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By: Lance Woodworth
"If you can dream it, you can do it!"
(by Walt Disney and used by the late Dr. Robert Schuller,
Pastor of the Crystal Cathedral & "The Hour of Power"
with 30 million viewers worldwide.)
Did you know that no matter what age you are the part of your brain that controls what you think and do, which equals where you are in life, always produces dreams regardless of your age. It's a dream that gets you excited and that excitement can lead to action!
There are many types of dreams you experience but the ones I am referring to are the dreams you have regarding "your" success. These are dreams for your:
For many the area that occupies more "dream time" and/or "awake time thinking" than any other usually concerns the highest priority in your life at the time. It seems like for many people in these economic times it is our financial and economic stability and sustainability. This is not because you do or don't already have your dream car or dream home or the cash to buy the clothes you want but because you experience a sense of "freedom" and "fear" with the thought that comes from knowing you are in a position to determine your level of life style spending and what you will do with your time for the rest of your life.
At times you may be afraid of what a dream represents. It may seem that you could never accomplish it. But maybe this is why God gave you the dream in the first place. To motivate you psychologically and emotionally to take hold of what you dream for in your life and to take immediate action on that dream. Of course the action you take is up to you.
Now how do you take action "right now" without sacrificing what you are doing today? And what about the conditions you have presently that may not be conducive for taking action, The answer is you don't take action until you plan what steps to take, share what you are doing with family and maybe even pray to God for guidance in the steps you need to take.
You may need to remind yourself of the basic principle that for every decision you make there is a positive and negative consequence for your decision. All decisions require sacrificing something to get another thing. If you want to eat ice cream you may be sacrificing good health and become overweight. If you want to smoke you may be shortening your life. If you want to work for someone else you make the sacrifice of not having the potential of an unlimited income. This should cause you to really contemplate what decision is best for your circumstances.
Sometimes doubt keeps you from making a decision for "fear" of the unknown. When this happens your fear has "psychologically paralyzed" you from taking action. So, you need to remember this definition of fear: False Expectations Appearing Real. Also remember that once you make a decision then go for it with all your heart and all your might 100% of the time and your dream will come true!
By the way, don't think someone else will make the decision for you to start a business. You will always have to be the one to make that decision. Plus, you will need the commitment from your spouse or business partners to make it happen. Last, keep in mind if you have a dream you will never know if you can succeed no matter how big or small if you never try, that is a guarantee!