Work-life balance feels like a dream to some and the myth to others. We have all these great ideas, but when push comes to shove we don’t feel we have the strength to get it done.
In today’s episode, I want to peel back the layers of Self Doubt and help us create the life that we want. But it’s going to take sitting down creating a plan and pressing on to tomorrow.
Listen to episode: (00:31:25)
The J. B. Sisam Show will return next week. In the meantime, enjoy this blog post and if you’ve missed any episodes, get caught up here!
We’ve all heard countless celebrities say, “follow your passion and never give up on your dreams.” The problem with that seemingly sound advice, it never works. In fact, it fails most people and they give up after failing.
I’m talking about passion, dreams, and why we should never start pursuing our passion. In this wide world of writing and desiring to get that book written, passion should be the least of our worries.
As a pastor, I’ve listened to plenty of people who shyly look away when I ask what they’re passionate about. They either don’t know, or they believe they’ll give the wrong answer. Why? People have a hard time identifying their passion.
We believe passion is self-focused or introspective and are afraid to identify it. But is it? If we identify our passion, that means we’ll have to do something with it. Most people have bought the lie, ‘I can’t do what I love.’
Everyone who has ever lived or died had a purpose to fulfill. Everyone has dreams of the future and regrets of the past. But it’s how we live our life that determines our purpose for tomorrow.
When I look or walk through a grave yard I see one thing; countless untold stories, unwritten books, unsung songs, new ideas that have never been formed, or adventures never taken. It breaks my heart when someone doesn’t live to the full potential that God has placed within their lives.
Goals, dreams and the future are things that we all want. They elude some, but those who keep their eyes on the prize will cross the finish line with success. But so many people are focusing on the wrong things that their dreams begin to die.
In the craze of Pokémon Go, people have their heads buried in their phones and tablets trying to catch the most rare Pokémon. I recently downloaded the game, and found it was not worth the hype it’s generated. But now all I see is people with their heads down, staring at the wrong thing. They are not walking toward a successful future or goal.
A couple years ago, my wife and I went to a VIP screening of a movie called “The Identical.” The movie stars Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and newcomer Blake Rayne. Here’s the story from their website:
Identical twin brothers (both played by Blake Rayne) are separated at birth during the Great Depression. Their parents (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) just cannot afford to give them both a life beyond poverty, so one is adopted by loving family.
This past weekend I listened to a podcast by Cliff Ravenscraft, the Podcast Answerman on Ambition (episode 445). In this episode he talked about letting your voice be heard regarding your vision and dreams for life. Two week’s ago on episode 50 I talked about how we should be dreaming God-sized dreams. What we dream affects our thoughts and impacts our future.
[smart_track_player url=”https://soundcloud.com/jbsisam/jbss-052″ title=”The J. B. Sisam Show ” artist=”Episode #52″]
You can find the audio archives of this show HERE!
Just today I found on Twitter from @CoachChristineC, who is in my community said this on her profile. “Don’t give up on your goals just because it takes time to see results.” I was so impacted by that statement I responded in-kind, “and that’s the problem, people want that quick win. We can’t always have it. This is why we should keep pressing forward.” To which she said, “Yes, I see it all the time. What they don’t realize is that if they hadn’t quit it was right around the corner.”
Life, business, family is all good, but if we don’t know where we’re going they will all fall apart. Vision and dreams are what keep us motivated for the future. Dreams are the bread and butter of where we want to be and gives us the roadmap of how to get there.
In today’s episode we’re talking about dreams. We’ll be looking through the life of Joseph and how dreaming God-sized dreams didn’t stop him when life became difficult. Welcome to the 50th Episode of the J. B. Sisam Show!
Listen to the Audio:
You can find the audio archives of this show HERE!
Dreams. We all have them. But very few act upon them. Why do we dream, and once we know what our dreams are, how do we act upon them to see them come to pass? But how do we face our fear of the unknown, while trusting God to pull us through? Today we’ll be looking at what it means to dream big and how to place action steps to those dreams.
Today’s leader feels hopeless, that the dreams they once had are crumbling. They get up, go to work, come home, go to bed and it all begins again the next day. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m sure we all agree that it’s time to seize those dreams and make them a reality. It’s time to stop living as the status quo, and begin making waves.