Dream Your Life

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Impossible is Just a Word!!!dream team

 

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who scores the winning goal or hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen or the most popular person at school? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

 

Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that, dreams! and our aspirations easily collect dust in the attic of our mind

 

This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day just barely existing. But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.

 

The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this. However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.

 

Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Unfortunately for the bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does 🙂

 

On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams, and tattered aspirations. If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you think impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream.

 

Give this exercise a try. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do.’ And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.’

 

Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’

 

As of the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’

 

As you work through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.

 

You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic. Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.

 

On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.

 

Thomas Edison once said that “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.

 

Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.

 

So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

To your success and take care 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Dream Your Life

  1. Paul Henderson

    Hey Terry,

    what a great post buddy. Well written and meaningful. And I totally agree with all that you say.

    There have been some very real examples of things in my life that were ‘impossible’ initially, and which after some consideration and master-minding, were not only possible but achieved with flying colours.

    So I know for a fact that what you say is true. And that’s what motivates me to keep going in this IM business, even though I find it fraught with difficulty at times.

    With effort, things that seemed initially difficult, become clearer. And things that seemed totally unachievable just move up the ladder a rung or two into the ‘difficult’ slot. With more learning, things just move up the rungs.

    When you start, the big bucks are right at the bottom of the ladder cos you know nothing and everything is ‘difficult to impossible’. But with time, diligence, learning and achievement, the $$$ climb the ladder a rung at a time, and eventually they will come up to meet you – almost naturally. You just have to keep on learning, and not quit.

    OK, that’s enough rambling. Great post Terry 😉

    Paul

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  2. Timothy Sartin

    Great Post Terry.

    I really love what Tony Robbins has to say about conditioning your mind.

    Basically, there’s a big loop. If you feel you have potential, you take more action, if you take action you get more results, if you get results you believe you can be successful and you are. You just snowball either up or down in success with this cycle and it all stems from certainty,

    Anyway, end rant!

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  3. Robert Watkins

    Hi Terry!

    Cracking post!

    In the words of the great David Cassidy:

    “Dreams are nothing more than wishes
    And a wish’s just a dream you wish to come true…”

    And I love the layout of your posts 🙂

    May all your dreams come true,
    Rob

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  4. mattew

    Nice post Terry really inspiring mate.

    Live your dreams don’t dream your life!

    Reminds me a bit of a clip I saw this weekend that said the marketers who make it were the mad ones they have got to be mad to keep persevering when everyone else gives up.

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  5. Chris Cole

    Hi Terry,

    great post. I’m a firm believer that the only limiting factor is yourself. If you believe that something is possible, then you will always find a way to make it happen.

    Many people limit their capabilities by having the wrong mindset, or even letting others influence them.

    Form time to time we all suffer from this, but the key is to recognize this and put a stop to it.

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  6. Dawn Kay

    Hi Terry

    I think low confidence holds a lot of people back.

    They think they can’t do something – so they don’t (lol)

    I always say there’s no such word as can’t.

    If you can’t do something, then find someone that can!

    * Outsource it
    * Find something your good at and swap your services for something you need doing.

    There’s always a way around it.

    Take care

    Dawn

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  7. Sue McDonald

    Hi Terry

    Nothing is “impossible” just change it a little and it looks like this I’m possible. You can succeed at anything you really want to.

    You don’t seem to be around for a while so I hope all is well with you.

    To YOUR success

    Sue

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