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Your Dream Can Be Your Future


Here is a basic truth you must accept and believe if you are to achieve yourdream?

Your dream can be a reality! That's right, your future can actually see youliving your dream. It doesn't just have to be a big wish!

When we are young we are dreamers. Nothing seems too big for us toaccomplish. Nothing seems too outrageous. The world is ours on a string asthe old song goes. Until?

"Reality" hits. Reality is what others want to box you in with:"You can't do that." "Nobody has ever done that before." "It will neverwork." "You've gone off the deep end now!"

All dreamers (who eventually become accomplishers) have heard these things.Yet they overcome them. They refuse to accept someone else's "reality" fortheir own life. They let the average people live their average lives, boundby fear, while they pursue their chosen future - their dream! So don'tbelieve the people who tell you that you can't or won't. Believe your dream.Believe that it can be your future!

Once you have determined that you can actually live your dream, I want youto memorize this acronym. I shared it in an article a number of months agobut I found that it is tremendously helpful for reminding and motivating ustoward our dreams.

D is for Dare (dare to dream while others don't)
R is for Relentless (relentlessly pursue your dream no matter what)
E is for Excellence (strive for excellence in all you do)
A is for Abandon (abandon any other alternative plans)
M is for Measure (constantly measure where you are in your dream journey)

Okay, that's great and motivating, but what about the practical stuff? Well,there is certainly practical stuff. No matter how lofty your dream, nomatter how spectacular, you will live most of your life in the mundane.Richard Nixon said of the presidency that you "campaign with poetry, butgovern with prose." The vision is beautiful, the actual is mundane (not badbut "everyday" so to speak).

If you are to achieve your dream, you need to plan and work and work andplan. Here are my thoughts on how to go about reaching your dream andsecuring it as your future:Decide that you will do it. This may seem elementary but many people neverdecide and commit fully to their dream. They simply keep "thinking" aboutit.Tell others that you are going to do it. This puts you on the record as towhat you are dreaming about. It makes you accountable. It will help you doit if for no other reason than to avoid embarrassment!

Develop a step-by-step plan. This is absolutely essential. You must sit downand write out a few things:

1. A timeline. How long will it take to the end?

2. Action steps. Point-by-point what you will do and when you will do them.

3. Resources you will need to draw from. What will it take? Who will need tobe involved for help or advice?

4. An evaluation tool. You need to evaluate from time to time whether youare progressing or not.

5. A celebration. Yep, when you are done you should already have plannedwhat you will do to celebrate. Make it big!

I have found that there is no better time than now to start making yourdream a reality. So, set aside some time today to get started on your dream.

Follow the action plan and set your sights for the top of the mountain! Youwill be glad you did!

About The Author:

Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the President of Made for Success, a company helping individuals and organizations turn their potential into performance, succeed in every area of their lives and achieve their dreams.

To see Chris "live" at the upcoming Jim Rohn Weekend Event as he speaks on the subject of Secrets of Influence go to http://Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/ or call 800-929-0434.


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