CHASING A DREAM
Dreams are real. They form the basis for human development, creativity and evolution. Turning them into reality takes a little more effort than just hope. We all have dreams for the future. Goals that are ripe for achieving. Ever since we were born, we’ve wanted to impact the world in some way and stand out from the crowd. Every day we hope that someone will notice us and recognize us for some special achievement.
Changing your reality to fit your dreams is no simple task. Because reality is a ruthless tormentor, there will be few opportunities to take command. But if you take advantage of the few that exist and bar reality from within and without, there will be no stopping you. Put your idea into practice. Work towards achieving your goal, just dreaming is not enough. If you put the work in and do your best. You will see measurable results.
Remember, the first time you try you might not do it perfectly so don't over analyze your every action. Have fun and try not to get too caught up in achieving perfection. Even if you don't do well at all you can still have fun as long as you do your best.
Try hard and don't worry about looking stupid, you're probably going to make a fool of yourself the first time you try something, but as long as you brush it off and give your all you won’t be teased or stared at. You will be laughing all the way to the bank. There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing your dream. Don’t give up. Don't let yourself be discouraged by anything, whether someone is putting you down or your attempts aren't going as planned keep trying. As long as you're passionate about the dream you are attempting to put into action you should be able to keep going and push through the tough spots. Always keep in mind, you can do it!
The Movie Mentality
By Luke Crane 04/01/20: "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." — Carl Young
Brian Tracy tells the story about the moment his life changed. He was reading at his table in a rundown apartment. He did not like his life and was drowning in the tears of his own pity party. He was suddenly hit with a revelation. He was watching his life go by. He was not being a player in his life; he was being a spectator of his life. From that moment on, he set his mind on getting in the game.
Our entertainment culture has trained our brains to watch our life go by. You can see it painted all over our culture. All you have to do is log on to your favorite social media platform during a new season release of Stranger Things or more recently, the finale of Game of Thrones and watch people act as if that stuff is actually part of their lives.
I’m guilty of it too. I have binged watched my fair share of shows and felt very entertained. But after I am done with my entertainment marathon, I feel more disengaged from my life than ever. Movies and TV shows are great, don’t get me wrong. But they are training us to be spectators of our own lives. Some of us would much rather sit on the couch and watch Survivor than go camping for a night. We would rather watch Friends for four hours instead of inviting new friends over for dinner in real life.
This shows up in leadership as well.
Have you ever met someone who waited for someone else to make a call before they took action? They would rather be on the sidelines and play it safe. True leaders are in the game. They are taking action and creating change. A leader must engage, not spectate.
"The game is on and the clock is ticking. Take control. Take responsibility" - Brian Tracy
Where are you spectating?
Do you feel like life is happening to you or because of you?
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