Reach for the stars

How do we aim for something so far away yet believe it can yield results right where we are? This is something I am trying to figure out, with the help of others experience and expertise, as well as my own. It is difficult, sometimes incredibly so, and sometimes doesn’t seem to bring me any closer to goals I have worked on setting for myself. Remember to take breaks, and to reassess where we are going and what we can accomplish right at this moment – big or small.


Let yourself dream both when you are asleep and awake. Wanting to achieve things is ok, and can be beneficial. It can give something for our mind to focus on, especially helpful on days where thinking clearly and briskly is more difficult.

Pursuing or dreams will result in movement towards them if we keep in mind what goals we are seeking to achieve at a particular time. We don’t have to reach them today, or move into a position where we know we are going to achieve them tomorrow. As long as we can see them, close or out in the distance, we can aim our status to move in a direction towards them.

So, reach for the sky, and if you pull some stars down, be grateful for their brilliant light. And maybe aim a little higher next time? πŸ˜‰

PEACE to you dear friends.


7 thoughts on “Reach for the stars

  1. AP2 says:

    Sometimes we have to go slow in order to go fast. I would say the bigger the goal or ambition the steadier the pace should be. You can’t sprint a marathon. Keep on keeping on brother. Peace to you too! πŸ™

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    1. Hamish says:

      Slowing down really is important. I’m figuring out how to do this while maintaining as much forward progress as I would like. As you remind me though, sometimes backwards and sideways are fine directions too. 😎

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  2. E. L. Jayne says:

    i’ve always been into planning, setting goals, and dreaming. as a very driven person, when i set my sights on something i get tunnel vision and work until it’s achieved. it’s a double edged sword though. when i don’t make progress on my goals one day i feel a sense of guilt and failure. i’m trying to be okay with taking a break when my mind or body needs it. πŸ™‚ thanks for this thought-provoking post! <3E

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    1. Hamish says:

      Being ok with where we are on any given day is a lifelong goal of mine too! Different days I am better and worse at it, but still trying.

      Thank you for sharing, and providing little pockets of hope to relate to. 🧑

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  3. Holly says:

    I adore this, Hamish. I’ll be honest with you; for months now, I’ve felt stagnant. The dream is still there, the hope is still present, but everything has felt so discombobulated that it has been difficult pressing forward. I’ve not really been ‘showing up’ to the progress as I should have been.

    This point of yours is so good, “Remember to take breaks, and to reassess where we are going and what we can accomplish right at this moment – big or small.”

    — Yes! I wholeheartedly agree. Sometimes rest is a critical requirement because if we don’t, we may look back and find that we are moving in the wrong direction. Reassessing where we’re headed, as you say, gives us a better perspective to know what we need to do right now, today. Sometimes that’s all we can do — small, baby steps. Then pray and hold on to the faith that the bigger picture will one day become clearer.

    “Pull down some stars and be grateful for the brilliant light….,” wow, my friend, that’s beautiful! ❀️ Thank you for this amazing post, as always. You are a treasure.

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