Don’t Let Your Dreams Be Dreams

don't let your dreams be dreams
dont let your dreams be dreams

You got dreams that you want to achieve, right? 

First of all, call them what you want. There are some (this used to be me) who wouldn’t call their dreams “dreams,” because let’s face it, that doesn’t sound macho or tough. 

But, that’s what they are. A dream is any image, idea, emotion, or sensation that occurs in our minds. Anything that we envision ourselves having that we don’t yet possess is, in fact, a dream. 

So, call it what you want, whether it be goals, desires, or anything else. But for me, I’m going to stick with dreams. 

Back to your dreams. How often do you find yourself dreaming about a life in which you are not yet living? Maybe it is while you sleep, at random times during the day, at work, while you’re watching television shows at night. Whatever time of the day it is, how often do you find yourself getting lost in your thoughts of living a life that is different from the one that you are living now? A life that you would rather be living? 

Good, now ask yourself what you are doing to make those dreams into your reality?

Here’s the deal, you can want something with all of your heart, you can spend every second of every day envisioning yourself living a life that you are not currently living, but unless you actively pursue those thoughts that pass through your mind, you are never going to actually achieve them. 

I am guilty of this as well. 

Too often we spend much of our time in our thoughts, and not enough time putting in the effort that is required to make those thoughts become our reality. We are flooded with wants and desires, but when it comes down to actually achieving them, we make excuses for why we can’t instead of why we can.

Dream Your Way To Success

I could share thousands of quotes with you to help spark your motivation, but to save both of us the time of reading thousands, I am only going to share one – one that I hope resonates with you as much as it has with me. 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs

If you want to achieve any of your dreams, then you need to start by being crazy enough to think that you can achieve them. Only once are crazy enough to believe that you can achieve your dreams will you then find the strength and motivation to pursue them. 

Avoid A Living Nightmare

We all know how quickly our minds can flip. One minute we are dreaming, and the next moment we are having a nightmare. 

Let me tell you something. If you don’t start chasing the things that you want in life and if you aren’t willing to give every ounce of effort that you have towards achieving the things that you want in life, then you are going to look back when you are older and have nothing but regret. You will be living a nightmare because you will have wished that you would have done more of the things that you wanted to with the time that you had. 

We all only have so much time on this earth, time that could be taken away at any given moment. Why would we want to waste any of it? 

From here on out, don’t just think about your dreams as only being dreams. Make them become your reality. Be one of the ones who are crazy enough to believe in their dreams, because it is these individuals, and only these individuals, who will ever actually stand a chance of achieving their dreams.

Michael Bonnell

7/20/2019

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