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Making Your Dreams Your Reality

Aug 18, 2007
Most people today spend their life just trying to get by. They go to work everyday, usually to a job that they either fell into or one that they think is the right thing to do to provide for their family. They work all week and then try and find some enjoyment on their days off. Those that have families scramble to find time to spend with their children.

Most people today go to college and go for a degree that will make the most money and be the least objectionable. The current philosophy is that it doesn't matter what you have a degree in as long as you have a degree in something. And to a certain extent that is true. Many successful people have degrees that have nothing to do with their current occupation.

Most people spend their entire lives trying to do what they think is the right thing to do, only to come to the end and find that they never experienced the things the always dreamed about. Recently my mother passed away.

In the final days of her life, I sat by her bed and wondered what I could do for her. I thought, "if I knew I only had a few days left on this earth, what would I want?" My son put his arm around me and said, "At this point it really doesn't matter."

We each come to this life with special gifts and talents that are uniquely ours. Those gifts and talents are generally what we are the most passionate about. When we take time to develop our talents it brings us joy and we become very good at them.

But sadly, we often develop our talents and interest in our spare time or as a hobby. Our talents and passions are given to us to help us find our soul purpose in life.

Mark Twin wrote, "The secret of success is making a vocation your vacation." Each one of us has the God given ability to make our dreams and passions a reality. Life was never meant to be a drudgery. This life is a gift where each one of us should do what makes us happy. So, why not create the life that will bring us joy?

"Give up the idea of what life should be, and just celebrate what life is." (James Arthur Ray) Perhaps we should be open to taking our hobbies, interests and passions turning them into our vocation.

What ever our life is, we have created it - good or bad. Whatever our attention is on, is what we attract to our life. So, if we believe that we have no choice but to live the life we are stuck with, that is what we will get. If we focus on our dreams and goals and believe we can create them, then that is what we will get.

Everyday we have choices. We can choose to struggle more or we can choose to create joy and freedom. Our thoughts create. So, whatever you think about and believe in will happen. If we focus on the negative, our lives will get harder. If we focus on the positive, life will get easier. So, if we change our belief, we can change our life.

These things don't happen all at once. It take time to change our focus and head in a new direction. Don't quit your day job yet. But as O. Wendall Holmes once said, "the greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." When we move toward our dreams and goals, we experience happiness and we will be able to experience all that we desire. Look inside yourself and find your passion. Find your purpose in this life and head in that direction.

"The challenge of our time is no longer how much pain we can endure. Our new challenge is how big can you dream, how much joy can you hold and how long will you let it be that way. Whether you believe it or not, you are the creator of your own reality." (Carol Tuttle)
About the Author
Christopher Anderson is part owner of Lone Peak Business Solutions, Inc. He wants to share his success as a business owner with others who desire to own their own business. He also believes that the economy is stronger with more business owners, and as a result, she is focused on helping business owners succeed.
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