“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.“
You have a dream. Either you know it or you don’t. If you don’t know it you are envious of those who do. There’s nothing more inspiring than to watch someone articulate his or her dream with energy and passion. It’s ten times more inspiring to watch them as they turn their dream into reality to live it every day. Those are the people who create the start-up. Those are the people who rise through the ranks and become CEO. Those are the people who run a non-profit that feed thousands of hungry mouths every year. Those are the people who go to school in the field they desire and are now excelling in that same field. Those are the people who get the patent for the invention they have tried to create for several years. Those are the people who wrote the movie that is now being played in every AMC Theater. Those people are all very inspiring. These are the people we all strive to be every day.
Don’t Know Your Dream
However, that inspiration isn’t much good if you don’t know your dream. If you don’t know your dream you are in a bad place. You may be doing well. You may be doing extremely well but you are still in a bad place. You are in a bad place because no matter how well you are doing it could never compare to living your dream. There is nothing else like it. The fulfillment you feel is incomparable to anything else on this earth. The joy that you feel is extremely satisfying. The peace that you have with life and more importantly yourself is undeniable. The term bad is relative but the point is that there is a good out there that you have yet to experience. No matter how happy you have been in life there is a level of happiness you have yet to feel. That is the beauty of life. Living your dream is one proven way to increase your chances of reaching those unknown levels of happiness.
If you are lucky enough to know your dream then you are probably working on that dream as we speak. You could be reading this blog just to get some pointers to help you turn your dream into reality. Your dream is important to you and you are committed to making it a reality. You understand that your life has meaning and that meaning is for you to live your dream. You aren’t there yet but you are on your way. Just knowing your dream is a win. It is the starting point of your ultimate achievement. You have your direction. You have your marching orders. You can now move past the exploratory phase and move into the execution phase. Now that you know your dream you can do the necessary actions to make it a reality.
You Must Take Action
Make no mistake. Knowing is not enough. For anything to happen in your life you must take action. It is that simple. Do not let your fears of not being perfect stop you from taking action. Do not let your fear of success stop you from taking action (yes that is a thing). Do not make the mistake of waiting for the right time to start. The right time is now. You must take action now. That action doesn’t have to be throwing the dice and risking everything you have in life regardless of the risk at hand. You may not be able to do that because of your life circumstances. However, there is no denying that you are able to take some action and you must do that now. Take an action that makes you uncomfortable. Maybe not to the lose all your worldly possessions but to put yourself out there to the world so the world knows you are working on your dream. If for no other reason than to get some experience under your belt you must take action now. You might fall flat on your face but that experience will be invaluable towards the success that you will ultimately achieve. Remember the success that you will achieve is a culmination of all the actions you have taken. Therefore you must take action and lots of action.
Already Living Your Dream
There are some of you out there that are already living your dream. Kudos to you and the actions you have already taken to do so. Your goal now is to continue living that dream. You can never take your eyes of the prize. Doing so could lead to losing that prize. As Rory Vaden so eloquently stated, “Success is never owned, it is rented and the rent is due every day.” As a successful person you know that good habits are the window to your success. You also know that growth is key to being better at anything that you do. Therefore it's important to have good habits and it's important to grow those habits as you strive to be better. This is your reminder that just because you are living your dream it doesn’t mean you can just sit back and lose focus. In order to keep living your dream you must stay focused by continuing to take action, have great habits and grow. It’s only a reminder because as a successful person you already knew that.
To wraps things up let’s all acknowledge that you have a dream. You are currently in one of three places. You have a dream but it is hidden somewhere in you and you need to figure out what it is. You have a dream but you are not currently living it. You have a dream and have taken the right actions to make that dream a reality. In all 3 places you have one thing that you need to do as it relates to that dream. That one thing is to take action. You need to take many actions. Those actions need to be focused on living the dream. You all have a unique dream and no one can tell you what your dream is or how to achieve it. That is your responsibility to learn on your own. The only way that you learn what you need to achieve your dream is to take action. You will have to take many, many, many actions. You will need to take action daily. Some of those actions may seem unsuccessful when you fall flat on your face. Some of those actions will be big. Some of those actions will be infinitely small. All of those actions will be necessary in order for you to fulfill your desire to live your dream. It really isn’t a desire. It is an obligation. Let this be your reminder to fulfill that obligation. Read this reminder and close this email, window, tab, computer or phone with a vibrant spirit to go take action. Go take action now. Your dream is waiting on you to do so. As always I wish you the best and remind you to enjoy the journey.