We are almost 2 weeks in to 2016. That means that the excitement of many of those resolutions and goals we set has begun to wear off. Life sets in again, and the passion to achieve those goals and dreams begins to take a back seat. We can never be successful without keeping our minds in the right place.
Do you ever find yourself wondering about the past? Do you ever think about the past and ask the question, "What might have been?" "What would have happened if...?" How would life be different if I didn't make that choice, or he didn't do that to me...?"
Brian Tracy is the world's foremost authority on effective goal setting. His books and training material on goal setting are considered some of the most informative, practical, and impactful in the world today. This video answers the question, "How do you set and stick to goals?"
Fear is the largest killer of dreams. More people live mediocre, unfulfilled lives because of fear than any other factor. We all have the ability to accomplish anything we want, but most of us will stay back in the shadows of our unrealized dreams because of this invisible, persistent, pervasive, evil enemy. So how do we overcome this formidable, yet imaginary demon that resides between our ears? Les Brown and Casper Berry have some terrific inspiration and strategies in these 2 videos.
Here are some eye opening quotes about dreams that should wake you up. I hope I can encourage you to stop for a moment, and at least ponder what you want to do, where you want to go, who you want to be with, and who you want to be. Let yourself dream again...
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau I recently watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty again. I love this movie for the epic and beautiful cinematography that takes in so much of the world we never see, like Greenland, Iceland, and even the upper Himalayas in Afghanistan. The picturesque views captured in this film are enough to make me want to visit all those places. But the movie represents much more to me. Ben Stiller's remake of the original shot in 1947 is about a meek and mild nobody with an extraordinarily vivid fantasy life. In the original comedy, Mitty uses his imagination as an escape from all those around him who henpeck and harass him, making his life miserable - his boss, his overbearing Mom, and even his dimwitted fiance. However, in this comedy, even though he escaped reality to his own little dream world, his trance-like fantasies continue to get Mitty in trouble, making his life even more difficult. Ben Stiller's version is a much different plot with a much different outcome.
"Is Your Dream Bigger Than Your Excuses?" That's what he asked us. The question struck a nerve... As I look back over my life, I can see times where my excuses reigned! I don't like the view, but that's what I see. How about you?
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