It all starts with a dream. Dreams serve as our driving force to reach our goals. To Dream The Impossible Dream is a great motivator. To reach the unreachable star requires hard work and discipline.
When asked the question: “If it doesn’t take money to make money, and schools do not teach you how to become financially free, then what does it take?” My favorite guru Robert Kiyosaki’s answer is: “It takes a dream, a lot of determination, a willingness to learn quickly, and the ability to use your God-given assets properly and to know which sector of the CASHFLOW Quadrant to generate your income from.”
As my favorite quote says: “I will do today what other people won’t so that I can have tomorrow what other people can’t.” It’s the comparison and contrast between ‘will-won’t’ and ‘can-can’t’ that makes it unique. You need to be different in order to stand out from the rest.
“The only thing that will stop you from achieving your goal is you”, says Tom Bradley. You have to face your fears. There will always be obstacles and challenges along the way. They are always part of every success. “The man who has made up his mind to win will never say impossible”
A winner is a goal achiever while a loser easily gives up to reach his goals. He easily surrenders to challenges because he’s afraid to face his fears. “Show me a person backed with passion, conviction and resolve and I’ll show you a winner!”
A goal and a dream is useless if not coupled with action. We must then act with determination and courage. Sarah Ban Breathnach says: “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” Life involves a series of goals, a never ending journey to achieve dreams and goals. It does not end with one goal but a series of achievements one after the other. “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another” says John Dewey.
Finally, as the quote “nobody is an island” says, we need the help of companions, friends, and networks to achieve our dreams and goals in life. We cannot just do it alone. “When a team of dedicated individuals makes a commitment to act as one… the sky is the limit.”
Dream… Believe… Act… Achieve. If some people can achieve their goals and dreams despite their given limitations, then why can’t you which is more capable?