The Invisible Wall Between You and Your Dream

Luke Jackson
6 min readNov 12, 2019

I’m so glad you’re here, I wanted to talk to you specifically, the person who just decided to try the next strategy on productivity, who just read that book about how to REALLY be happy, who woke up really early this morning for a run for the first time in a month because you’re sick of feeling lethargic all the time. You’re the person that has a fire inside them that never died out, even though it always feels like it’s 10 steps forward and 11 steps back.

I wanted to share my adoration and my love and my sense of belonging to you, as many had tried for me for so many years. These words may just be text on a screen, but just as a beloved teacher and a treasured student share a bond of learning together, you and I are both for each other on the same journey of self-growth.

I know it seems like I’m talking to everyone or no one. But I’m not talking to the people who found “success” early on and decided that achievement for achievement’s sake was the end-all-be-all. The ones who never forged their own path, the ones who decided that a safe life was enough.

No, I’m talking to You, the Person, who despite growing up feeling like less than everyone else, despite all the dark days of self-loathing and depression, despite the toxic people pervading your space, despite the countless people you’ve tried to please, the strategies you’ve tried, the countless hours of work you’ve put in desperately trying to change for the better, has never let any of these passing challenges touch the fire that burns within them; the fire that tells us that we can be better, that we can be happy, that we can achieve great things in the service of others to make the world a better place, that we can be worthy of the love that is offered to us no matter how much we tell ourselves we’re not.

If this is true of you, we’re the same soul. Let these words hit you with the love that you’ve felt you’ve had to work for your whole life. The truth is you never had to work for it, you were always worthy of it from the very beginning.

“Worthiness has no Prerequisites.” — Brene Brown

I would encourage you to think of all the work you’ve put in to improving yourself, to getting better, to being happier. Every action and intention you had has been worthwhile and…

Luke Jackson

Designer. Musician. Writer.