Dream Making In A Dream-Taking World
We really do live in a dream stealing world. But with the right information, mindset and people in our lives we can turn that around and change our life.
What is a dream stealing world, exactly?
It consists of people who tell you that you can’t do something. People tell you this as they project their believes system about themselves, into your life.
They are looking to influence your conscious and subconscious decisions making process.
If you know people like this, and we all do, do not let them influence you in any negative ways as you go for your dreams, goals and vision for your life.
Dream Making In A Dream-Taking World was written by Dr. Steve Price. In this book I believe there are 3 fundamental questions we have to ask yourselves.
- Who do I dream of becoming? and why?
- What would I give up to reach the dreams and goals I have set for myself?
- Will my dreams make a difference in the lives of the billions of people who I share this world with?
Before you allow negative, doubt and disbelieve creep into your world know that there are strategies to overcome obstacles and live the life you dream of.
Sure you will have to face a dream stealing world. How you react to this world will determine if you will reach your goals or if you will become a casualty of society.
Tip, do not react rather learn to respond.
Here are 26 additional ideas to inspire you as you go for your dreams.
Overcome The Dream Stealing World
There are many dream makers in the world and we even work for or with many of them.
We read about dream makers in books and our favourite internet websites. We see their stories on the news and we see articles posted our social media. People in our circle of influence even have detailed conversations with us about the same people we look up to.
One thing all dream makes have in common is that they have many strategies to over come challenges so they can focus on their dreams and goals.
In the book, Dr. Steve Price uses many quotes from dreamers to show us the power of believing in our dreams and goals.
What do you expect from yourself?
Do you feel life is just what it is and you’re going to continue to flow with it and where ever it leads you? or Do you believe you can create the flow you desire in your life so you can have everything you want in this world?
Which ever you believe to be true, is a concept true to you only. But if you are the latter then you already have the right mindset to start to achieve your dreams and goals.
If you are not, keep reading you can change and over come the dream stealing world.
If you are worried about starting or you are concerned what other will say? Then you should read the article on focusing on your goal, dreams and vision of a successful life.
Find New Ways To Look At Your Current Situation
From time to time we are all faced with situations that will define who we are. It’s how we decide to handle this, that will determine our future success in life.
If you do not like your results then you should consider the words of Albert Einstein. He said when we continue partaking in activities that do not bring us our desired results without changing our habits, this is insanity. (He did not say it in those words)
Only So Much Time
There is nothing wrong with failing in life. It is a great way to learn from our mistakes, take corrective action and find new ways to accomplish what we have set out to do.
But where do you spend most of your time? Do you focus on what is or do you focus on what can be?
In the book, Dream Making in a Dream-Taking world, there is a story about Jerry Seinfeld. You may know Jerry from the hit show Seinfeld, but before his name became synonymous with comedy, Jerry sold light bulbs over the phone.
Where do you thing he focused his attention? Was it on his sales job or on perfecting his craft of telling a good joke?
If I had to guess, he probably focused on sales when he was at work and after work he focused perfecting his ability to tell jokes.
There is a great principle where. You can’t only give effort to areas of your life you consider important. You have to put in the effort to all the areas of your life that are important.
Know What You Want
There is an interesting chapter title in the book, Shop for Shoes, not Excuses. It get the point across. If you want something do not focus on why it can’t work, rather look for ways that it will.
Are you someone who seeks the challenge when presented with one?
Do you quit at the first sign of a challenge?
Are you someone who does not take action and decides to ignore the challenge, thinking it will just go away?
If you seek the challenge when faced with one, then you are a dream maker. In a dream stealing world people who do not believe in themselves or their ability will convince you to quit or ignore your problem.
When you team up with other dream makers you put yourself in the presence of others who believe in you and themselves.
Focus on What Works
As you develop a plan to go for your dreams, do you know the types of people you will need to avoid? Do you know how you will politely tell the dream stealing world that they can’t steal your dreams?
Successful people understand this one principle if you want to be a success then you have to focus on the things that make you a success. Here are 20 success habits of people you can also make apart of your daily habits.
Go For It
If you want the dream stealing world to say, “I told you so” then do not give 100% of your effort to your dreams, goals and vision for a successful future.
When you do not give 100% of your effort, you leave room for you to fail.
To pursue our dreams we have to do as Burke Hedges says, “Don’t confuse activity with productivity.”
When I began my sales career, I used to get to my desk, make a few call, check a few emails, shuffle paper around from one pile to the next. I used to think I was productive. When I started to understand what it was going to take to be successful I realized I was faking myself.
Power of Your Words
Do you use positive language when you speak to yourself or do you fall in to the trap and use negative words.
“I can’t do this…, This is to hard…, If only this was easier…” are all words you might catch yourself saying.
I like to believe that we do not say these words on purpose to ourself but regardless we still do.
Take some time and document the words you use. You will begin to see how negative you are to yourself
Your own negative words and thoughts are not different from those of the dream stealing world. Here is the amazing thing. You can change your words and believes about yourself.
If you want to change your results you have, then you should watch what you say to yourself. Reading positive affirmations daily can help you change the words you use as well as the thought you have about yourself.
“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” said by British author Aldous Huxley.
No matter who you are, where you are and what you do for a living, you can grow with self-improvement.
Read books and listen to podcasts in your spare time. Read blog articles that help shape the way you thing. Get around people who expand your thinking.
In the book, Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell, the main character of the book helps his student improve by working on the things he can not see.
We all want to live a life that is easier, less stressful and full of happiness and successes we create for our self.
Connect with people who will help you accomplish the latter. Do not hang around the dream stealing world who is full of people looking to keep you at their level. They will drag you down versus lift you up.
There are 10 strategies and numerous concepts and ideas that the book discusses. I would suggest setting yourself up for success and picking up the book.
How do you do succeed in a dream stealing world? You get focused and not take your eye off your goal.
Here are 10 simple ideas you can start taking actions on, so you can focus on creating the dream life you want.
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