It's Not a Matter of 'If,' It's a Matter of 'When'

03/27/2015 06:58 pm ET | Updated May 27, 2015
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Here's the truth about your big dreams and visions:
It's not a matter of "if," it's a matter of when.

We're not gifted with big, sometimes crazy scary dreams and visions unless we have everything we need inside of us to make it happen. Yes, sometimes there are things to learn, experience, fail at, or do before they can happen... but they're ours to bring to life, and we don't have to be anyone else, or anywhere other than where we are right now.

The thing about this truth that many people don't realize, we're in control of the when. It's not out of our hands, divinely timed fate, or coming down to other people taking action on our behalf.

It's up to us.

It's up to us to take the actions necessary.
It's up to us to get out of our own heads and way.
It's up to us to clear limiting beliefs and blocks.
It's up to us to be willing to make big shifts.
It's up to us to be okay with possible failures on the way.
It's up to us to try as hard as we can.
It's up to us to be willing to get vulnerable.
It's up to us to invest in ourselves and our future.
It's up to us to become a beginner and learn.

It's up to us to stop making excuses... because there will always be a reason why the time isn't right, someone is in our way or trying to bring us down, we don't have enough of something, etc. Always.

So it's up to us to decide when we want our dreams to come to life. And often we hide behind the reasons and excuses, because that's easier than owning up to the fact that we're the creator of our own lives, and that means we have to get to work if we want amazing things to happen. And the work? Well, sometimes it's really hard and scary and uncomfortable. So we sit around and wait for a "better time", because schedules and money and blah blah blah.

I started working towards this business when I had no time and no money. I had no one who understood and "got" what I wanted to do. No one who understood or "got" me for that matter. I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew what I was called to create, so I just started moving. I decided that my "when" was going to be as soon as possible... and while there were certainly days that I threw my hands up in the air and parked it on the couch for hours of mindless TV, I always got back up and back to work. I never gave up. I never stopped hustling and committing, every day, to making it happen.


There's absolutely no question that you can create what you want to create... not one.

I have hugely unshakeable faith in you and your dreams. That's not the problem. Whatever your dream is, it's not unrealistic. Whatever your vision is, it's not crazy. Whatever your hopes and goals are, they're absolutely possible for you. I know that.

Stop waiting for someone to tell you that you can.
Stop waiting for someone else to do it first before you believe.
Stop waiting for the "right time" or a less crazy calendar.
Stop telling yourself you don't have enough of something.
Stop listening to negative people with no sense of possibility.
Stop letting time slip by without taking any action.

You decide when. You and only you.

So when are you going to choose?

If you're ready to build a business around your passions, I hope you'll join me on April 6th for Your Passion-Based Business™.

Stephenie Zamora is the founder of, a full-service, life-purpose development, design and branding boutique and author of Awesome Life Tips book. Through her Mastery program, she merges the worlds of personal development and branding to help men and women build passion-based lives and businesses they love. Click here to access her free Foundations for Unshakable Joy™ video training series and learn the unexpected trick to transforming your life with one single question!

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