Dreams do NOT come true. We have been programmed to believe that getting what we want requires a miracle and miracles don’t happen to us.
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
Let’s approach this a little differently.
If I had told you a few years ago that a commercial plane filled with people can land on water, not crash and explode, and no one die or be seriously hurt, would you have believed me? Probably not because SO MANY things would have to be done just right in order for that to be a reality. Basically, it would take a miracle.
Pictured below is of a vibrant 16 year old cheerleader, competitive gymnast, and an excellent student. Well, she is a miracle too. Samantha Scholl is a double-heart transplant survivor.
Obviously, miracles happen for Samantha Scholl.
You CAN have your dreams come true!
Everywhere people offer negativism. It can be overcome! Here are some of the reasons that you may believe that you are unable to live your dreams and solutions to overcome them.
- I am scared that I will FAIL!
- Everyone tells me it is impossible.
- You can not have the attitude of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind, “I’ll think about it tomorrow.” Procrastination kills the deal. Do it NOW! Run and don’t look back!
- I have other commitments for my energy, time and money.
- I don’t know where to start because I don’t have a plan.
- I get overwhelmed with every day life and my dream begins to feel like an impossibility.
This is a whopper! Fear holds us back from trying to do the best things in life because we can not “see” success. People who are dieting often put a picture of a thin person (1 or 2) on the refrigerator door to help inspire them to lose weight. That is a visual reminder that success CAN happen! It removes the thought of failure from our minds. So post a picture or a motivational thought somewhere you see it…screensaver, bathroom mirror, refrigerator door, on top the television. When you get that scary feeling of possible failure creep into your mind, BE THE BOSS! Kick it out! Think positive SUCCESSFUL thoughts! We can do what we think we can do! Did you catch that word “think”…control your thoughts.
So what! You are not “everybody” and if they don’t have your vision, don’t talk to them about it. Tell them that you like them, love them, and/or respect them, but that you do not wish to discuss your future plans with them. The end. They don’t get a say so…YOU can not succeed if you believe the negative thoughts of those that you love and are closest to you. Find positive people who will encourage you towards success. Seek mentors, groups and others who are on the same path that you are running down.
Duh! There is a time and place for everything. Learning to prioritize and rearrange schedules can be tough, but NOT impossible. All dreams do not require money from the first second of inception. Take it one day or one week at a time and add as you go. Tighten your belt, so to speak, in other areas to afford the “extra” for this project. If you want to live your dream, the dream has to also be a passionate commitment.
Brainstorm and write it all down any way you can get it onto paper. Neatness, sentence structure and spelling doesn’t matter right now. When you are finished with your multiple pages of thoughts, put them into a neat and orderly outline of events. Under each event or step that is necessary to get to the end goal and dream, list all the relevant thoughts of what is needed to succeed at each step. Seek out the knowledge of your mentors and other people who have succeeded in fulfilling their dreams. This is a process. Just like you can’t eat an elephant in one bite or climb Mount Everest in a day, you can not reach your ultimate dream in an afternoon. It is really important to remember at this point to ENJOY THE PROCESS. Don’t get so boggled down in the minutia that you forget that this is your dream and dreams are supposed to be something that adds to your happiness.
In order to be successful at acquiring and living your dream, there must be a constant passion bubbling inside of you. Have you seen the commercial of the bowl of Cream of Wheat hovering over the child’s head as he leaves for school? He ate the warm, nutritious cereal and it is supposed to be satisfying his hunger and nutrition needs while it lingers with him until lunch. Cute commercial and relevant in my explanation. Your passion must hover over your head throughout the day. It must be a constant thought in the back of your mind. It has to remain a picture in your mind. You have written down your dream and plotted the steps. Now you need to write the story of your dream. How would the perfect scenario go? Elaborate with a whole bunch of adjectives. Write a living story that is filled with passionate inspiration. When it is finished, read it at least once a day. This story is going to become your reality. Reading it will rekindle the passion and excitement of your dream. The “end” is going to be wonderful, but the “trip” should be equally as fantastic.
~The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella~
— if we have the courage to pursue them.”