Follow Your Dream and
Set Goals to Achieve It
.What Mother Taught Me: “Follow, follow, follow your dream, to the place where your heart wants to go. Look past your fears to that place in your dreams, and reach out to the YOU no one knows.” – Barbara, from her memoir, Marcella’s Secret Dreams and Stories
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• Be a Fearless Dreamer and Reinvent Yourself at Any Age! Inspirational thoughts and research about the importance of dreaming and changing your life or work if it's not all you want it to be; and the importance of lifelong study on how to get where you want to go.
“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” Jonas Salk
• How to Be All You Can Be. How do you prefer to live? Being pushed and pressed by others, or being pulled and stretched as you reach for your dream? Here’s perspective from Barbara's lifetime of experience as a self-employed individual.
“I'll never stop dreaming about things I want to do and putting my dreams and goals in writing, because my to-do list has always been my greatest motivation for getting up each morning. I hope you'll always have a new dream for something you want to do and that you'll find a way to make it come true.” – Barbara
• How to Set and Achieve Craft Business Goals. Have you ever noticed how life leads us in new directions when we least expect it, and how success comes one step at a time? We get involved in one thing, sometimes accidentally, and before we know it, we’re off and running in a new direction.
• Making a Dream Come True. How an artist found the courage to make her secret dream come true. This special tribute to Susan Young holds an inspirational message for everyone who has ever had a secret dream and wished they had the courage to try to make it come true.
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods