Sunday, February 2, 2014

Let’s always try to astound ourselves

Game day is here, aka the Super Bowl, and pretty much everyone I know is gearing up for some kind of Super Bowl party, big or small.  If for no other reason, the Super Bowl is a good reason to make plans for a party, eat all kinds of junk food and hang out with family or friends.

For me, the Super Bowl is a grand ordeal this year only because our Seahawks are in it and will hopefully take on the title of Super Bowl champs, therefore clamping shut the traps of all the nay-sayers who just can’t imagine the Seahawks as Super Bowl champions.  This is a dream the Seahawks and every Seahawk fan has had for quite some time…and now the day is finally here when they are about to take part in that dream.

That’s the thing with dreams…you have to focus, believe in yourself and continue to work hard for what you believe you can achieve.  You do this regardless of what others say about you or what they believe you can or cannot accomplish.  You have to give your dreams wings and let them fly because if you listen to the nay-sayers, those wings will never form and you will never experience the possibilities available to you.

“In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.”  ~Kristian Kan~

Will the Seahawks win the Super Bowl?  I certainly hope so.  It sucks to lose, especially on such a grand scale with millions of people watching.  But if they don’t, they will have experienced what every other single team had hoped to achieve…the chance to be the best, prove they earned their spot at the head of the line and show everyone else what they’re made of. 

The dream to achieve something spectacular can completely change your life, whether it’s during the journey to get there and even after your dream comes true.  Even if you don’t achieve the full dream right away or the first time, the hard work it takes to get where you are will help you as you continue on your journey to fulfill your dreams.  If you want it bad enough, you will listen to what your heart desires rather than to what others say you’re capable of.  You just have to continue to believe in yourself and remain stubborn as you focus on your dreams to prove them wrong.

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”  
~Thomas Alva Edison~

So no matter the dream, whether it’s big or small, give it the attention, focus and dedication it deserves based on what you believe you can achieve.  Never let the nay-sayers take your focus away from the possibilities and always remember this: 

“Don't live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable.”  
~Wendy Wasserstein~


  1. Thanks Paula. Just the kind of positive thoughts I need at the moment!

  2. You are so welcome and thanks so much for following my blog - as I share these positive pep talks I like to give myself I'm glad someone else can make use of them as well!