Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.

Elizabeth Gilbert

It doesn’t serve you well to be spineless.

It doesn’t serve anyone well for that matter, when your wishes and expectations outweigh your willingness to work and give birth to your dreams. Not that there is anything wrong with a good wishbone. Cracking that bone after you make your wish, is just a signal to start running. It’s a signal to get dirty and tired, yet most people simply stop. They erroneously believe that splitting the wishbone will magically make all their dreams come true.

That is not the case.

Realizing you have dreams is a wonderful discovery. You should make love to those dreams. Make them yours, all yours, but that is only the beginning. A glorious, onerous, intense, frustrating, topsy turvy beginning.

Your wishes cannot outweigh your tenacity. You cannot trade in your backbone for a wishbone. If you do, you’ll be running from one idea to another, working up a great sweat, but having nothing to show for your effort.

It’s not that you don’t work hard or dream big, its just that you don’t aim in the right direction and may not be determined enough to will yourself to get there.

Having a backbone is important. You have to learn to say no to a lot of people; especially friends and family. They will not understand where you are going, until you get there, and they are able to see what you see. They are not you. They want you to be happy, but cannot possibly understand what is going on deep inside of you, and you have to help them see by making your thoughts become something. By taking your dreams and turning them into reality.

Don’t stop wishing and breaking wishbones, but find make sure your backbone is not out of place and brace all your efforts against it. Drive forward. Drive relentlessly. Drive unapologetically. Drive tenaciously.

It doesn’t serve you well to be spineless.

Your backbone is not your toy, but your engine to greatness, so put it to work. Enough wishing already.

Drive hard and fast towards what you want.