Pursue Your Dreams with Purpose, Passion, and Persistence

My grandmother and I had a Saturday ritual of baking a butter-rich pound cake. The ritual included my licking cake batter from the spatula, and then from the residue on my fingers and hands.

On one Saturday, my grandmother put the cake into the oven, and then told me to sit at the kitchen table. She took the opposite seat and asked me what I wanted out of life. I was eight years old, and up until then, conversations with my grandmother had not been so serious. I fidgeted and squirmed and then replied, “I don’t know, grandma.” My grandmother detested the words I don’t know, so I was hopeful that she would give me some information that would help me find the right answer.

She said, “Some people live their life with purpose; they have aim, they walk like they got somewhere they got to be, like somebody is waiting on them to get there. Then there are people who blunder their way through life; they wake up in the morning and unless somebody tells them what to do, they don’t know.” She said, “Diane, your job in life is to find out all that God has in store for you. Doing that will give you aim and purpose.”

Now, my grandmother was a big woman, so when she said “All God has in store for you,” she stretched out her arms and hands in a way that seemed as if the whole world awaited me. That message set within me a tremendous sense of curiosity and adventure and has become the way I check-in with myself to see if I am on purpose with what I am doing. I offer the following to you as lessons from my journey.

Think about your own dreams and aspirations, and then consider the following:

  1. Where are you going in your life?
  2. Do you have a dream or aspiration, or are you just blundering your way through life?
  3. Have you allowed someone else to hold you back or take over the journey to your dream?
  4. Do you know where you are in relation to your dream? Is it lost or on the shelf?
  5. Do you want to climb out of the back seat and drive the open highway of your destiny?

Subscribe to this blog, and let me know if these ideas work for you.

My very best to you, Diane

About Diane Jordan-Grizzard

Diane's mission is to serve as midwife to the birth of men and women's dreams and possibilities. Diane lived in Liberia, served as a midwife, owned a business, and witnessed the military coup. These experiences and her formal studies inform her approach to executive coaching, large and small group facilitation, writing and speaking. She has 20 years experience in organizational leadership and effectiveness.
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