When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, we truly live life. A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline. You must aim above the mark to hit the mark. How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you were convinced you were right and no one could make you wrong? It definitely pays to hear both sides of the story before making final judgment! A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly. What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been, and we could never fly.
To Accomplish Your Dreams, you need to draw a straight line between what you can do and what you can not do. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. If you do not do it, you may not be able to win the game. Most games are lost just because of bewilderness. Whenever you start to work, you must start with an intention of winning. The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you must assume that you have lost. People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Always think that your sun has set to rise again. Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I am going to pass through every hurdle.
Relish in the fact that you are an incredible person! You do not believe me? I challenge you to look around you today, look at the many positive things that have happened in your life! Look beyond your shortcomings, these are the easy things to notice! Instead focus on your family, friends, job, etc. Many of them are unique to you! That is that no one else is exactly as you are!
Explore this it’s amazing! Upon looking at your life I hope you will further ponder the ideas you have or have had, the simple fact is that if you can dream them then it is equally likely to be within your power to achieve these things! I hope that you will do as I do and at least spend a portion of each day trying to be the change you want to see in your life! Look beyond your immediate failures, the lost opportunities and look at what you have accomplished! The good things that have happened in your life, the children you raised, the new job you once loved, the business that you chose to enter into – upon pondering these tings try and gain a true sense of what it was like to feel happiness about these things. You see, this feeling was there at one time. Now what is important is that you can regain this sense of fulfillment and apply it to another area of your life.
We have so many choices in our lives. I hear so often about the persons not happy in their jobs. They say they would like to quit and start a business of their own. However, they can not afford the loss of income that this would result in doing so. To this I say “congratulations”! Why congratulations? Because you are already a good way towards achieving your goal! You see you have had a vision that you want more from your life. The next step in your achievement is that you must now be willing to take that first step towards it! All too often this is the missed step in the process of success. You have the vision but you do not act on it. You see that first step does not have to be a hard one. For instance substitute the idea of quitting your job to start the business with the idea of instead continuing your job and working the business in your off time. The idea sounds so simple but you’d be surprised how many do not take this simple step towards achieving that which they want from their life. Some would say that taking this route would make the venture move slower, to this I would say you’re exactly right, but it certainly would not be any slower than the path that you’re on right now, would it? All too often, it is not some mystical word of wisdom that will give you the personal success that you want in your life. No, plain and simple it lies in your own ability to make your dreams meet your willingness to work towards them.
Be Happy – Accomplish Your Dreams by studying yourself and take initiative.