I (Andrea) love doughnuts. Not all doughnuts. Certain tasty, wonderfully gooey types of doughnuts. The kind that are filled with custards and chocolates and fruits and other tasty goodness.
When you buy a filled doughnut, you have an expectation - of filling. You ask for a Boston Creme, and you want CREME. You’re not looking for an old fashioned. You don’t want raised and glazed. (I know a lot about doughnuts!) You buy your doughnut, expecting to bite in and receive a lovely surprise waiting for you inside. But there’s nothing. It’s an empty doughnut.
No jelly. No creme. No chocolate. No fruit. Just a hollow cave where your expectations were supposed to be.
Hope is like that empty doughnut. When you dream about having something, or doing something or becoming something, it’s fantastic. When I own my own business… When I’m thin…. When I have enough money… If I could work from home... It’s great to dream about it. To hope for the future. You have to have dreams and hopes and wishes. But you just can’t stop there.
If the baker stopped just at the point of baking the filled doughnuts, you would have a hollow shell of a doughnut. If you stop just at the point of wishes and hopes and dreams, that’s all you have.
You can hope and wish and dream all you want, but until you take action, there's nothing there. There's nothing happening.
Have a plan of action. Figure out your next steps - and start taking them. You have to put substance to your hopes and dreams and wishes. Otherwise it's hollow and pointless. And an empty doughnut is pointless!!
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Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.