~I have always been encouraged to follow my dreams and told that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, since I was a kid. Well, I didn’t always put my mind to the best things for my life, but I did however believe that I can achieve whatever it was that I set out to do.
From the age of 3 or 4, I loved music. I first learned the guitar at age 9 and wrote my first song at 14. Got into my first band at 19 and have been a musician up to this point at age 40. So I can honestly say that I actually put my mind to learning music and the art of it, and then walked the path I dreamed of walking. By trade, or skill, I am a musician. Ask anybody that knows me or knows of me and they will tell you the same thing.
Why do I say all of this? Because not very many people in this world have a dream. Or maybe they weren’t encouraged enough or at all in their life, so they never put forth the effort to achieve the potential that they had, or even have.
New York Times best-selling author and LIFE Leadership founder, Orrin Woodward, states that “The limiting factor on your success is not the size of the obstacles, but the size of your dream.” If we don’t have a dream in life, then we have nothing. Everybody needs to have a dream for their life. It’s never too late to do it.
In order to achieve real success, we must go through a process of “DREAM – STRUGGLE – VICTORY”. A great example would be, you walk into a room and people are weeping while watching a movie and you can’t understand why. Now, you only caught the end where the man and woman ride off into the sunset hand in hand. What you didn’t see is the DREAM the couple had, the STRUGGLE they went through to get their dream to happen. Then finally they achieved the VICTORY of getting together. Cheesy? Yeah maybe… but not a bad scenario.
So, I want to encourage you that you can achieve your dreams if you first of all, have a dream…put your mind into achieving that dream and then go live the dream you have. If you don’t have an encourager to cheer you on, then find one. Heck, I’ll even be one for you!
Thank you very much and go live the LIFE you’ve always wanted!!