The Dream Stealing World
Do we really live in a dream stealing world?
Does everyone we meet not want the best for us? Do you want the best for everyone you meet?
If you are part of the dream stealing world, with the right information, mindset and people to guide you, you can change your attitude and change your life.
What is the dream stealing world, exactly?
It consists of people who tell you that you can’t do something even when they are not willing to try themselves.
It consists of people who tell you that you cannot succeed because they want to project their limited believes system about themselves, onto you.
These people looking to influence your conscious and subconscious decisions making process. They know if they can get into your head, you will not act on your dreams, goals and aspirations.
If you know people like this, and we all do, do not let them influence you in any ways that stops you from pursuing your dreams, goals and vision for your life.
The Book –Dream Making in a Dream-Taking World
Dream Making in A Dream-Taking World is written by Dr. Steve Price. He has written numerous books on various topics.
In this book, I believe there are 3 fundamental questions we must ask yourselves. These are the question that can lead to life of prosperity.
- Who do I dream of becoming? and why?
- What should I give up if I am serious about reach the dreams and goals I have set for myself?
- Will my dreams make a difference in the lives of other people in this world?
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 face the people who are part of the dream stealing world.
How you choose to react to these people, will determine if you will reach your goals or if you will become a casualty of society.
Tip, do not react to the attitudes, words and believes of others. Rather learn to how to respond to these people.
When you learn how to respond vs react you learn how to inspire yourself. Here are 26 ways to inspire yourself, as you go for your dreams.
Overcome the Dream Destroyers
There are many dream makers in the world and we even work for or with many of them.
You can read the story of dream makers in books or on your favorite website.
You see their stories on the news and you see articles posted our social media. People in your circle of influence even have detailed conversations with you about the same people they look up to.
One thing all dream makes have in common is that they have many strategies to overcome challenges so they can focus on their dreams and goals. They have developed a success mindset.
In his book, Dr. Steve Price uses quotes from other big dreamers to show us the power of believing in your dreams and goals.
What do you expect from yourself every day?
Do you feel life is just what it is and you’re going to continue to flow with it and go where ever it leads you?
Perhaps you believe you can create the flow you desire in your life so you can have everything you want in this world.
Whichever you believe to be true, that concept is true to only you.
But if you are the latter then you already have the right mindset to start to achieve your dreams and goals. It means you have overcome worry and are not concerned with what people are saying about you.
If you do not have the right mindset, keep reading you can change and overcome the dream stealing world.
Find New Ways To Look At Your Current Situation
From time to time we are all face situations that will define who we are. It’s how we decide to handle these situations that 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, overtime this becomes insanity. (He did not say it in those words but you get the idea.)
Only So Much Time
There is nothing wrong with failing in life. Failure is a great way to learn from your mistakes. It allows you to take corrective action and find new ways to accomplish what you set out to do.
But where do you spend most of your thinking 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. Before Jerry Seinfeld’s name became synonymous with comedy, Jerry used to sell light bulbs over the phone.
Where do you think Jerry 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.
I am sure Jerry learned a lot about selling the joke to his audience by using many of the sales principles he was learning, using and applying at work.
There is a great principle that says, you can only give effort to areas of your life you consider important.
You have to put the effort into all the areas of your life that are important.
Know What You Want
There is an interesting chapter, in the book, titled, Shop for Shoes, not Excuses. It gets the point across, does it not?
If you want something then 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 or do you quit at the first sign of a challenge?
Do you fail to act and decides to ignore the challenges, thinking it will just go away if you do not focus on it?
If you seek the challenge when faced with one, you are a dream maker in a dream stealing world.
In a dream stealing world people who do not believe in themselves, or their ability, will do their best to convince you to quit or ignore all your problems.
I would recommend you seek out other dream makers. When you team up with them you put yourself in the presence of people who believe in you, themselves and the ability to accomplish anything they want.
Focus on What Works
As you develop a plan to go for your dreams, you will need to get good at spotting the type of people you will need to avoid.
Before these dream stealers show up, you will have to learn how to politely tell them 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 success people practice. You can also make these principles part 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.
When you do not give 100% of your effort, you leave room for failure.
To pursue your dreams, we should 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 calls, check my emails, shuffle paper around from one pile to the next.
I used to think I was productive. When I finally understood what it was going to take to be successful, I realized I was faking myself. Then I learned it was important to have a process.
Here is my daily process from when I used to work for a local home builder.
The Power 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 from time to time.
I like to believe that we do not say these words on purpose to ourselves but regardless we still do. These words are in our subconscious mind and they come out naturally.
Take some time and document the words you use. When you journal what words you are using you begin to see how negative you are to yourself.
Your negative words and thoughts are not different from those of the dream stealing world.
Here is the amazing thing. You can change your words. This will change the belief you have about yourself and this will change what results you get in life.
If you want to change the results you have, then you should watch what you say to yourself. Try to read positive affirmations daily.
This will help you change the words you use, as well it will change 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 through self-improvement.
Read books, listen to podcasts in your spare time and find a coach and mentor. 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 cannot see about himself.
We all want to live a life that is easier, less stressful and full of happiness and success.
Connect with people who will help you accomplish what you would like to. Do not hang around the dream stealing world who is full of people looking to keep you at their level.
They will only drag you down versus lift you up.
There are 10 strategies, 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 take actions on, so you can focus on creating the dream life you want.
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