What was your dream when you were young?
Have you started to pursue it?
Have you been able to achieve your dreams?
Admit it or not, everyone has a dream.
A dream to become someone someday; a dream to become significant; a dream to add value and contribute to the life of others; a dream to reach the pinnacle of success.
But, can we really make our dreams into reality?
I have a dream of my own when I was 12. I told myself that I want to become a millionaire before the age of 35. I knew it was ambitious and I have to do something about it. Or else that dream will just remain a day dream.
I entered the world of sales at 12 and sold many things; from toilet paper, pants, shoes, shirts, watches and many others. This is what I’ve discovered, you will experience a lot of rejections and trial before you succeed.
But as the going gets tough, I became tougher, stronger and more resilient to do whatever it takes to reach my dreams. I thank God that I was rewarded to fulfill my dreams before I hit the age of 27.
This is now what I’ve realized, the only difference between people who make it or not their determination to fulfill it. The question need to be asked is “Are you willing to pay the price?”
Because every dream comes a price tag.
The bigger the dream, the bigger the price tag.
No dream will be handed to you over a silver platter.
As the old saying goes, “There is no such thing as free lunch.”
The wrong question to ask is “Do you have a dream?”
Rather, “Are you willing to do everything, no matter how long it may take, in order to make your dream to become a reality?”
In pursuing your dreams you will have challenges, difficulties and tribulations of many kinds that you will have to face.
Are you willing to succeed as much as you want to breath air?
Many people want to succeed but not all want it that bad.
You must want it! You must covet it! You must go for it!
Many want to succeed, but some people sleep more than they are awake.
If you want to succeed, you cannot afford to go to sleep.
Many want to succeed, but some people are just too lazy to work.
If you want to succeed, you cannot afford to be lazy.
Many want to succeed, but some people are just too afraid to get started.
If you want to succeed, you cannot afford to be scared.
Successful people can hardly sleep; they are hardworking; they are courageous to face all types of challenges and fear that may come along the way.
They are thinking about what they are going to do tomorrow.
They wake up in the middle of the night to plan more, to think more.
They cannot wait until it is tomorrow in order to execute and make their plans work.
They live, breath, think about their dreams every minute and every second of the day.
You must want you dream so bad that you cannot afford to allow one day passing without you doing something about it.
If you know that you have been putting off your dreams for the longest time.
My challenge to you is, what are you planning to do about it?
Do you want to wait a few more years to pass for you to realize that you are not getting any younger?
Do you want to live your life with full of regrets because you never even tried pursuing your dreams?
Do you want to just celebrate other people’s success rather than celebrating your own personal success?
The choice is yours today!
Take charge of your life and do whatever it takes in order for you to live your life to the fullest today.
Live your life with celebration and refuse to live your life in regret.
-Chinkee Tan, Motivational Speaker in the Philippines
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