Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Accomplishing your dreams

A few people I know are always amazed that a few
of my best friends and I rarely miss a swell. How do you manage
that they often ask? How is it that while we are at work
you are surfing or traveling? Arranging your life so you can
surf regularly is no different than working at a job you love or
living the life you'd hoped for.

Maria Brophy, the wife of renown surf artist Drew Brophy, writes
a great blog aimed at helping artists. Sometimes Maria's advice
is more about life than art. That was certainly true of today's entry
entitled "Breaking Through to the Other Side". In her post Maria
chronicles her breaking through from a job "slaving in the insurance
industry earning six figures pushing an intangible product" to "living
my dream life doing what I love". You can read her blog at

What do you want for your life? What waves do you want to surf?
Are you stuck where you are now feeling disheartened, dissatisfied,
distressed or even depressed? How can you get "Unstuck" (Dr.
James Gordon's great guide to overcoming depression)? Maria, Dr.
Gordon, and all who have arranged to organize their lives so they
can catch every swell or travel understand that all that is necessary
is to identify where you want be, take the smallest first steps in that
direction, pursue that goal with patience and passion, and don't let
fear get in your way.

Create a life where you are surfing the waves you'd like not one
where you settle for less.

1 comment:

Maria Brophy said...

Breaking through to the Other Side (getting unstuck) is sort of like bungee-jumping.

You are scared, and hesitate, sometimes you don’t make the jump at all because you chicken out….but when you do finally make that plunge, it’s exhilarating and it all works out great! (And you’re so glad you did it.)