|Cropped screenshot of Judy Garland from the trailer for the film The Wizard of Oz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Cinderella didn't recognize her beauty and while she had her daydreams, she remained reluctantly subservient to her nasty step-sisters. Her luck changed when her fairy godmother arrived on the scene, presented her with her famous glass slippers and gave her a chance to see a sliver of the good life on the other side of her bucket and mop. She didn't go looking for her glass slipper when it was lost, but resigned herself to just wishing that wonderful life would blessedly come to pass once again. It was a rags to riches and back to rags story with a happy ending because the handsome prince arrived to save the day...glass slipper in hand. Yep, she was LUCKY!
It makes a huge difference whether you view your circumstances from Dorothy or Cinderella's shoes. While people are blessed with luck and fortune every day, waiting until your "fairy godmother" shows up to change your circumstances is a long shot. Dorothy knew each day you spend waiting for your luck to arrive is one day less you could already be "home". She ventured out on her own and in the process learned she was not alone, discovering she had more abilities than she once imagined.
One thing I know is that YOU are not alone. Everyday there are countless individuals going after their passion, living their dream and it started because they went looking for it.
You can wait, dream and hope you have a fairy godmother to get you to the ball and a handsome prince that will find your matching glass slipper and rescue your dream when it's about to be over or...
You can look at what you already have to get you where you want to be and start tapping those ruby shoes together to get you on your way.
|Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, 1938 Sixteen-year-old Judy Garland wore these sequined shoes as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
So what shoes do you want to be wearing?
Kathy Brunner is an author, speaker and branding specialist. She helps people discover their passions and move from burned out to fired up.
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