Be More Than a Dreamer in 2016!

I think back to just a few years ago, when my life seemed to be empty professionally and personally, and think about how far I have come.  I am no longer working my retail job which, at the time, seemed like a prison. I have married Evelina and we have moved into a new townhouse.  Although my symptoms are tough to deal with right now, my neurologist believes the medical community is on the brink of terminating MS altogether!  Life for me is as good as it has ever been.

And I don’t believe it is by happenstance.

 

image credit: joshfults.com

image credit: joshfults.com

 

I understand the frustration of all you dreamers out there.  Feeling you could do so much more and wondering why things just don’t seem to work out or why you don’t have a better job making more money.  Or why you can’t seem to meet the right partner.  Or why others have it better than you.  Having lots of great ideas, but never quite seeing them through to fruition.  Always, seemingly, throwing things against the proverbial wall, with nothing sticking.  Having a vision, but lacking direction.

I can tell you from my experience that looking outward for your direction or vision or motivation is only going to keep you frustrated.  You will always feel less-than.

My journey as a dreamer changed dramatically when I realized that a big part of being a person of action comes from inside.  I was dreaming of doing great things and having all the cool stuff that came with success.  The greatness was in me and I had to know that more than any wish, hope or belief.  And once I knew I was capable, things changed.

I started to take baby steps to achieving my goals, to buying my freedom.  The one thing that self-understanding and confidence can overcome is fear.  As all doers can attest, fear creeps in at every step of the journey.  When you develop a business plan, fear will be there.  When you seek capital, fear will be there.  When you plan for opening day, fear will be there.  When you wake in the morning fear is there.

And it is fear that can be the greatest detractor to some and the grandest motivator to others.  It says things like: “what if no one comes?”, “what if I fail?”, “what will others think?”, “what if I don’t meet projections?”, “what if I don’t make the team?”

Some listen and decide the risk is too much.  Others say I am going to out work every human being on the planet; work an extra job at night if need be because I know I can do this!

If I could say one thing to my readers it would be, “you are capable of so much more than your current place in life.”  If you identify with my posts I challenge you to pick one aspect of your life that needs attention and make a change in 2016.  Get the ball of positive forward momentum rolling.  You must take action to create a positive flow in your life!

Do not wait any longer, today is your day!  If you don’t know how to change I advise you to research the internet for information relating to your situation.  It is not as hard as you think…

 

55 thoughts on “Be More Than a Dreamer in 2016!

  1. I agree 100%!! I made the change from dreamer to doer in 2015 and I’ve never regretted or looked back since. Tired of wishing at the work desk, I made the decision to start making things happen, and I’ve improved my life in ways I never thought were possible (or affordable!). Yet here I am, traveling and hiking and seeing things and making plans for the coming year that I never in those “wildest dreams” thought I’d be able to do! No one can make your dreams come to life but YOU! You CAN do it!!

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  2. Thanks for this post. I like your approach of picking just one thing to change or address. I think this is more realistic and practical than trying to tackle many things in one shot. Wishing you all the best in 2016. You have been an inspiration to me this year!

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  3. Reblogged this on Be the Best You and commented:
    I wholeheartedly believe we should be doers. Dreaming is all fine and dandy but what are we achieving if we’re not getting out there to do and live! That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go out everyday or take every opportunity that passes your way, but live your life the way you want and explore so that you can have experiences. Both good and bad will shape you because how else will you learn but by doing? Chase those dreams, make them a reality!

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  4. Amen amen amen
    This is great advice!
    My weight loss success of 92 pounds gone began with baby steps. Success with baby steps only increases success with a walk to victory. God led me to my first “dieting” success – eat only three meals a day, no snacks. That was my baby step to my victory.

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