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When Making Dreams Come True Is As Easy As Brushing Our Teeth

Aug 6, 2008
We all have dreams. But not all of us have the faith in ourselves, that we can have and live those dreams in our lifetime. Actually, the secret to have such certainty is simple. And the reason why we doubt it so much is also straightforward.

Let's begin with the first question that we can ask ourselves...

Why don't we do the things we want to do?

Often, our thoughts stop our actions. Sometimes the more we think about it, the less we become committed to accomplish what we initially wanted to do. Because the more we think about it, we come up with more and more reasons for not doing it.

Then is it possible to be certain that we will definitely accomplish what we want to do in our life?

Yes, absolutely! For a start, let's look at the power of habits...

If we are scheduled to go to a meeting tomorrow night, we wouldn't spend lots of time thinking whether we can get there or not. We wouldn't be concerned about the chance of having a car accident and missing the appointment. Just like when we are walking to the bathroom, we wouldn't worry that the toilet might be broken!

We have so much more certainty about these types of 'normal' actions we take every day. They're habits.

However, we doubt our dreams...

Interestingly, there are so many things we are not so sure about. Especially the things we really want to do in our life - our Dreams!

So what's the secret for the certainty that we will achieve our dreams?

First: Simply make it a daily habit!

We can start being more certain about our actions to meet our desires--the type of desires that really nourishes our life.

So, for example, if your dream is to give and contribute to society and giving is a key desire in your life, there is no reason to doubt that it's possible for you to contribute to others. It can just become one of your daily habits.

Second: Make it as important (and as easy) as brushing our teeth...

Achieving our dreams can be just like brushing our teeth. It wouldn't feel good if we didn't brush our teeth for a long time, would it? We wouldn't spend hours thinking of which toothpaste to use or delay the good feeling of having clean teeth for other 'priorities'. We feel uncomfortable if our teeth are not clean. So we just clean them!

Back to our example, if giving is our utmost desire, then we need to ask ourselves these questions: What if giving actually was as important as brushing our teeth? What if it makes us feel good? And what if it kept our life healthy?

No matter how much or little we perceive we have right now, we really can start giving and sharing today. So no matter how seemingly impossible it is to achieve our dreams, we can start walking towards them today. We can if we see it as something important, a top priority that we should do every day! Then we won't feel comfortable if we don't do it. Just like brushing our teeth.

...and Third: Give first, then we will get...

When we give first before we actually fully have what we really want - what we dream of - we send a very powerful message to ourselves that says, "there is enough, and more will come". It allows us to experience the joy today - the joy of giving.

If you want to be rich, be generous. And you'll be blessed with abundance. If you want to be superbly intelligent, don't be afraid to teach others. And you'll know more. If you want to give, just give selflessly. Do not attach any expectation of return. Just let go. And joy will automatically be rewarded to you. The simple joy of giving.

So do not be afraid to share and give what you have, for it will not hinder you from achieving your purpose, whatever it is. It will only make you achieve your dreams quicker. And your journey there will be full of joy.

But surely habits are much smaller in scale, compared to our BIG dreams?

Just do it, don't be concerned about the 'scale'...

Because anything is possible in life. We might start things in a small way. And these small things will always take us to another action, and another. Having certainty in our small actions and executing them one by one always takes us forward. But if we thought it was 'impossible' to do something now because it just seemed 'too big', it will never happen.

The secret to achieve your dreams has always been here, and will always be here. The people who create miracles, inspirations, and the real sense of joy, already know this. They are always using it.

Dreams and miracles are not accidents. We create them through our choices.

So, would you start walking towards your dreams today?
About the Author
Masami Sato is an International Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Buy1GIVE1, and the Best-Selling Author of JOY and ONE. Masami is VERY different. She brings a new, almost upside-down strategy to everything she does. And she radiates it magically through her writing and speaking. Visit b1g1.com to learn more about Masami and Buy1GIVE1 which partners businesses with charities.
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