Your Dreams Not Coming True? Could This Be Why?
Have you ever had something hit you so hard that you just know you have to share it...and even if you try to put it off, you can't really get anything else done until you do?...
Two days ago, I was reading my personal development book for the week. This week, I chose Tiger Traits by Nate Booth.
Since then I cannot, and I mean cannot, stop thinking about an idea that was mentioned in the second chapter.
Want to know what it is?...
What is the LIFE of your dreams?
Ok, I know you've heard that a million-billion times.
But really, what is the LIFE of your dreams? And could this question be the answer to why your dreams aren't coming true?
What really jumped out at me is the difference between dreams and a LIFE of dreams.
Let me explain.
Most of us focus on the activities we want to have happen and the material possessions we want.
So we work and work and work toward those activities or possessions and eventually we accomplish them...right? But, in the process we forget that we need to live the LIFE of our dreams every day....not just in a few sporadic moments that once they pass we say “Is that really all?”
There really is a big difference between the idea of dreams, and the LIFE of our dreams.
When your upline or mentors taught you about writing down dreams, what kinds of things did you write down? Perhaps you are already in the realm of this “life of dreams” concept, but most of the things on my list were like this:
- Be top producer in my network marketing business
- Go skydiving
- Have time and money to do whatever I want whenever I want
But, what I discovered from this simple idea was that my list of dreams were not “full” enough. They didn't include who I needed to become and who I would help.
The life of your dreams will include more of the “intangibles” and have the activity and possession dreams intertwined.
- How you spend your time
- Who you are with
- Who you have become
- What you can do for and give others
Now, here's what a life of dreams description might look like:
- I spend my time with those who uplift and encourage me
- I have a loving family and I get to spend as much time as I want with them
- I am a person that people love to be around
- Because of the person I have become, I have attracted hundreds of people into my network marketing business.
The difference is that the LIFE of your dreams encompasses every-day living. It is what makes you get up in the morning and want to live. It is what makes you happy. Dreams, by themselves, are awesome achievements that we should most definitely still be doing whatever it takes to get, but the life of our dreams is something more fulfilling.
Try writing out a description of the LIFE of your dreams right now. This can of course include what your personal life looks like as well as your business.
Nate Booth suggests making sure that your description includes “a healthy dose of the person you will be and the gifts you will give” (28).
This is what it is really all about isn't it?
When you see yourself accomplishing your dreams, do you not see a better person? Do you not see a someone who is generous and giving?
There really is no point to living if we are not personally improving and striving to become better and certainly there is no happiness if we are not focused on what gifts we can give to others.
Now, this question is one that, if used consistently, will make your dreams comes true:
“Is this moving me toward the LIFE of my dreams?”
How powerful is that?
I know it is going to make a HUGE difference in how I approach and spend my time. How about you? Please vote and comment and let me know what your take is on this concept. =)
Go live the LIFE of your dreams!
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