Thursday, May 8, 2014

What Dream Are You Chasing?

Everyone has a dream - at least I sincerely hope they do. What's yours? Is it to be successful in business, a great athlete, an inspiring artist, a musician whose concerts sell out, a great friend, or someone who will be remembered long after they're gone for the work they've done? Do you live your life today achieving your dream or pursuing it? If it's the first, then congratulations to you. IF you're still pursuing it ... then congrats to you as well, because that means you haven't lost hope and that in itself is a good thing.

Some would say their dream is to make lots of money and be financially secure. Others would rather live for today, being content with what they already have. Money will never buy you true happiness. It can't buy you faith. It certainly can't buy you morals or values. Is money good? Absolutely - especially when it helps to relieve some of the stress in your life; the worries and the anxieties. If you manage your money right it can also bring a lot of good to others. People donate to different causes all the time and that's a good thing. But I prefer to think of money as a goal to help you achieve things. I don't think of it as a dream; although Donald Trump may disagree with me.

Dreams are different. They are the things that we wish we could do, the goals we wish we could reach, and the talents we'd like to tap into. I've dreamed on many occasions that I was a phenomenal singer, unfortunately that scenario really was a dream. My dream has always been to make a difference somehow and that dream has been evolving for more than 50 years. It changes shape and dynamic ever so often, but that's what keeps it interesting. Give yourself permission to pursue your dream today - don't put it off. Acknowledge that the dream you had when you were 25 may be different today, and will probably change again in another 5 years. Your dream may have the same core it's always had, but it's o.k. to tweak it whenever you wish based on whatever you have to offer to it at the time.

So, what is your dream? Is it the same as it's always been? Are you still pursuing it and if not, what's stopping you?

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