There is a really popular says “if you believe it, you can achieve it.” It’s a great little saying and whenever I say it to myself it I tend to sing it more than say it.
But I actually sing it to myself almost everyday. I say it probably 5 or 6 times, usually when I am getting ready in the morning.
“If I believe it, I can achieve it”
My question for you today is this…. Do you actually believe in your dreams? Do you really think they are going to happen?
I am not trying to be rude or obnoxious or even arrogant. This is a true and honest question.
Do you really think you are going to achieve your dreams? Because I believe that many people don’t actually think they are going to achieve their dreams.
Do you tell people you want to become a professional musician but deep down not really believe it?
Do you tell people you want to become a researcher or scientist but not truly believe it in your heart?
Do you want to win an Olympic Gold medal or become and national or international sportsmen but never picture yourself actually doing it.?
When asked what your dreams are by family and friends do you actually believe in your own dreams or do you say it simply for ‘status’ among your social circle of friends?
Do you really think you are going to achieve your dreams? Because if you don’t then you probably wont achieve them.
I can’t remember who said this but it is so true.
“If you think you can or you can’t you are usually right.”
If you think you can do something then you can do it, but if you don’t actually think you can then you probably won’t.
There are stacks of quotes that help in motivating us to put one foot in front of the other and strive towards our goals and to dream big.
“Dreams are what reality is made”
“if you believe it, you can achieve it”
Phil Pringle says that we need to “think about our dreams in the spiritual before they come to life in the natural.” We dream first, and reality is then made…not the other way around!
This is why we must have a dream, a vision or a goal. Once we have one we can begin to strive towards it. It might take you 1 month or 10 years to achieve your dream but little by little, if you believe, then it can happen.
I believe that with no dream or goal there is no movement forwards. We just stay stagnant, not moving anywhere (and that sounds horrible to me).
Whenever I get up the morning I have a list of things I need to do. For example I may need to do some online work, write some articles, film some videos, coach some people online, do the shopping, pay the bills, walk the dog and the list goes on.
I hate the days where I have no jobs on my ‘to do’ list. Because when I have no goals I get frustrated, I feel like I am not moving forwards. And that’s just 1 day. Can you imagine a lifetime of that! I think I would go mad.
I find that when I talk to young people and we discuss dreams and visions many of them don’t truly believe they are going to happen. Throughout the conversations I try to encourage and inspire them to go for it! Believe in yourself! Work hard! Plan! Ask for help and you may get there one day. And if you don’t get there at least you tried – which is a lot better than not trying at all.
Here is an interesting thought:
When you see an athlete standing on the podium at the Olympics with a gold medal around their neck do you think that it was a surprise to them? Do you think they were surprised to win??
Do you think they won their event and said to themselves “Well g whizz, how did this happen. How did I end up here?”
Do you think super bands such as U2 or Coldplay didn’t dream of being famous? Where they surprised when they finally hit the big time?
Do you think actors such as Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt didn’t dream of being top-notch actors?
Of course they dreamt the success dream! They worked hard and they succeeded.
They dreamt about it every day for years and years until it finally happened. It was a dream, they planned for it to happen and they believed it would happen. I understand that only one person at the games can win the gold per event but I believe what separates the gold medallists from the other places is the simple fact that they actually believed in their dream.
They believed it would happen.
They believed that their dreams will come true.
So I leave you with this.
Do you believe in your dreams? Because whether you can or you can’t, you are usually right.
Have a great week ahead,
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