Three Super-Simple Kick Starts to Living Your Dreams
– in the next 15 minutes
by Kathi Lipp
Is there a dream that God has given you, but you are waiting until the kids are grown and you
have money in the bank before you get started?
You may not be able to enroll in a month long pastry making class or take a week off of work to
get started on your novel, but today you can take three little baby steps to making your dream a
1. Go Public with It
It’s a little scary to tell the world what you want to do when you grow up—but this is one
little step could get you closer to living your dream than almost any other. Plus—it takes
very little time and you don’t have to raid your kid’s college fund to make it happen.
When you gather up all your courage and tell your best friend, “I want to learn how to
paint,” suddenly she remembers an old art book she has laying around she would love to
give you, or her friend from church who teaches art classes. The people you know and
love want to be a resource. Give them the privilege of being a part of making your dream
2. Join an Online Group
This is one of the simplest—and cheapest—ways to start exploring your passion. Find out
who else is talking about restoring antiques and listen to their conversation. Start by
Googling your interest along with the term “online groups.” You will be amazed with the
number of people who want to talk about the proper way to care for 1950’s lunchboxes as
much as you do.
3. Don’t be Afraid to Pray
I remember the first time I put an offer in on a house—I wanted it more than I had
wanted almost anything else in my life. While I knew that I had dozens of other people
praying on my behalf, I was too scared to pray.
I didn’t want God to tell me no. I was afraid to pray until my co-worker Kim asked me
(in a loving, kind way), why I didn’t believe that God wanted His best for me. Don’t be
afraid to pray—as with anything amazing in my life, the path is never what I expected,
but it has always been obvious that God’s hand has been on it the whole way.
21 Days to Living the Life You’ve Always Wanted
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN-10: 0736929665, ISBN-13: 978-0736929660
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Paperback: 224 pages, Retail: $12.99
As women, we forget the goals and dreams of our younger years. The busyness of everyday life gets in the way. To-do lists replace goals. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in our hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor motivates women to take daily steps toward intentional goals. The end result? We get back our lives and enjoy living in the confidence of a purposeful life in spite of our chaotic schedules.
This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman.
Finding the balance between living day-to-day with purpose while pursuing the passions God has placed in our hearts is a delicate pursuit. In this refreshing, insightful book, Kathi lays out a doable plan that makes sense and helps make our God-given dreams a reality. Never stop dreaming, because women who dare to dream do make the world a better place.
author of MomSense: A Common Sense Guide to Confident Mothering
Publishing Manager, MOPS International www.MOPS.org
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