to have but had gradually lessened.

Five years ago, I had big dreams, huge dreams – and I knew they would come true. During the last five years, I’ve slowly compressed them, limiting myself and my beliefs.

No more! I am back on track, expanding my dreams again and ditching the insidious, sneaky Gravity that put a damper on my future.

What about your dreams? Have you checked them lately? If they’re smaller than they were, maybe it’s time to pump them up with new enthusiam and energy. I did and I feel better already!

Here’s a simple exercise. If you write a journal – go pull the writing from five years ago and read a bit. Remember those dreams? Reclaim any that you’ve lost or lessened. If you don’t write a journal, just think back to five years ago or three years. What were your dreams? Have they changed? If they’ve grown smaller – it’s time to ditch your Gravity. Pump them back up, add more into those dreams, stretch and stretch and stretch again.

If they’ve expanded – good for you! Keep soaring! And keep checking back so that Gravity doesn’t sneak in and limit you. We can all soar – when we shift our perspectives, from Gravity to Growth.


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

~Langston Hughes

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Rebel Brown
Rebel Brown consistently challenges the status quo to deliver optimum solutions and high velocity growth for her clients. She combines the strategic expertise and tactical savvy of a global Corporate Strategy, Launch and Turnaround Expert, along with the leadership and motivational skills needed to get the job done.


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