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Take a step, just one, you have no idea where it may lead!

What’s your dream?

That thing that burns deep in your soul, whispering to you whenever the noise around you dissipates long enough for you to hear it? We all have dreams, hopes, aspirations. Our soul is crying out to be heard. Over time the screams get louder and the flames more intense, until we can no longer ignore our calling.

But what if you can’t hear your soul’s desires?

Have you have become so disconnected from yourself that you don’t know how to listen to that inner voice, let alone start to act on it?

The most important thing to do is get still.

That’s it. Simply get still. Find a way to quieten your mind, to switch off the monkey chatter that so beautifully distracts you from the real reason you’re here. Turn off technology and tune into yourself. Meditate, go for a run, paint, cook, sit under a waterfall, a tree, the stars. It’s irrelevant how you do it, just set the intention to try. 


Sometimes we don’t take a step towards our dreams for fear of the bigger picture.

We feel overwhelmed by the enormity of what potentially lies ahead of us. Freezing and stagnating in our own procrastination, we become apprehensive about taking a step in case it’s the wrong one. Scared that a wrong decision will send us on a wild goose chase that needs unravelling later, we prefer to remain stuck.

But I’m here to tell you this.

Take a step, just one. It doesn’t have to be a massive leap of faith where you feel as though you’ve jumped off a mountain with no parachute. It can be the smallest movement forward. Because any movement sends out the positive message to the universe that you’re ready. You have the intention and courage to embrace the next stage of your life, even if you don’t know where it will lead you. And that’s okay. You’re not supposed to know.

You’re not meant to have all the answers to your future.

And if you did, guess what? You’d be so put off by your own journey and what lies ahead, that you may choose to opt out and bury your head in the sand instead. You’d question how that one step could possibly steer you to where you need to be. 


Convincing yourself that the journey ahead is so vast, that ignoring a tiny step would make no difference anyway. The universe wouldn’t even notice, right? Wrong. As Steve Jobs said “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference.”

How true is that? If someone had told me five years ago where I’d be right now, I may not have signed up for my own lifetime membership package. The trials and tribulations that I’ve endured would not have appealed. Preferring to avoid them at all costs, I’d have hoped that ignorance led to the hard stuff disappearing in a puff of smoke. But as I say that, I also know the incredible journey would have been missed. With all the heartbreaking lows that lead me to appreciate the unbelievable highs and happiness created along the way. The opportunity to connect with so many amazing people who have surrounded my life, even if just for a fleeting visit. This too would have been lost. So I’m here to encourage you.

Take a step, just one, you have no idea where it may lead!

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Sarah Willoughby

Sarah Willoughby is an Author, Speaker, Spiritual Mentor, Reiki Practitioner and Intuitive Energy Healer. Passionate about encouraging people to reconnect with themselves and love who they are, Sarah is committed to empowering each person she works with to heal, be peaceful and transform their life. Sarah’s forthcoming book on infertility is motivated by a desire to be a voice for others, help remove the silence and provide hope to those navigating this difficult path.

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Pamela Shuster

I enjoyed this article. I am a 54 year old Grandma and I spent the majority of my life raising my children and taking care of my family. But I have always had a dream of working in the healthcare field. So, now that my children are grown, I decided to go back to school and make my dream come true. But I was scared. Would I be able to do it? Well, I did it!! I majored in Medical Billing and Coding, and I graduated with honors!! And, I was just hired as a Medical Scribe. I will be working from home, which is exactly what I wanted. Dreams really can come true! Just believe in yourself, and don’t let anybody get in your way.

Teresa Deery
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Teresa Deery

Well done Pamela that’s brilliant congratulations. Your right about having the belief in yourself.I will keep going and pursue my dream of becoming a nurse and will never give up xxx

Maureen
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Maureen

My dream is to finish my studying on counselling and be the best one I can . To find and share my life with a new true love . And live at the beach 🏖 I raised my father and I would like to share my life left with someone special ❤️

Isha Panditrao
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Isha Panditrao

I have a dream to become Psychologist and help people overcoming depression through counseling. But my masters degree is in field of computers. Now I 39 but I still feel I want to fulfill my dream. I also dont havw the finances to pursue the licnese degree for becoming Psychologist. But yes this all cannot stop me. I believe in the power of thoughts and will keep on trying to achievr me dream. I will become a psychologist and serve the purpose of my life.I have gone through severe depression and never got help. But I will make sure that I cab help others to overcome this dreadful disease

Marypantohan
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Sounds so wonderful. How can I not try this

Fran Merkh
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My dream is to feel loved, I’ve been invisible for too long. I want companionship, fellowship, and intimacy. I believe it’s possible on this Earth to have this consistant focus, consideration and kindness for people you love although it will not be perfect. It’s the very description of our relationship with the Lord if He indwells us. In this intimacy is life, the breath of life I long to experience.

Batoul
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Batoul

My dream is to have my own business to change my life

Teresa Deery
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Teresa Deery

Such an inspiring article, Thankyou for sharing Sarah. Iam 44 years old and a grandmother to my beautiful 1 year old grandaughter who now lives with me full time. Grandad helps out too in looking after our grandaughter. Like Pamela I have raised my family and felt I put my life on hold in doing so. I have always put my children first. I have always wanted to become a nurse. I went back to study the university access course part time last year and will begin year 2 now in September which Iam excited about. I love the course and have meet lovely new people. Even though my grandaughter now lives with me full time. I feel I owe it to myself and I deserve to go to university to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse.

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Greg

Thank you so much! Going through a divorce. It’s not as bad as it sounds, my wife and I are separating on peaceful terms because we are both Christian. No lawyers involved, we are able to work out everything on our own. Since I have accepted Jesus in my life I have finally acknowledged my living in the past, and admitting this has freed me from over 40 years of bondage. HALLELUJAH! ! !
I remember a verse “for verily I say unto you, owe no one anything except to love one another “. I cry everytime I think of this. Now I see the beauty in everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, etc. Talk about open up my mind, HALLELUJAH! ! ! AMEN! ! !

NMcDowell
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At 72, I dream and pray for God to implant into me a ministry and to give me a voice to speak and financial means to carry forth His word. Become an Inspirational & Motivational Storyteller for God.

Mary Davis
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Thanks for this loving and compassionate article, Sarah, and the reminder to take a step in the direction of our dreams. With love. xo

PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU
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PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU

AMEN THANK YOU JESUS

Sherryramlogan9
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Sherryramlogan9

Good Monday morning…have a great new week ahead..and thank you for that wonderful article….and I guess in life timing is everything for all your adventures…we learn by experience and know which button to push…

Mary aloise
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Mary aloise

Bryant and Jennie..I took a baby step once and nothing happened
What should i do??

Cynthia Susan Ostrunic
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My dream is to have all the money I want and need to get everything in tip top shape and be able to have some fun and build houses on 10,000 acres of land for unwanted animals. Money to build lots of homes on the land and lots of shelter on the land and pay families to live in the homes and care for the animals.

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Satsuki

Thanks a lot Sarah …life is so challenging sometimes hard …when nobody arounds you trust gives an advice in life …I really glad to all the message I receive from MCGILL ÁND YOUR ARTICLE

Margo
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To be realistic, we’re not all going to be able to fulfil our dreams, whether we give up or not. Dreams are dreams they don’t all have a happy ending. It doesn’t look like my dreams will come true, or every homeless person will become rich in a luxury house. Dreams are just wishes and false hope for some people. We’re not always meant to have our dreams come true. That’s Walt Disney land. I’m not a believer in dreams coming true.

Anna Schofield
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Anna Schofield

My biggest dream is to be an artist. After 16 years of working in administration I took a leap of faith and became one. Now life challenges me in a different area and my dream may need to be put on hold. I hope I find the right answers to stay on the path as I love what I do.

Ruben
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Ruben

My dream is to find the love I miss in my life. To marry and be happy…and a roadtrip in Norway with a mobile home.

Sheela Chilloyee
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Sheela Chilloyee

I enjoyed the article it is very encouraging thks a lot MCGILL MEDIA

Melissa Rose Rothschild
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Beautiful encouragement, Sarah;Life is a journey, one step at a time. Our dreams manifest our reality. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

Angeliki Anastasia
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Beautiful Sarah I am already enjoying one of my greatest dreams!! I mean, learning from Sophisticated Professors just like you and beautiful, wise teachers in McGill Media was beyond my wildest imagination!! My life has changed enormously! I look at Life in the most wonderful way! I feel sooo inspired, I love myself much more and most importantly no one makes me feel stupid or worthless anymore!! In my past very intelligent People made me feel like a giant Zero!! Everything has changed, I feel free, loved, needed!! What an unbelievable dream that came true!! Thank you Wise, Compassionate Sarah and thank you very much to McGill Media for saving my life!! 😇🙏❤️♥️🏆🥇🌹😍🎸🦋🎹

Susan Furner
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Susan Furner

Fear is a big thing to overcome when your dream doesn’t go right. Maybe I missed a sign or took a misstep. I don’t think it was an unrealistic or unattainable dream. In my heart I know I must try again, but fear is a big boulder to climb over. Time does not wait. All I can say is I am working on it and God willing I will be able to keep on keeping on.

Chrissy
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Chrissy

How do you know what’s a step forward when you think you are doing all that you can do

Jocelynne
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Jocelynne

My dream has been to get my post masters in art therapy so that I can eventually open my own art therapy practice. I have been working as a therapist for more then 10 years with my Masters degree but I have a draw and strong desire for art therapy. I just need to take the leap and stop saying it will be when the time is right. The time is right now. We have the money but I also have a toddler so not much physical time. 🙁

Julia Kinandu
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Thanks for this sweet reminder if focusing on our dreams.What I loved most is the fact that I do not need to figure the future out. I get lost in these details. Lovely my and thanks so much.

Angeliki Anastasia
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Beautiful Sarah, I adore your dreamy article!! Woooow how incredible!! I love dreams and their interpretations! My favourite dream is being inside a giant platter of spaguetti with fresh tomato sauce, minced meat and three types of grated cheese!! In my delicious dream, I eat all the giant platter and I never gain weight!! Then I have this great big smile on my face but I am still soooo hungry, soooo I order another giant platter of heavenly spaguetti!! Hahaha!!! Thank you Sarah for your fantastic article!!! ❣️💕😇🎖🥇💫

PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU
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PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU

PLEASE PRAY FOR OLD WIDOWS HOME.HELP TO OLD AGE WIDOWS IS MY DREAM PROJECT THANK YOU

Ruth Barnhart
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Ruth Barnhart

My dream is to own a 7 to 10 acre farm grow nongmo veggies and fruits organically, must have a fishing river or stream on property so I can fish whenever I have a chance, swim in warm weather and give away food to needy people. ruth

Fknothing
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Fknothing

Live the life you dream. This is absolute nonsense. Because I do live in my dream, maybe too much. All my loved ones are scarred by the truth that spits from my body.
I am one step away from being sent into psychatric hospital. Anyone can decide that your are armful to society.
So, please , put headphones on and dream for 7 minutes. Then drop them.