Happy New Year Fam! I’m so glad I’m alive to see this new year – the beginning of another cycle. For me, 2012 brought so many blessings, victories, and very few disappointments. Now, I realize that this might not have…
“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers
We go to school, get a degree, and look for some job – even if it’s not one we really enjoy. We make a few bucks every month. Pay our numerous bills and if we’ve got a little change left in our pockets, thank goodness! Isn’t this a classic case? What happened to our childhood dreams? What happened to, “I’ll keep the job for a while and save up to start my own stuff?” When asked this, a lot of people say, “Life happened!” Not so true!
We all have dreams. Things we’d love to do ALL our lives. I believe we’re supposed to live everyday working towards achieving those dreams. Maybe slowly, but steadily! Honestly ask yourself…”I’m I doing what I really love doing?” If you’re not, then please don’t get comfortable. Don’t quit on the way to your dreams! Don’t let ” job security” stop you from living your dreams…Don’t stop driving. Don’t stop trying to fulfill that desire you have! Lose the justification for forgetting your real passion already!
Earl Shoaff, an entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, sharing one of his secrets to success said, “Work part time on your dreams, while working full time on your job.” I believe this is the key! Keep working on that dream. Don’t let your job be an excuse. Don’t settle for anything less than your dreams! Don’t park until you get there!
Have you ever seen a battalion of ants marching in formation? *Pretty nasty I know!* Now, assuming you don’t murder them with bug spray, what happens when you try to block their path?…They break up for a while, but in no time, they gather themselves together and fall back into formation!! *So annoying I know!* But this is the same mindset we’re supposed to have in the pursuit of our goals and dreams.
Most times, once we set out to become the best we could ever be, all hell breaks lose on us. This seems to be a fact of life! Whenever we decide to start pursuing our dreams, it seems like a bunch of demons gather around with their cups of coffee, and very comfortable sofas to continuously set hindrances in our paths until we eventually fail :-D. This is so true! Sometimes we experience so much opposition that it feels like Murphy had us in mind when he coined his very famous law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”
“Always give without remembering. Always receive without forgetting.” – William Barclay
I have found that most times, we give expecting to receive something back. We give to God expecting that He’ll bless us in return. We give of our time or resources with a mindset of, “Ok now you owe me one… You may not realize it yet, but you owe me one.” Hence, it is so easy for us to call on those we’ve helped in the past, because we unconsciously believe they owe us something. Everyone of us is guilty of this.
Luke 6:38 says, “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it’ll be measured to you.” You see? It’s even in the bible! Most of us read this and then run off to give because we want to receive. Unconscious though it might be, but it’s the fact. We all do it. What a pathetic reason to give!
“Jesus said to him, if you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes” – Mk 9:23 (AKJV) At some point in the pursuit of our dreams, we exhaust our drive. It tends to be a natural occurrence…
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” Karen Ravn. If you don’t dream big, you would stay forever in that nook of the world where everything is mediocre, where sense of achievement is an abstract concept, and where success is all but inexistent.