Dare to dream.
Dream the details.
Imagine the day when your dream comes true.
The next step in making your dreams a reality is to:
Surround yourself with people who support your dream.
In turn, support them in their dreams.
In this way, you will succeed.
Once you have learned how to dream BIG, and have found a dependable, supportive group of people…
The NEXT step on the road is to:
Be willing to sacrifice, and be willing to walk away from those who criticize or distract.
Of all the lessons I have learned in life, this one was BY FAR the HARDEST to implement.
I am a “rescuer”. I love to help those who are in need. And there is nothing wrong with that trait…
You have the proper boundaries in place that will allow you to walk away from those needy people who are just there to “TAKE”, and don’t actually WANT any help because they actually like living in CRISIS MODE.
It took me over thirty years to learn the difference.
But I CANNOT overstate the importance of learning to tell the difference between a person who is WANTING your help, and a person who DOESN’T.
When you find yourself in a relationship of any kind with the kind of person who LIVES FOR CRISIS….
RUN AWAY! As far and as fast as you possibly can.
They will derail your dreams faster that a speeding bullet train.
So… here is the next thing you need to do if you want to make your dreams become your reality.
Always Be Generous and Loving in your pursuits.
Lift others up because you know that your biggest assets in this journey are the love and support of those around you.
Let go of anyone who tries to hold you back.
Do not judge, and do not allow yourself to be judged.
Keep your eyes on the prize.
It doesn’t matter whether people understand your intentions.
It doesn’t matter if you fail in your first attempts.
Because, I can almost guarantee that You WILL fail in your first attempts, but that is okay, it is in the failures that you learn to succeed.
The journey will be full of unexpected turns and amazing adventures.
My favorite example of this is my fourth child. She is a miracle.
I had my tubes tied after my third pregnancy, and so therefore thought my child bearing days were over.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that I was going to add one more child to my family.
I was advised to end the pregnancy due to some health complications, but I refused to even consider ending the pregnancy.
I carried the baby to term and delivered a healthy baby girl with very little complications at all.
She will be turning ten years old tomorrow, and I honestly cannot imagine what life would have been like without her.
She has been one of the GREATEST ADVENTURES of my life.
Being her mother has taught me to embrace the unexpected changes that life brings us because it is inside those “SURPRISES” that the true beauty of life lies.
Take time to thoroughly enjoy achievements along the way.
Always REMEMBER that:
The biggest dreams are full of the
the deepest disappointments
and the most adversity.
I have always held onto the dream that I would someday experience REAL LOVE.
That before I died, I would know what it felt like to be loved unconditionally by a man.
But before I could appreciate the gift of love, I needed to feel the heartbreak of betrayal.
Jeff is a Dream come true, and because of the abuse and betrayal in my past, I will NEVER take him for granted.
SO don’t let the heartbreaks and disappointments that life has in store for you make you give up on your dreams. Just know that a dream worth dreaming is also worth fighting for.
But I think that the BEST advice I can give you on making your dreams a reality is: Keep an unrelenting focus on your goals.
The word is a verb.
It is an act that starts with a single thought.
It’s not something that happens to you.
It’s not a story you can watch play out on its own.
It is not a description of something attained by a
It’s not a for being in the right place at the right time.
Dreaming requires your active participation.
Plan for success.
Structure that single thought in a unique way that describes joy, contentment, peace, happiness and success for you on a very personal level.
Nurture and feed that thought so it can grow.
Chance opportunities will present themselves, but don’t rely on chance.
Rather, be prepared to forge ahead when doors open for you.
If you dare to dream, be tenacious in pursuit of that dream.
Invest yourself heart and soul.
Even before you reach your goals, you will inspire people to set their own.
With every challenge that knocks you down, people will see you as a example when you get back up and soldier on.
If you want to change the world in a positive way, dream with passion.
See the path to the finish line as your life’s journey.
And when one dream ends, celebrate and start a new one.
Show us how it’s done.