A good friend was telling me of an experience that happened to him the other day while he was at the doctors office.
He was talking to a man in the waiting room and learned that this person loved to travel. In fact that is all he talked about. The placed he wanted to go...the luxury hotels he wanted to stay at, fin restaurants he wanted to dine at. The activities he wanted to do such as scuba diving, deep sea fishing, relaxing on the beach in exotic locations. His descriptions were very vivid and it seamed like he was really there in his mind.
As the man completed his very detailed explanation of his "Dreams" he closed the conversation with this sentence.
"But I'll probably never get to do all that because our family is too big plus those kinds of things are expensive."
How many times in life do we have dreams and ambitions... things we really really want in life but then we sabotage ourselves by saying things like...
"That will never happen to me."
"Only rich people can do that kind of stuff."
"Those kinds of things only happen to lucky people."
"I'm not that special so it probably won't work out."
You see the mind is a POWERFUL thing. If you tell yourself something...it will probably happen... Good or Bad.
Ask any 16 year old boy if he could have any car in life what would it be? The answer will be Porsche, Corvette, Lamborghini, Ferrari. Yet why is it that when we are "Adults" we settle for much much less? What happened to the Dream?
Somewhere down the road of becoming an adult we most likely sabotaged our dreams by thoughts described above. We end up just settling for things and just getting by to survive another day.
It doesn't have to be that way though.
If you want something bad enough. If you have dreams about wanting something better. NEVER EVER finish the sentence or thought that it will never happen. In fact do the exact opposite.
Write down your dreams. Create a vision board. Post it where you can see it every day and then most importantly.
TAKE ACTION to make those dreams a reality.
You see when we have dreams that are strong enough...and we work hard to achieve them, we remind our selves every day what they are and how you are going to get them...not caring what others around you say something magical will happen...
You will achieve your dreams! You really will.
Remember what Henry Ford once said...
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”