Do you have goals, dreams, hopes? Do they seem improbable, so distant you can’t imagine them coming true? Have you ever felt like your chance has passed you by? Have you surrendered? Well, let me share something with you today; a simple truth. There are ! And we will explore those today. But before we do you need to understand something about your dreams.
They are God given, little bits of who He is and what has been designed for your life and yours alone. No one else shares your exact dream. No one else in the world can do what you are created to do how you are designed to do it. They are exclusively yours given to you by God.
There are dreams I have held in my heart for as long as I can remember. Some have been simple, ordinary, daily things like getting good grades in school, making money and buying a house. Others have been more grandiose like helping a world of suffering people find hope, peace, security. Others have been more intimate like learning to accept who I am and living an authentic life.
Along the way, I have succeeded in many of my dreams .
I have also surrendered many. I still hold on to many more. Thankfully, as long as we live, we have a dream, a hope, a goal lurking somewhere inside of us. Sure, we can surrender, fail to acknowledge or accept them, but there is a place in all our hearts that longs for something, someone, and somewhere that we have never known or been before. And, as I have discovered in my life, it takes strategic effort and authentic .
Achieving our dreams is not always easy. And they don’t just happen by chance. Let’s face it, “Life” becomes overwhelming. We slip into getting by mode. We lose ourselves in another’s goals and dreams. We surrender to failure, fear, defeat and fate. No matter what life offers, however, those stirrings in our heart are not to be ignored, left behind or forgotten. They are to be embraced with strategy. They are to be empowered by action and response. They are to be fulfilled. So how, how do you accomplish your goals, unlocking your dreams to make them reality? God, the one who gave them to you has given you the .
1. KNOW the Vision
Sit down and write out your dream. Know it inside and out. Seal it in your heart and preserve it for rainy days of uncertainty, fear, and perceived hopelessness.
2. Know YOUR Worth
Whether you think so now or not, you are worth fulfilling your dreams. Unlocking your dreams is a birthright that you are worthy to achieve! To not pursue them is an affront to the God who made you and an unbearable loss to the world around you. YOU are worth it. Own it, not in an attitude of arrogance, but in confidence and authenticity.
3. Identify Your Barriers
I am not talking about excuses. There is a difference. I am talking about real obstacles that have and still do prevent your success. For example, discomfort. Maybe your dream is to have a sexy, beach ready body but pain and discomfort scare you away. Maybe you are in a toxic relationship or your self-esteem is at rock bottom. There are many barriers that are withholding the keys to unlock your dreams. Name them. Expose them, stare them down and demand that they get behind you!
4. Make Tough Decisions
Decisions, most often tough decisions, are required throughout the journey of unlocking your dreams. You will have to choose to overcome the barriers no matter the fear or perceived risks with decisions that may not feel easy, comfortable or safe. Don’t run away! DECIDE and succeed!
5. Put Yourself 1st
That may sound selfish but it is far from it. The fact is that unless you do, you cannot be everything you were created to be and affect the world as only you can. You cannot fully give of yourself if you are 2nd, 3rd or last. It is not arrogance, but it is wisdom to make you the first priority. I don’t mean setting yourself on some perceived throne with the rest of the world at your feet. I mean, embracing, owning and implementing whatever is necessary for unlocking your dreams and your success. Maybe it is forming a team around you for accountability, support, encouragement or even a kick in the rear end from time to time. Whatever it takes to make your life and the fulfillment of your dreams a reality, DO IT and keep doing it!
Dreams are not just meant for the night-time hours. They are not subconscious fairy tales. They are meant for LIFE, true, authentic abundant life for you and everyone around you! They are your destiny and they are purposed for positive change. Don’t dismiss them. Don’t forsake or reject them. Don’t throw away the . Own them, live them!!!
W hat are your dreams? What have you held in your heart and have yet to achieve?
A successful social media business? A happy, healthy marriage? The restoration of who you are in your heart? A sexy body? Healing from illness and disease? Weight loss, vitality, energy? Looking in the mirror and loving who you see?
Apply these today and make the rest of your life one of authenticity, achievement and success.
Article written by: Carl Mason-Liebenberg
Carl Mason- Liebenberg is a Wellness and Weight Loss Specialist, Author, Fitness Coach, and a Leader in Creating a Lifestyle of Wellness. His passion is for those who suffer from poor nutrition, related illnesses, addictions and overweight conditions; with a specific focus on women. Carl unveils the power of nutrition and fitness to bring recovery, healing, restoration and strength.
Carl has personally experienced what he teaches and continues to study and learn to improve his ability to teach you a Lifestyle of Wellness.
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