Dreams, Diabetes and Balloons

September 2, 2017

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Success is defined by Maya Angelou as “liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Churchill said that “success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” But what does it mean to fulfill a dream?

“A dedication to become happy and a willingness to not only ask for, but then to receive and accept more in your life.” —Christel Nani

Woo Hoo! Another dream comes true. With great pleasure, I shout out congratulations to the newest and probably most excited Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Handler, herein named as MTDPBH or MBH for short.

According to a recent Daily News article, these positions are very hard to get and usually take about five years of applying and hoping. For Ms. MBH, it took less than a year. She did, however, have to take on a second job, as you must work at Macy’s to even be considered for the parade.

Keeping the goal in her mind’s eye, helped her work double shifts and long hours. Learning that almost all balloon handlers work at a New York Macys, did not deter her, but rather activated her archetypal energy of a Detective to figure out the application process. And when they neglected to even email her back a rejection letter, she persevered and essentially, haunted them.

Viola! It worked.

Did everyone support her dream? No. Was everyone happy that she achieved her dream? No. And that’s the thing about pursuing your dream: you have to surround yourself with people who support you, and insulate yourself from people who do not encourage your highest good.

So to recap: Following a dream, first requires some dedication to your happiness and a willingness to receive more than you presently have in your life. And second, to create a support system of friends and family who value your happiness.

As a supporter of MBH’s dream, I will be at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in November for the very first time. If you live in NY or plan to be in NY at that time, let us know and we can
form a cheering section.

Preventive Medicine Tip:
And for those of you struggling with metabolic syndrome, remember that one of the precursors for diabetes is forgetting, abandoning, or getting too busy or caught in your circumstances to even allow yourself to dream. So start dreaming!

How to achieve your dream:

  1. Write down your dreams, and allow yourself to dream big! The energy of excitement and anticipation has to swirl inside of you.
  2. Create a vision board to have visual reminders of your dream that help keep the energy alive and activated within you.
  3. Step outside your comfort zone. Take a chance; take a risk. A piece of guidance, so simple yet direct was heard early in the morning: “Nothing will change unless you move.”
  4. Find your cheering section and avoid the curmudgeons, victims or naysayers.
  5. Look for synchronicity—people and events will arrive in your path to accommodate your dream—make sure you pay attention these resources.