Sometimes when we take that first step toward fulfilling our dreams, there's no clear direction or light at the end of the path. Forget seeing campfires or blazing neon This Way signs. Carrying a torch and finding direction through the flickering shadows of doubt can be tricky and disheartening when rejection snuffs out success. So why do we keep relighting the wick, hoping for a different result?
Three weeks ago I signed with a publishing company to publish my first book. And just like that, something I worked hard for and spent years wishing for became a reality. A tiny light at the end of that very long road became a roaring bonfire of celebration, burning away a huge pile of rejections.
Recently a contestant on a television talent show was asked why he decided, after 22 years, to re-ignite his dream of being a famous singer. His reply was simple. “Don’t ever give up on your dream. You never know when it’s gonna show back up.”
I am blessed, living proof that relighting the wick is a good thing.