Everything Starts With A Dream

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If you want to achieve success in life, don’t let your dream go. Stick to your dream. Dreams are what keep us going. Everything starts with a dream.

What is your dream? What are you planning to achieve in the future? How do you envision your life tomorrow? It starts with a single dream.

One thing is to have a dream. Another thing is to keep it alive. How do you plan to keep your dream alive?

To keep your dream alive, you must do what it takes to breathe air into your dream. You must stick it in your mind. You must think about it everyday. You must be consistent with your dream. Don’t say you want one thing today, and tomorrow you want another. If you keep doing that, it will take time for you to realize your dream. Marcus Aurelius said, “If you don’t have a consistent goal in life, you can’t live it in a consistent way.” You have to know what you want before you even call it your dream. Don’t waste your time pursuing a dream that is not going to survive. Pursuing the wrong dream is like not having a dream. If you plan to achieve something, let it be what is within your reach.

To bring your dream to reality, you have to do whatever it takes to get it done. Dreams come with obstacles. It is not going to be easy for you to get it done, but you can get it done. If you fail at it the first time, get back up and start fighting for what you want. Carol Burnett said, “When you have a dream, you have to grab it and never let it go.” If you really want your dream to come true, if you really want your life to change, you must do whatever it takes to make it happen. If not, it is just a dream.

Making your dreams come true starts with you. You have to believe in yourself- in your skills, determination, perseverance. Harvey Mackey said, “When you have a dream that you can’t let go, trust your instinct and pursue it. But remember: real dreams take work, they take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you are willing to do that.” Dreams come with a price. If you are ready to do the work, to pay the price, to make yourself uncomfortable, to get out of your comfort zone, your dream will come true. Until you make that decision- the decision to succeed- it is just a dream.

Sometimes to make things happen, we must put them in front of us. We must work on them every day. We must think about them every day. We must talk about them every day. We must live them. Marcus Aurelius, the great philosopher, said, “Stick to what’s in front of you- idea, action, utterance.” I will add: “Stick your dream in front of you.” When you stick it in front of you, you will never stop thinking about it.

Remember, everything starts with a dream. What is your dream?


One more time

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One more time. Give it one more try. Successful people are people who always take one more step, one more try, one more run. On the other hand, unsuccessful people do the opposite- they stop once they hit obstacles. They just quit trying.

The people who succeeded are not smarter than you, but they never stop giving it one more try. They never stop trying. They never stop failing. They never stop failing forward.

If you want to succeed, even in the face of obstacles, you have to keep pushing. You have to keep fighting for what you want. If not, what you want is not coming to you.

When you fail, don’t quit. Don’t stop trying. Learn from it, and keep going. As Dennis De Young put it, “Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.” Yes, one more try. One more try. One more time. They succeeded because they gave it one more try. If you want to succeed, give it one more try.

One more time.

Be happy with what you have

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Happiness is when you are happy with what you have, not when you are searching for more. If you want to be happy, stop searching for what you do not have. The more you search for what you do not have, the more you will ignore what you have.

Happiness is when you pay attention to the small things around you. When you spend quality time with your family, you will be happy. When you spend quality time with your spouse, you will be happy. When you help others succeed, you will be happy. When you love your job and you are doing it well, you will be happy.

When you search for happiness, you will never find it. You don’t search for happiness, you give happiness. You make people happy, and you will be happy. Albert Camus said, “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” People who are looking for what will make them happy never find it. But people who give love, are happy. People who are searching for life never live life. They are waiting for the perfect time to be happy. Now is the time to be happy, not tomorrow.

Happiness is when you let go of the things that have been hurting you, like some terrible things you have done in the past. Let them go, and you will be free. Happiness is in the mind. Happiness starts in the mind. If your mind is dirty, you will not be happy. But if your mind is clean, you will be a happy person. If you want to be happy, clean up your mind.

Happiness will come to you if you clean up your mind to be happy. Focus on the little things. Treat people with respect and dignity. Be an ethical person. Treat yourself well, and you will be happy. Happiness does not come from your big bank account, it comes from doing the little things. It comes from paying attention to your wants and needs and to the wants and needs of other people. If you continue to do that, no doubt, you will find happiness.

Obstacle Is The Way

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Obstacle is the way to success. If you want to succeed in life, in your relationships, in your business, embrace obstacles. You cannot succeed in life if you keep avoiding obstacles. Only the small-minded people want to succeed without facing obstacles. I hope you are not one of them.

Obstacles are in your way for a reason: to make you a better thinker. There is happiness when you overcome obstacles. When you overcome one, it does not matter how small, you will feel good about yourself. You will want to fight forward. It builds your confidence. It makes you stronger.

Whenever you face or run into obstacles, don’t run away. Stay with them. Think about them. If there is no way forward, change your strategies, change your path to your goals. Don’t quit. You can still succeed. It will take a little longer to get there, but you will get there.

You will get there!