“Be inspired by great men lives through their famous passages”

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

5/15/2011

Different Types Of Dreamers

Dreamers who dream in the past. Many people whose greatest achievements in life are behind them. A person who dreams in the past is a person whose life is over. That person needs to create a dream in the future in order to come back to life. It is also people who still celebrate in getting good grades, being prom king or queen, graduating from a prestigious university, or being in the military. In other words, their best days are behind them.

Dreamers who dream only on small dreams. These types of dreamers will dream only small dreams because they want to feel confident they can achieve them. The problem is, even though they know they can achieve them, they never do achieve them. These type of dreamers are often the most dangerous. They live like turtles, tucked away in their own quiet padded room. If you knock on the shell and steal a quick look in one of the openings, they often take out and bite you. The lesson is let dreaming turtles dream. Most are not going anywhere and that is perfectly fine with them.

Dreamers who have achieved their dreams and have not set a new dream. This is an example of someone who has successfully achieved his dream and continues to live in the dream. “Twenty years ago, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. I became a doctor and now I am just bored with life. I enjoy being a doctor but something is missing.”

Dreamers who dream big dreams but do not have a plan on how to achieve them...so they wind up achieving nothing. These people say, “I’ve just had a major breakthrough. Let me tell you about my new plan,” or “This time things will be different,” or “I’m turning over a new leaf,” or I’m going to work harder, pay off my bills, and invest,” or “I just heard of a new company coming to town, and they are looking for someone with my qualifications. This could be my big break.” “Very few people achieve their dreams on their own. People like this often try to achieve a lot, but they try to do it on their own. People like this should keep dreaming big, find a plan, and find a team that will help them make their dreams come true.”

Dreamers who dream big achieve those dreams and go on to dream bigger dreams. Most of us would like to be this kind of person. The network marketing business encourages people to dream big dreams and achieve their big dreams. Many traditional businesses don’t want people to dream personal dreams.

Killing Your dream
“Be aware of people who want to kill your dreams. There is nothing worse than a friend or loved one killing your dreams.” 

There are people who may innocently or not so innocently, say things such as:
“You can’t do that.”
“That is too risky. Do you know how many people fail?”
“Don’t be silly/stupid. Where do you come up with such ideas?”
“If it is such a good idea, why hasn’t someone else done it before?”
“Oh, I tried that years ago. Let me tell you why it won’t work.”

People who kill other people’s dreams are people who have given up on their own dreams.

“People who dream small dreams continue to live lives as small people.”

Questions to consider:
  • What goals did you set for yourself when you were starting out?
  • To be worth a million pesos by a certain age?
  • To own your own business?
  • To do a lot of traveling?
  • To learn to play a sport or dance well?
  • To gain a sense of inner peace?
  • What do you consider your greatest accomplishment and how does that accomplishment measure up to your expectation of yourself?
  • Do you consider yourself today the person you started out to be?
  • If your Doctor were to tell you tomorrow that you were suffering from an incurable disease and had only a few months to live, what you most regret not having done?
  • Where do you want to be five years from now and what would you like to be doing? How about 10 years from now? 20 years from now?
  • Who are the people you admire most and what could you do to be more like them?
  • What do you least like about your life right now, and how would you like to change it?
  • Are you able to devote enough time right now to the people who mean the most to you?
  • What would make you happy or, if you already consider yourself happy, happier than you are today?
  • There may be obvious questions, but the answer are neither obvious nor easy, They require a lot of soul – searching and probably some fact – gathering as well, because you may not have the information you require to know specifically what you want.

To help you identify your dream. The question are broken down into specific areas:

Where do I want to live?
A majority of the successful people attribute a great measure of their success to a wise choice of place in which to live and work. 

What kind of work do I want to do?
There is no more need to be working at a job you hate than there is to continue living where you don’t want to be or the excitement had meant more than the money.

What interests do I want to explore?
The right location sets the stage, the right career gives you the resources, but the end purpose of both is – or should be – to enable you to pursue your passions coincides with your pursuit of a living. Supposed you knew that you had only 5 years to live, How would you live those years? What experiences would you like to have? What interests would you like to pursue?

Did I marry the right spouse?
You can be living in the land of your fantasies, holding down your dream job and enriching/inspiring your life with the pursuit of your interests, but if you’re not sharing all this with your love ones, your life will be as sour as month long milk. Part of the process is to take a hard look at your personal life. Try marriage counseling if you’re not happy. 

What do I want to give back to society?
The reward available to those who help others can’t be bought with money. It’s a feeling that there’s a streak/line of decency/politeness within you and we find most rewarding is when we can offer direct help to individuals. We have never met a happy selfish person. We need to have our skills in order to make ourselves a valuable member of society. We can be living where we most want to be, doing what we most want to do, pursuing the interests closest to our heart and sharing it all with a partner’s who seems heaven – sent and still not fulfilled. If that description sounds familiar to us, the restlessness we feel could be eliminated by a gift of time and talent from us to society.

How many years do I have in which to accomplish my
dreams?
A lot longer than we might think, the longer we live, the better our chances for extending life well beyond normal expectations.

How much risk can I stand?
How much is required if you’re to realize your dreams? So with life ‘Nothing ventured’, nothing gained. You can’t get to the fruit without going out on a limb/branch. In order to live an exciting and rewarding life, you’ve got to confront our fears of change and only by doing so will you ever discover that moving to a new location on changing jobs or even professions. Isn’t all that big a deal? The more we risk, the more we potentially gain. So how much risk is involved in chasing our dreams? How great a price must we pay? 

"The fulfillment of any dream, no matter how small or big, requires an expense of mental, physical and emotional energy."

5/02/2011

How To Strengthen Our Perseverance


We find that people's beliefs about their effectiveness affect the sorts of choices they make in very significant ways. In particular, it affects their levels of motivation and perseverance in the face of obstacles. Most success requires persistent effort, so low self- efficiency becomes a self-limiting process. In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, strung together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” Gillian Anderson
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” Marie Curie
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Newt Gingrich
The movie “Facing The Giant” will inspire you to achieve your dreams and conquering the giants in you.




Action: Focus on Your Goal

“Never…Never… Never quit”

“Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.”

Create a constant reminder of your goal. By now, I’m hoping you’ve identified your purpose, written your statement of calling, and created a dream that evokes your passion. The next step is to keep that dream and the goals that support it at the forefront of your mind. 

Accept Failures as Learning Experiences

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Confucius

“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.” Denis Waitley

I see mistakes as opportunities to learn and develop new skills and strategies, not as failure. Failure implies waste, that nothing has been gained. On the contrary, people can gain much from every mistake and setback along the road to success. Mistakes and failures are inevitable and even essential; they are evidence of action – that you are doing something. The more mistakes you make, the greater your chance of succeeding. Failures indicate a willingness to experiment and take risks. 

“Many people dream of success. To me, success can be achieved only through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents the 1 percent of your work that results from 99 percent that is called failure.” Soichiro Honda
 
Honda has said that hundreds of other achievers have said before him. You may remember that Edison said he would have invented the light bulb without first failing at 4,000 experiments. People who can’t bear a moment of failure have doomed themselves to mediocrity, for they will never be able to push themselves past a point that is uncomfortable. Yet it is beyond that point where success dwells.

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn

Be Patient 

“Don’t let me ever hear you use the word ‘impossible.’ If I’ve learned anything over the course of my career, there’s no such thing as impossible. Overnight, the impossible may not be possible. But over time, the impossible certainly becomes possible.” Earl Graves
 
We live in a society that demands and has grown accustomed/familiar to instant gratification/fulfillment. Most people today lack the persistence necessary to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, there are no fast-food outlets serving up our dreams. Achieving your dream takes time. Every moment you are working, you can take comfort in realizing you are moving closer and closer to your dream. That work, the journey itself, is the adventure and half of the reward. Don’t shortchange it.

Never Quit

“It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” Robert Benchley

Pursue your dream with confidence and never, never, never quit. If you don’t give up, you simply cannot fail. Not only will you achieve your dream, but the combination of your commitment, courage, and faith will rise as the greatest triumph of all.
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