Dream big dreams and then
make them come true!
One of the questions that I always like to ask people when
they seek my help for life coaching is “What is your
greatest dream in life?” As you can expect the answers
that I receive are the most varied and incredibly exciting.
But then my next question comes and the answers I receive
then always leave me very very perplexed. I ask them, “How
many of those dreams have you actually turned into reality?”
You can rest assured that only one in a hundred gives me a
positive answer. How amazingly sad!
people live and die with their music still unplayed. They
never dare to try.”
Mary Kay Ash
So why are so many of us never fulfilling
their life long dreams? What is blocking so many from ever
doing what they have dreamed all their life to do? What is
stopping people from achieving the things they have dreamed
to achieve? What is it that people are finding so difficult
to overcome? The truth of the matter is that really…
there should be nothing to stop us. Yet we get blocked, we
get stopped in our steps and often we get so discouraged and
frustrated that we keep those dreams down inside of us for
no one ever to know. How sad!
So, what is keeping people prisoners of their unfulfilled
lives and is causing people to see their dreams dissolve like
mist in thin air? One of the major limiting factors is our
own lack of courage and/or faith in ourselves. We often lack
the confidence in ourselves, in our personality, in our abilities
and we tend to develop negative attitudes and thought patterns.
The result is that we tend to consider many of these dreams
as too far fetched, impossible and unreachable, part of an
eternal wish list that will never come to pass. But it need
not be like this!
You can fulfil your
I personally believe that each of us has
the ability and the potential to create a comfortable, rewarding
life for ourselves. Anyone of us has the abilities, right
inside of us, to fulfil any dream that we ever conceived.
Yet there are so many people who do never even attempt to
try and fulfil their dreams, they never try and see how best
to change their life because they are afraid to face their
fears. They chose to remain in the ‘known area’,
in the ‘comfort zone’ rather than venturing out
in new grounds and start exploring how different their life
could be if only they had the courage to step out. We read
a story in the Bible of Peter who dared one day respond to
Jesus’ calling and step out of the boat and walk on
water. Peter took the courage the leave what was safe and
secure and venture into a new experience which changed his
life for ever.
Are you ready to walk
Fear of the unknown, of the unfamiliar,
of the uncharted territory is something we all learned in
our childhood days. From an early age, most of us learned
to adopt a negative attitude and expect a negative outcome.
For example, when our children are late coming home, we parents
immediately start worrying that something awful may have happened
to them even though, in most cases, nothing serious actually
took place. Or, if something does not go right for us once
or twice, there is then a good chance that in the future we
will fear the worst when ever facing similar situations. The
truth of the matter is that it is our choice to expect either
a negative or a positive outcome. We create our own reality
with our thoughts, beliefs and emotions. Nothing happens by
chance or by mistake; rather it is the consequence of what
we do, say, think or feel. And as long as we keep fearing
a negative outcome, that is exactly what we will create.
Nothing is impossible
for those who believe
Fulfilling your dream means facing your ‘self’.
It means, In other words, finding out who you really are,
what is your purpose in life, establishing what your life
goals are and then finding the courage to fulfil your dreams,
no matter how many steps you may have to take. The road may
be long and you may not succeed the first time. Your first
attempt may just be a trial run and you may have to try again
and again. But when failure happens, when you realise you
have made a mistake… do not stop there. We have to keep
moving forward, on and on, until we reach our goals and fulfil
our dreams. Remember, Thomas Edison did over 2400 experiments
before he finally created the light bulb. But he persisted
because he was determined to be an achiever. You can be a
winner too! The choice is yours!
Success is failure
turned inside out!
If you want to be successful in life there
is only way and that way is right ahead of you. There is no
turning back and no looking to the right or the left. It does
no matter who or what you are; anyone can be successful….
if they want to be so. Your success does not depend on anyone
else but you. You may need some help along the way and this
is where I come in. I am ready to walk alongside you and help
you find inside of you all that you need for your success.
But remember…. Your failure or your success is your
choice. What are you going to choose?