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This morning I woke up hearing these words in my mind. I reached for the computer and with my eyes closed, just started typing. I’m not sure where it came from or what I must have been dreaming, but I wrote it just as I heard it. When I read it later today I thought it wasn’t half bad, so I decided to share it with you. Comments are so welcome on this one! Here it is…….

You can do it! Don’t listen to the naysayers, those that haven’t done what you’re trying to accomplish, or those who never will. You are the only one who knows the dream in your heart. Don’t listen to the voice in your head that doubts the passion of your heart. The heart is always right, even though the head can sometimes appear quite convincing.  That passion was put there for a reason. Honor it. Treasure it. Listen to it! Follow where it leads you without question.

The road may be a new trail and the path may appear bumpy. You might be scared and even feel afraid, but you know deep in your heart that the fear isn’t real. It’s just your body experiencing something new and the mind starting to play survival tricks with you all over again. That voice of fear may come in handy if a tiger is chasing you, but not today. Today is the day for the dreamer in you to surface. So wake up your inner dreamer. Give your inner dreamer permission to shout its message to you and shine!  Listen to what you hear if you’re scared. For when the passion is louder than the fear, you’ll succeed. You can do this. I believe in you! You’ve done things scarier than this before and you’ve lived through those experiences too. So go for it!

You Can Fly!
You Can Fly!

Walk right on up to that ledge, stand on the edge and look down at your knees knocking, your whole body trembling, and don’t mistake the excitement and anticipation of your experience for fear of the unknown. Feel the adrenaline coursing through your body, and then, when your rational mind least expects it, jump! Leap into the unknown knowing that it’s the only way for you to achieve your dream. Jump into your future. The ledge is no place for dreamers. You were born to fly. Jump and let those shiny wings of yours do what they were made to do. Embrace the adventure called LIFE and soar. I know you can do it, for I’ve seen your wings. I know that they’re there waiting to unfold into the glory of who you really are.

Sometimes when you’re not looking I see them try to poke out of the confines your mind has placed around them. Trust me when I tell you that you can fly. If you don’t believe in yourself yet, trust what I tell you and allow me to believe in you until you see it for yourself. And when you believe it, you’ll see it. And if you’re not ready to believe it quite yet, just pretend with me for just a bit, until your own belief grows so strong that no ledge can ever hold you back.

You were born to soar with the eagles. So come with me. Bring your dream into your mind. Feel the excitement. Taste the fear- and jump anyway! I’ll be there to fly with you, wingtip-to-wingtip, soaring over the mundane and the mediocre, the boring and the predictable. Woohoo! Doesn’t that feel good to stretch your wings, your limits and the boundaries of your mind and allow what’s in your heart to just burst forth with enthusiasm and say “YES!” to the dream? Go for it! Dip a little to the left, bank through that turn and whoa, watch out for that thermal. This breeze up here is strong and sometimes unpredictable, but we can handle it. You can do this. After all, it’s your dream and you were born to fly!

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Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter.

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Excellent post Gail. Infact, I’ve always thought to myself that in
    another life I must have been a BIRD! Wingtip-to-wingtip, I’m
    right there with YOU too! I think you are awesome and
    so are your recordings and blogs. Rock on GF!

    I’m gonna retweet this for you also. Other “birds” need to
    read it!

  2. You dreamed that for me!
    God is good and he knows exactly when we his children need encouragement through others.
    Thank you for following your heart.
    Many blessings to you,

  3. It sounds like at least in the subconscious you are listening to the TRUE voice, that of your heart and not your head. Your heart knows all and when you learn to follow it with Faith and Love – you will fly. Now that you h ave glimpsed the Truth you will never, ever be happy to live without honoring it because it will call to you every day. So, keep listening and loving what is truly alive in your heart, even though you meet challenges and obstacles. Water that flows down a mountain hits trees and rocks that are larger, but it flows around or under on its journey to where it must go. The same is true for you. Your heart knows your destination, let your mind learn to love the journey.

    May love light your way.

  4. Were you in my head? Are you reading my mind, my ongoing tape I play to myself almost every day, all day, all night, knowing it’s the only way? Funny because I’ve had an eagle painting I had planned to sell & recently put it up on the bedroom wall so it’s the first thing I see in the morning.

    You expressed all this so eloquently! It is a privilege to read your post to start this awesome week of change!

    With much gratitude,

    will TWEET THIS UP!

  5. Thank you for all of your comments. I greatly appreciate being able to share my thoughts and interact with you in such a great way. I’m responding to your amazing responses, while I’m at the Thin Air Summit in Denver, CO. Blogging has given me such an easy outlet for sharing and what humbles me the most, is that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing for you. Thank you again for your support and for being such an important part of our family. We love and appreciate you!

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  6. This proverb came to mind… “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” ~Chinese Proverb

    This is a classic! Writing when half asleep is good Gail, it works 🙂

    It struck me as I read…this voice, this presence, wise true one that speaks to us and instructs the more mortal self to jump, leap, have faith…This voice, that ‘mountain top’ voice…how do we keep THAT presence and potency with us in the valley? Just listen, take action, have faith, listen some more.

    Each of us is ‘born to fly’ with our own passion and our own distinct purpose. If we would just listen. Thank you my friend for scouting out the skies. And for obeying the call.

    Wishing you abundant joy, peace and love

  7. Thank you, Gail!♥♥♥

    There is no question that all your blogs come from
    total inspiration. You’ve got a line to the SOURCE.

    Because you serve without thought of reciprocation,
    this line of love comes through you, inspiring all of us!

    I appreciate you. You’ve the heart, the soul, the most
    incredulously intuitive healing hope extending out for all.

    All the many dreams of flying over the years since of
    tiny child, reminiscing, bring me subliminally to be
    cognizant of this power. You’ve been led to share this.

    You’re helping us all be aware, in seconds, we CAN fly.

    It is a simple process to believe, to have faith; it happens.
    Thanks, also, to Julette, to Lee Ann, to Jim, to Bonnie, to
    Dr. Mani, to Supergirl, Shelly, Nadezda, for their perspective.
    We are all one; interwoven, each with our own individual thread
    of our life, we can be lighter, as with lift ourselves to fly, we
    engage all the interwoven threads. We will lift all of us, now.

    Now it’s time to spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically,
    and social heal, evolve, exercise our faith into a trust to fly.

    With all my best wishes to each and all whom you bring, with
    your love and light and inspiration, all are blessed by your blog.

    Each of you, and Gail here will always feel the empowering,
    exciting, exhilarating, energy in abundance. Drink it in; enjoy!

    I am here to serve, with all the love, and light, and promise to
    give you my best gifts, and to help each of you reading Gail’s Blog.

    With best and warmest wishes to be here for you, to help in healing,
    health and wealth and happiness blessings, dreams coming true for
    you and all you love, I invite you to reach out to one another, to me.

    With all blessings of abundance, always … with an aloha nui loa, your

    Forever friend,

    Zna “Trainer”

  8. What an amazing, inspired and inspiring piece of writing. It’s beautiful and I want to thank you for the reminder and for the inspiration for a post.

  9. I knew the picture of that eagle reminded me of a
    quote – and today, I found it written down in my
    diary… I’ll share it with you, it’s one of my
    favorites while thinking about mediocrity:

    “And there is a catskill eagle in some souls that can
    alike dive down into the blackened gorges, and soar
    out of them again and become invisible in the sunny
    spaces. And even if he forever flies in the gorge,
    that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his
    lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than
    the other birds upon the plain, even though they soar.”

    – Herman Melville, Moby Dick.

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