Tuesday, October 16, 2012
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." -Henry David Thoreau
My friend and pastor, Dean Sweetman, was speaking one day on the topic of having vision for your life. I am sorry to say Dean that I can not fully remember most of what was said, but the important part did stick with me. It was that piece of importance which had me thinking about ways of constructing steps to fulfilling one's dream or vision.
Each of us will find a way, useful in guiding us along the path to success. You can look on the shelves of bookstores, thousands of search results on the internet, and people with personal advice to offer you knowledge. Each method has merit in its guidance. All we have to do is go out in search of it and apply it to our lives.
The underlying theme in any of the advice you find is to have a positive attitude. If you are going to attain that which you seek, having a positive attitude is a must. Having a positive attitude enables you to secure step one which is maintaining belief in your vision.
To go forward when others or obstacles are encountered, keep belief near to your heart and it will allow you to continue with the second step, which is to act upon your vision.
We can go through life with a dream so deep in us that we are afraid to release it. This keeps us from ever achieving that dream, because it always remains just that, a dream. To realize the vision, you have to act upon it. Get up and make a move. Write down your dream on a piece of paper, tack it up on the mirror and repeat it saying it out loud to yourself. Action creates movement, which moves you towards your goal.
Continue to keep a positive attitude. Doing so will help you keep the belief in your vision. Doing so will help sustain you as you act upon your vision. Doing so will help you when the third step is achieved...realizing your vision.
Once you have accomplished the attainment of your vision, having a positive attitude will give you strength to hold on to it. It will sustain you for what is to come next, which is of course, another dream, another goal, a continuation of your journey through life.
Believe in your vision
Act upon your vision
Realize your vision
Stay inspired my friends!