Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Am I Wishing or Working?

Maybe the reason your dreams aren’t “coming true” is because you’re simply dreaming. Dreaming for something is beautiful but it’s different than diligently working for the dream.

I think it’s encouraging to hear the stories of the people who have reached a goal that you yourself have aimed to reach…and you then realize how many obstacles they had to overcome in order to get to where they are today. It is never “yesterday I was there and today I’m here…where I want to be.”

There is always stories of disappointment, failure, doubt, and discouragement. So you’ve heard the expression “No pain, no gain?” Well, I think that applies to life as well. Dreams aren’t always just a click away…but they are always there… it is always possible to reach them. So why limit the amount of success in your life by giving up when the first heartbreak comes…or when you hear “no” for the first time? Those moments are simply milestones…if anything you’re getting experience by enduring the hard moments. The only thing that would be holding me back is myself.

When you hear “no” or “not this time”…..try again. It’s very difficult not to get discouraged and quit, but learn to focus on all the beauty in your life rather than wishing for different circumstances. It will save you from a lot of tragedy and heartache. Many times, though not all, the heartbreak and pain you feel…is because you allowed it to get there.

It’s all a mindset. I mean, of course you’re going to get discouraged and of course there will be times when we break…it happens to the best of us. But how long you let that sorrow overtake you, is your choice. Dwelling in the pain and many times the past, is taking up precious time when you could be dwelling on more important things. Like the next step in accomplishing your goal…or how blessed you are with a beautiful family…or how the seemingly awful past led to a bright future.

Dwell on what’s beautiful…take a wonderful thing in your life, thank God for it, and thrive on its beauty.

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
- Philippians 4:8 (New International Version)

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