Want to Learn How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality?

Want to Learn How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality?
February 23, 2017

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”—Colin Powell

My coaching practice exposes me to a wide variety of people from multiple cultures every day. Generally speaking, they fall into three basic categories: dreamers, risk-takers, and those unmotivated to take any action at all.

Dreamers tend to well… dream. They dream about ideas, places, cultures, adventure, and new beginnings. But when obstacles arise that challenge their ability to turn their dreams into reality, they abandon them and move on to the next thing. Maybe someday…

Risk-takers don’t stop; they keep going. For them, a dream is a goal with a deadline. They take risks knowing that things will get difficult, and when they do, they tell their “inner tough” to get going!

The unmotivated often take some action, move forward, and then stall—usually out of fear. Content with the status quo, they believe that dreams are just dreams that will never come to fruition. Pessimists, they resist change with a vengeance.

Risk-taker, dreamer, unmotivated bystander? Which one are YOU? We were all born to dream. If you are a risk-taker, you constantly look for ways to push that dream up the path to success even when others question you, make fun of you, or “feel bad because you are working so hard.” They are afraid you might change. What they don’t realize is that change is what you seek.

But change takes a lot of work and the willingness to take risks. Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, and Steve Jobs are highly visible examples of successful risk-takers. They each had a vision and put every single ounce of their energy into pursing it. Look what they have accomplished.

Whether your goals are altruistic, financial, or personal, there is no reward without consistent action and the drive to succeed. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”—Walt Disney

Are you ready to follow YOUR dream? Choose what you want for yourself, not what your family and friends want for you. Stop trying to make everyone else happy. Create your own legacy out of things that are important to YOU. Only you have the potential to make your dream a reality. Only you, and no one else.

Every day, I meet dreamers who wish they could write a book, start a business, run a marathon, or accomplish other great things. Every day, I meet dreamers who spend their whole lives thinking that if they could only accomplish this or that, they would become happy. But thinking alone won’t do it; action is required.

Dreamers believe that successful people are lucky and have it easy. Wrong. Success is not easy, and most people who achieve it are not just lucky. Unless you’re willing to hustle, to work hard for your dream, you will never bring it to life.

But if you do put in the effort, happiness will come knocking on your door, and you will know that you have achieved it without the approval of others. Instead, others will come looking for YOUR approval.

So live your dream; work for your dream. Take risks that make sense. Don’t be afraid to go after what you want, not what your friends or family think you should want.

It’s your life, it’s your choice, and it’s your dream. Go get it!

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Posted in Mindset by Mari Pizarro