Reblog: “Action Stations 2 – Dream Advice” by Emma Capell

Thanks to another fellow blogger, Diane Reed, I came across this post I missed by Emma Capell she wrote back in 2013 at “Anyway I Digress“. It speaks a lot to what I feel and struggle with and she puts in all in perspective for me.

Emma and I have the same passion sharing these posts with you as part of our continual search of within and without. I can’t say it any better than this when she talks about what her vision and mission are: 

My vision is to improve the quality of others’ lives (make you happier) by giving you ‘fresh eyes’ with which to interpret and therefore navigate what life throws at us.

If I can make one person happier as a result, it will be worth it!

My mission is to create a tribe of like-minded people, open to learning and maturing, who connect with other subscribers and contribute comments and advice. The positive energy and healthy attitudes will help to rub off on each other and improve the quality of lives by rubbing off on those we love also. I can’t do it without you.

So, here’s a little taste of what I’m talking about in Emma’s writing and her reflections. It’s a lot of what I’ve been feeling lately. I hope you enjoy it and that it speaks to you and gives you food for thought as much as it did for me:


Action Stations 2 – dream advice

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“Back to Barbara Sher‘s philosophy (think I will forget Picasso. I have digressed too far).



So, if we figure out what we were put on this planet to do, what we would feel unfulfilled in life on some level if we didn’t do. Would we rush to do it?

Hell no, probably not! Our resistance rises up and stops us. It would make us anxious doing that thing we want to do, so some part of our brain says don’t do it, be safe, stay here on the sofa and eat and watch TV instead. And I do!

Do you have anything inside you, which you often ponder on and even sometimes declare you will do, but don’t even get started? For me I would like to write a book (fact or fiction) on relationships and love, or paint paintings, or create videos or an online magazine, or be the next Oprah or be a career/life coach and help people like Barbara does, or be the person that escorts VIPs onto their private jets and yachts, making brilliant conversation in 4 languages (when I’ve fully mastered them) and making them laugh along the way (most odd I know, why am I sharing my weirdest secrets here?), or write hit songs in the style of Christina Aguilera for my singing daughterKatrina Capell, or in the style of Adele for my singing daughter Lucia Capell, or be a public speaker on some subject or other (yup, got over my fear of public speaking luckily) or, or, or….. Do you see my problem? A true Scanner (jack of all trades, interested in far too many things to settle on just one).

But less about me. Have you ever brainstormed like that? Perhaps if you did it every day for a week and exercised that muscle, you might find furtherdreams hidden in the recesses of your wishing brain. And just maybe if you found/created a large enough group of people, they could help you achieve one of your dreams and remind you to keep going until you got there even if you had to back off for a couple of months in the middle of your journey and be mentors to each other.

And who knows how you’d feel if you achieved a dream? You might hate it. Am I afraid of success? You bet. Why would anyone pay me large sums of money to do anything which I find easy and surely anyone else could do? I would feel almost guilty. Well I plan to overcome all of that and just bloody do it! Forgive my potty mouth. It seems appropriate.  If it brings in money which I can accept, great.  If not, at least I will feel fulfilled.

Wow this was a bit open, even for me. If you don’t laugh at some of my dreams, above, I won’t laugh at yours. Apparently you should never share them with friends and family, only to strangers and preferably strangers who have already praised you and you feel comfortable sharing with. So I hereby say that you are all awesome people for being bloggers, being open enough and motivated enough to want to give you time free of charge to other bloggers by sharing your wisdom and thought with us. You are all even more wonderful for reading my blog at all and reading this far today.

Do you dare to reveal any dreams here in the comments? They don’t have to be something necessarily achievable, in case you hadn’t noticed :)!


Haven’t you ever wondered why you’re here and what you’re supposed to be doing? I have — many times — and stalled in the process of challenging myself to do something about it. If I’m honest, there are times I find I like my couch way too much.

I can surely relate to what Emma is talking about and have to admit maybe I don’t do some of the things I’d like because I’m not wanting the success and all that goes with it?? (Hmmm, that’s a true confession.I don’t really have any answers on how to change that other than to keep working on it to get better. I keep trying.

At this stage of my life, I’m just discovering my dreams and what I’d like to do. Most of my life was spent doing for my family and supporting hubby. It’s different now and I’m enjoying the freedom to process it. There are dreams coming into my life I never pictured (i.e., pine cones — perhaps travel, a little more writing and hopefully talking podcasts — who knows).

I’m in awe with how my life is unfolding and what is manifesting. When I open myself up and free the energies that have been holding me back, there’s no limit to what opportunities the universe will present to me and to you.

What are some of things you’ve been dreaming about but just haven’t gotten off the couch, yet? What is stopping you?

Happy Friday everyone — hope you all have a great weekend. If you’re watching the Superbowl this Sunday — enjoy — and don’t mind me if I cheer on my Denver Broncos!

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6 thoughts on “Reblog: “Action Stations 2 – Dream Advice” by Emma Capell

  1. I can’t really say that I haven’t followed any of my dreams…they haven’t all come true, however I did go after them and try. Now I realize that the dreams that did come true went beyond what I expected and they were the important ones that led me to my purpose in this life. In retrospect, perhaps the only “wish” that didn’t materialize was to have a lifelong partner, however I accept responsibility for that one not happening because it wasn’t at the top of my priorities – I was too busy chasing my other dreams! But you know what they say…it’s never too late…I have met couples who met in their 70s, 80s and even 90s!

    • I admire that, Bev, knowing your dreams and going after them. You had that mindset right from the start. I can see why you’ve realized so much success and fulfillment in your life. I can say that, for me, the one dream I had as a child was to have a family and a home. I’ve definitely realized that and cherish it every day.

      The rest I’m still discovering as I’ve spent the better part of my life coming out of my shell and learning who I am. That’s been hard and never thought too much about what I wanted to do and dreams until, really, now. I always thought what you did was for your family and to support your partner in life.

      Now, at this point of my life, it’s different in having the freedom to explore what dreams I might have. It’s taking a while as I still have a tendency to draw back in my shell. I’m learning and having fun with it and can finally see some results — my pine cones are starting to sell (yeah!).

      In seems like our lives are reversed, Bev, in terms of our dreams and how it seems like we started at opposite ends. I’ve realized the main one I had and so have you and we’re not finished yet. Keep holding onto your dream for a partner. The energy you put out there for it to happen no doubt will bring it to you.

      Thank you for sharing. I love we can do that for each other. Hugs! xxoo 🙂

    • Thank you, Andrea. It is a wonderful place to be. I am enjoying the freedom to discover and pursue my dreams. It’s like a clean slate everyday and a breath of fresh air excited to see how each day will unfold. I’m so thankful to be in this space and for the opportunities. 🙂

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