The Simply Luxurious Life®: With Balance And Determination  

December 13, 2010

With Balance And Determination

“Don’t be fearful of living up to your dream.”

Restless. You know the feeling I’m talking about. Your mind won’t turn off, you keep running through scenarios in your head, you can’t seem to sit still.

I believe we all have the potential to reach our dreams if we only have the courage to pursue them, but in not doing so, the best version of ourselves continues to be masked. The feeling of restlessness that was mentioned above is actually a good sign, believe it or not.  A sign that your dreams want to come into fruition.

The easiest thing to do is to succumb to fear and let your dreams slowly drift away. Often times not knowing how our dreams will be accomplished freezes the dreamer and stunts their potential growth.

Here is something to keep in mind, it is okay to not know how you will get there as long as you are continually doing small tasks that put you in a more favorable position to be successful in the arena of your dreams.

“Pick what it is you love, and the success will come because you’re gonna work that much harder at it.”

With each bit of effort, the painting slowly begins to turn into a piece of art. And as the picture gradually comes together, so does your confidence. “Each new step becomes a little surer, and each new grasp a little firmer.”

While it is a good idea to do your research in the field you are interested in and become knowledgeable of other’s success stories, keep in mind that each person will find their own way to success. Even two people such as Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey, who have each made very successful names for themselves in for the most part the same business – television/hosting,  went about making their names in different ways. One had a prominent family name to help get the ball rolling and make connections, while the other began from the ground up.  Don’t get me wrong, each of these women paid their dues and then some, but my point is even as Oprah dreamed of being Barbara Walters, she had to carve her own path to get there.

"Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies."

-Carrie Bradshaw

So whether it be in love or your life passions, my advice today is to remain restless, don’t squash this feeling because it is your dream trying to tell you to chase it, to make it your reality. Don’t settle for what someone else says you should attain in life, capture your dream making it a reality that makes you realize the success you knew you could acquire. Because after all,

“Happiness comes when you have balance and success.”

Steadily go forward with a little blind faith, a strong determination and an undying passion, and you, while remaining in balance, will discover your much earned success.

Images: (1) Source (2) Oh Fashion Model (3) Source (4) That Girl In Pearls

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At December 13, 2010 at 2:27 AM , Blogger Hermine said...

This is such an amazing post to usher me back into the WWW. Everything you said is right on point...i've been feeling restless these last few weeks so maybe its a hint in the right direction

xoxo Hermine

At December 13, 2010 at 8:45 AM , Blogger A Casa da Vá said...

Wow - you left me speechless...

Just what I needed, thank you!

At December 13, 2010 at 12:42 PM , Blogger VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Your Monday post is SO great,dear Shannon:-)))*

All those images and these qoutes are realy touching because is true!

Thank you so very much for share these usefull thoughts!


At December 14, 2010 at 11:58 AM , Anonymous Melody said...

Inspiring for me today!

At April 1, 2011 at 8:22 PM , Blogger A Casa da Vá said...

Just read this again... amazing! Just what I needed, thank you friend!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!

At December 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shannon, amazing post, as always. I have a quick question about the 2nd photo. The young lady is holding a slide clutch. Your site is where I first saw these awesome bags but I've had trouble finding them. Could you direct me in the right path? Thanks.

At January 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Unfortunately, I am not sure who made this as I posted it nearly 3 years ago. I do apologize.


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