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The Secret to keeping your dreams alive!!! Part 3 of 3.

Achieving a dream can be a long term venture. Some dreams actualize quickly, others take up to a decade or more. Whatever the case is, never stop dreaming. There will be many discouraging experiences, but to keep dreaming is the only way forward. Here are five tips to help you to keep your dreams alive.


1. Write your dreams down

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As simple a task as this is, most people fail to do it. Keeping a journal is no longer as fashionable as it was a hundred years ago. While carrying a physical journal may be outdated, employing any of the modern devices for notetaking can be useful. What is important is to take notes of our dreams as soon as we are inspired. Notes must be stored carefully in places where they can be called up and reviewed or updated.


2. Keep your dreams in Mind

Constantly remind yourself of your dreams and make them a constant part of your day. Pick out an item that reminds you of your dreams and put it up in a place where you encounter it daily. Making flashcards or pictorials and putting them up in closets, bathroom windows, bedposts or other parts of the home have remained a favorite for many people. Find what works for you and do it but ensure that you are reminded of all the awesome stuff you have to contribute to this universe.


3. Be careful who you share your dreams with

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Sharing your dreams with people also has a downside especially if they do not share your passion and enthusiasm. You might get discouraged bigtime. Do not share your dreams with people who do not believe in you and have the capacity to support you. Many have left their dreams because of all the negative comments from people. Many people choose to keep their dreams to themselves and only share their successes. Other choose to share and remain unfazed if they don’t get the support they need. Either option is fine as long as you are able to stay on your track until you achieve some greatness.


Choose the right friends and fora

In this age where friendship can no longer be regulated by proximity, people are able to forge relationships with persons in other continents. It is now possible to actually work together on projects, go on virtual adventures or play games virtually or remotely. This presents the opportunity to network and interact with all sorts of individuals and groups. Linkedin alongside many social networks provide opportunities to network with professionals globally. Official SEVICS website laptop-1104066_1920 The Secret to keeping your dreams alive!!! Part 3 of 3. Lifestyle Personal Development  motivation goals dreams  We can easily associate with friends or join various fora and any of the networks available. These also present a good opportunity to share your dreams and get the support you need to make them work. Do not join a group until you are sure that their objectives match yours. Friends have remained the biggest dream killers in the history of the world. Beware of your friends especially if their energy no longer matches yours. You can be the force that lifts them up and keeps them inspired else, move on.


5. Stay Positive

The act of staying positive has been emphasized by numerous authors and have become quite popular. Being positive does not entail that a person can not be discouraged or feel depressed from time to time. It implies that our attitudes to life and the events we encounter every day are open and hopeful. It is the belief that there is a good in every circumstance even if it isn’t clear at a point in time. A positive person knows that they can turn any circumstance around even if it’s hellish. Typically, they never stop working until the circumstance changes. In the words of the World Famous Motivational Speaker Les Brown, ‘It’s not over until I win!’

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Final Thoughts

Like people, every dream wants to live. But it is up to you to make that happen. Dreams are like seeds that are thrown in the soil and grow to become trees. Each person can have a thousand dreams and each dream has the potentials for greatness. The way I see it is that every person has a thousand opportunities to be great. So, don’t be afraid to chase that dream and make the best of it.

Do you have a dream? Part 1 of 3

When we are young, we dream of our future lives where we become influential and we save the world. As we grow older, the dreams appear silly and unrealistic. The older we get the more distant the dreams grow. Many young persons who are attaining adulthood have picked up new dreams from their parents, friends or teachers.

Dreams become reality – The world as we know it and every discovery that was ever made were dreams at a time. When the plans for the first train was unveiled, Scientists at that time, thought that people who rode in the train would die because a train would become the fastest vehicle at the time. Now think of other inventions that have been made and how silly the ideas sounded when the inventor tried to explain it to others. The popular saying that ‘if you can dream it, you can achieve it’ has been proven again and again.

Your role is not to worry, just dream – Part of growing up is the worry about how others perceive us. No one wants to be weird or a freak. Young people often worry about saying something stupid and want to be ‘cool’. History has shown again and again that the coolest kids often end up working for the weird kid in school. It’s the geeks who run the work, creating amazing technology every day. If you are a dreamer, forget about being misunderstood, the future will reward your persistence.

Dreams are idealistic impressions we create in our minds about the world. While it may be very different from the way life is, it predicts perfect pictures for the future. To dream is a gift for all.

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It’s okay to wander from a specific dream

A certain video went viral on social media a few years ago. It was about a little school girl who cried because the parents would not let her have a boyfriend ‘forever’. Later videos show this same girl, now older, advising young girls not to waste their time on relationships. The ability to change one’s mind is common among young people. That is absolutely not a bad thing. It is only right that our perspectives about life are shaped by our experience. If a dream is not coming together or no longer seems workable, then move on to the next one. At the right time, you figure out how to fix all your dreams and make them come true.

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Do not be afraid of failing. Many wise and successful people have proudly failed their way to success. This means that they kept working on their dreams and despite failing many times, they eventually succeeded.

How to activate your little steps to greatness

What does greatness mean to you?

To be great is a task that most people aspire to but only a few persons will experience. This isn’t because it’s an impossibility but people are likely to aspire poorly. Les Brown would often say that the ‘problem with achieving anything isn’t that people aim too high and miss but because they aim too low and hit’. The first step is to change your mindset about greatness. Aim higher than your rational mind thinks is realistic.

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Contemporary world views reveals greatness with regards to public adulation, fame, pomp, and pageantry. A celebrity status is the most sought after form of recognition and young people will pay whatever it takes to gain this recognition. The truth, however, is that true greatness is beyond one individual. It should never be about ‘you’ but about the value ‘you’ can provide. Every person who has at any time in history been recognized as great did selfless acts. To be truly great, put other persons first.


Everything is possible if you think it is

In the early days of our lives, we believe everything. Every little act was magical and provided some form of entertainment and that’s why children are so adorable. As people develop and become more grown-up, they believe less and find less amusement in life. Hence, the older a person gets, the harder life seems. Things are taken quite seriously and by the time we are all grown up, life is quite screwed, literally. Believe me, if you will, but everything is possible. The distinguishing factor between those who have this belief and those who dont is mindset.

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Developing the right mindset that says yes to life’s possibilities is important. It gives you the right attitude and sets you up for success. There will always be reasons to think something is hard. But that is the wrong way to think. It is better to think that everything is possible if you worked on it. As it is said, ‘if you don’t try you will never know.’ Every time you are tempted to say, it’s not possible, say instead, let’s see how this can be possible.


Do the easiest thing first

With the right mindset that is willing to try things out, all that remains is to learn how to conduct all you need to do. Let us consider an example where a girl needs a make a documentary for a school project. At first glance, this would seem difficult except if she broke the project down into 5 tasks.

  1. discuss the documentary ideas with the teacher
  2. choose what the documentary will be about, pets, gardens or about her family.
  3. Record on her phone camera
  4. Edit documentary using a free app on her phone
  5. Submit school project

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When activities are broken up this way, it becomes easier to execute them. Also, note that the simpler things are done first. Nobody fails at doing what is easy. It is the difficult things that are hard to achieve. The other truth is that the more people do simpler things, the less work there is yet to be done. In summary, the more you work on a thing, the easier it becomes. Next time you are faced with a difficult task, never say that it is too much. Start with the easier task and don’t stop until all the work is done.


Keep going no matter what and never stop

If you want to achieve greatness, you must learn to keep working on your dreams. All the elements of nature demonstrate this principle so well. They can be found in all things except in a vacuum. Fortunately, vacuums never exist in nature. Water retains its course even if it has to flow through or around an obstacle. But it never stops.

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Science has it that all matter is made up of little particles called atoms which are in state of constant random motion. Even in a frozen state, matter is still able to move despite the restrictions. What we can learn from this is that we never quite stop doing anything even when we think that we are doing nothing. Our minds and bodies are always up to something. Our task in life should be to ensure that the tasks that preoccupy us are worth our time and contribute to our dreams.

When you have decided to be great, then work on your dreams and never stop.