“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” Gail Devers. I have been wrestling with this post for weeks. I’m not really sure why, but I have set about to write it 3 posts ago, and I am finally putting this out there. This one may make you squirm. Stop wishing and start believing.
Wishing is for little girls in pigtails. Wishing is in the fantasy realm and believing is in the action realm. Wishers talk about their dream, but it stays so stagnant that it grows cobwebs. They just don’t believe it enough to take it out of their head and into action. Have you met someone like that? I ran into someone at a holiday party who I had talked with about her dream some months back. I asked her what she had done to move toward her dream since I spoke to her last... “Well, I’ve ‘thought’ about it a lot”, was her answer. That’s a wisher, not a dreamer.
Believing is for achievers. Believing requires you to, as Beth Moore puts it, ‘elasticize your faith until it has stretch marks’. Believers take that leap of faith that is so scary, so challenging that it makes their heart beat hard and their palms sweat. You know you are a believer when you become a doer. “You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” Mary Manin Morrissey
Faith and belief, vision, hard work, determination and dedication...those are action words. Stretching yourself will unleash unstoppable power that will propel you toward your dream. Do you want the head and heart rush of that unstoppable power? I don’t know any dream that wouldn’t take you to a new place, but it’s never easy. You have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone to get there.
What one thing can you DO today that will move your dream to the believe column? Register a domain name for a new business? Call a potential partner and set up a meeting? Record an audio product? Draft the outline for a book? Fill in your blank here.
Start believing and get going. And, as Mike Litman loves to say…”You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.” But, you DO have to get it going if you want to dream to be more than a wish.