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I saw the most moving video this morning of a couple who had been struggling with infertility for 17 years. They recently found out that the wife was 5 months pregnant.

This has me thinking.

Three-feet-from-gold

All of us at one time or another dreamed BIG. We wanted to be this or that. We had business plans, we were excited, we spoke of it often.

And then, just like the couple above, NOTHING happened.

If we believe in a high power we prayed-nothing; spoke the word-nothing; called on the laws of attractions-nothing; tried to get started-nothing; then we gave up. We quit the dream’s team.

It’s hard being both the coach and the players of your dream. If either one gives up before the game is over; you will certainly lose.

Because the couple didn’t get pregnant after the first couple tries, they still obviously kept doing what it takes to make a baby. They were trying whether they knew it or not. I am inspired by their story. I am encouraged that just because its been x amount of days,weeks,months or years doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.

I have some “quit the team” dreams that I have sort of forgotten about. I lost interest not in the idea but in the timing of game. I decided to walk away before I KNEW if I could make a comeback. I didn’t trust my dreams coach. I didn’t trust my dreams teammates. I didn’t trust my own playbook. It was taking too long, so I walked off the field. I’m still on the team but I am not playing right now.

I don’t know many people who have waited 17 years on a dream. Most of us won’t wait a year. One thing is for certain, if you quit before the end of the game you will never win. 

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