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Don't Forget About Your Dreams
Posted on Tuesday, August 17th 2010 - 8:40 AM by Christina McFaul

Are you living your Dreams?

Have you forgotten your Dreams?

Or did the Dream Stealers get to you...

Remember when you were a kid and you had dreams about what you wanted to do with your life? Everything seemed like it was possible and the sky was the limit. Well it's unfortunate how dreams die as you get older. You start off as a teenager with the attitude that you can become anything in the world and accomplish anything you set out to do. By your mid twenties, you start to accumulate responsibilities and bills and become more responsible and reasonable. You also start to compromise about what you want to do with your life. By about age thirty, you forget all together what your dreams were because you get so busy with life. Then you turn forty and your dreams have been left behind to a series of compromises and lack of time. You give up on ever accomplishing them.

In my opinion there are 3 groups of people in the world:

1. People who are living their dreams:

If this is you, you had the courage and perseverance to do whatever it took to make your dreams a reality. You took a stand for yourself and did not let anyone stop you from doing what you knew you were destined to do. My advice for you is to pay it forward and mentor someone. It is your responsibility to help others remember and achieve their dreams.

2. People who have forgotten their dreams:

As life gets busy sometimes we put our dreams on the sidelines. I encourage you to remember. Remember what your passion was and is, what excites you, what makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning. If you can do one thing a day that moves the dream forward into reality, that is progress and will get you on the road to fulfilling your dreams. Dare to take purposeful risks.

3. People who are dream stealers:

Not only have you forgotten your dreams but also you are totally frustrated with life and heart broken to the point that you have resolved to seemingly never try again. These people are enduring so much suffering that they begin to tear down the dreams of others, consciously or unconsciously. My advice to you is that you were not born to suffer and you certainly were not born to pull others down. Even friends and family are not safe. You were born with a purpose. You can rise above your situation and overcome any obstacles to reach your dreams. I understand how it feels to fall short, to get your heart broken and feel inadequate. It is okay to fall down as long as you keep getting up and keep trying you are not failing. Get back in the game and find your calling, your passion, and what makes you excited to jump out of bed in the morning.

Marianne Williamson said this, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Don't ever be afraid to live and pursue your dreams and never let the Dream Stealers stop you.

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Carleen Perez says:
Saturday, October 16th 2010 at 5:09 PM
I want to live out my dreams and desires! Thank you Journey 360 for helping me to take that first step in that direction.

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