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?


Add Value To Your Life Every Day

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Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said, “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.”

If you are not growing, you are reducing. Do you want to grow or to reduce?

To grow in life, in your business, or in your career, you MUST keep adding value to your life. Growth is difficult. Growth is challenging. Growth is inevitable. Growth is uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid to do the most difficult things because that is where real growth will come from. You cannot grow if you keep doing the things that cannot stretch you. When you do difficult things, you are growing, and when you grow, your life is changing. Growth is changing, not standing still, not rusting in the status quo.

When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself, “How can I make my life better than it was yesterday?” Don’t just wander through life. Make sure you work toward your goal every day. Don’t spend a single day without thinking about your goals, your dreams.

Don’t just wander through life. Don’t stand still like a rock, keep moving. Keep learning, keep dreaming, keep asking great questions, keep unlearning and relearning. Never stop doing things that will make your life better. You want to live a great life, right? Add value to your life every day.