Is Your Dream, Really Your Dream?

Is your dream, really your dream? Or was it influenced by other people? John Maxwell says, “You cannot achieve a dream that you do not own.”

When I was younger all I wanted to do was be a stay at home mom. Not because anyone told me that was what I should be doing, I just wanted to be like my mom. I saw that she was always there for us girls and I wanted to do the same for my kids. 

Through our infertility I had lots of time to discover other things that bring me joy, besides the thought of having kids.  After we adopted our 3 kids, I could see that God did not intend for me to be a stay at home mom.  I had too many other things I wanted to do and to be honest, I needed a break from my own kids. 

So even though I was influenced by wanting to be like my mom, it really wasn’t my dream.  But, since I work from home and have my own business I can still be there for my kids, that was the real dream.

What is your real dream? What are you doing today to move towards your dreams?