The other day I was out shopping with my daughter. I really was just passing time with her, as I didn't really need anything. While perusing the mall, I came upon the most beautiful red high heel shoes on the clearance rack. Now, clearance rack or not, I had absolutely no need for a pair of red high heeled shoes. But, being the lover of pretty shoes that I am, I just had to try them on. OH they felt so good. They were not excruciatingly painful like most high heeled shoes and they looked so good!
Oh but I don't need any red high heeled shoes, I said. Where would I ever wear them? The first thought that came to mind was that I would wear them to my first book signing. Yes, book signing. I have recently decided that I would start to work on a book including some of my blogs and maybe some new stuff too, so that people who read my blog would have a reason to buy the book.
Why am I telling you what shoes I am going to wear to my book signing before I have a book, before I have anyone interested in publishing the book, or any readers interested in buying the book? Because that is how it works! I want everyone to know that before your dreams become reality, you have to believe in them yourself. You have to see yourself as a finished product, book in hand, or whatever you have decided your dream is. I have visualized my book on an end rack at Target. I have seen myself signing books. I have seen what the cover looks like and smelled the fragrance of the paper it is printed on. And now I have bought the shoes I am going to wear at my first book signing. It might not be tomorrow. But it may as well have been yesterday, because it has already happened in my dreams. And I have the shoes to prove it.