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Going after Summits: Pursuing your Dreams

Updated on June 22, 2012

Going after Summits: Pursuing your Dreams

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5

As a teacher, my students often ask me: What course they will pursue in college. My reply as often is, “What is your heart’s desire? What do you really want to do in life?” Above all, you had better known what you really wish to do in this life.

But, I happen to stumble upon a book by Aleta St. James on Life Shift, that we can shape our lives, shape our dreams and rebuild our future, no matter what your age in life is.

These are her suggestions:

1. Recognize your desires in order to create your dreams to guide you to your destiny – the first question that comes to our mind is how? You can access this desire by listening to the inner voice that is seated deep in your heart and that is connected to your psyche. This power deep inside you impels you to fashion the influence of your dreams in order for you to manifest your destiny. According to Napoleon Hill “ What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve.” Yes, we can, if we believe in the power of the will. Nonetheless, the problem is: How to access this desire? Try to ask yourselves these questions:

a. Does my desire make me feel energized and happy when I think of recognizing it?

b. Will executing my dreams challenge me to go beyond where I am, to create greater possibilities in my life?

c. Will this desire positively affect me and the other people?

d. Do I need to call on the help of a higher spiritual force to create it?

These questions keep you in the right track, by heartily answering these questions then you’ll know that your desires are positive and be beneficial to you later on.

What then is the setback in not identifying clearly your desires?

We may have the tendency to fill in the empty void inside us that no one can fill, we may have the tendency to overcompensate, that instead of following our desires and dreams we amass great fortune, yet it still leave us empty and bare.

The following are indicators whether you are pursuing that negative desire:

a. Are my yearnings born out of hurt and revenge?

b. Are my cravings motivated that I am good enough?

c. Are my desires coming out of a sense of obligation or trying to get someone else’s approval?

d. Are my wants coming out of feeling insufficient?

e. Am I envious of what other people have?

f. When I’ve manifested what I desire, will I still feel unfulfilled?

2. Discover your deepest dreams so that it will come to life and it will become a reality. This is another force to be reckoned with. In order for us to access the seat of our dreams, we need to go to the deepest place inside of us, which holds this magical spot. And use the creative power of our imagination so we can connect it with our life. For it enables us to go beyond our limitations. According to Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” These questions may guide you in finding your dream: a. When was the last time you felt fully yourself and precisely where you ought to be? b. What makes your heart start pumping and your resourcefulness kick into gear? c. What makes you sense younger and livelier than you usually feel? d. What desires keep coming to the surface no matter how much you try to ignore them? e. Do you ever feel like you’ve just plugged into something big and have an unlimited source of energy? When does this happen? f. Is there anything you do that is so exciting it makes even the most complicated sacrifices even significant? Remind yourself that nothing is impossible when you set yourself on what you want and work with the higher self to guide you.

3. Manifesting your destiny by setting in mind what is your purpose in life. Have you asked yourself that very important question: What is my life’s purpose? What I want to do in life? How do I find meaning in life? As the saying goes by William Jennings Bryan, “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” So there you go, it doesn’t mean that you have no control over your destiny, but you must be in it 100 percent along the process. You may find hurdles along the way, but remember “the fruit of one’s labor is sweet.” You need to face these obstacles for it will strengthen your conviction to realize your goals in life. Don’t think that destiny is only for a chosen few, remind yourself that whoever you are, you already have this innate talent within you.

So start unleashing this power now!


if you want to learn more about self discovery and self - help. Please visit these links:

Nurturing the Wounded Soul

How to live life Creatively

Self - Parenting

Be mature in Relationships

Enjoy Reading!


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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hell Magdaleine...thank you for believing in that dream...have a great day!!!

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      Magdaleine 5 years ago

      Raciniwa, I believe that we have to pursue our dreams, no matter what.. this is a good hub with great pictures too

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello snowdrops...thank you for leaving a wonderful comment...i do love them take care too...

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right're a great and dedicated teacher. Im sure all your students love you! Take care :)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello cclitgirl...thank you for sharing your ideas and time...i appreciate it very much... have a great day!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Jools...yes, we need to shape our dreams in order to have a sure goal in life...if not we are just like flotsams in the sea...thank you for visiting...have a great day...

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Beautiful hub! I agree with Julie - you've gotta have dreams - something to strive for, something to live for. Excellent hub and thank you for sharing the points about the book you read.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      You have to have dreams in life and even if they are small ones they take up your concentration and require your energy and commitment - these are always good things to 'exercise' throughout our lives.

      Great hub!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it would be a great way, to start moving to that direction Cyndi to read Aleta's is so inspiring...thank you for gracing my hub today...take always...Peace be with you...

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Raciniwa, What a great verse to lead off with. Good tips, ideas and motivational spirit. I will look for the book that inspired you to write this. Thanks for the motivation. Voted up and sharing. (What adorable girls you are blessed with, by the way.)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i'm glad that you felt that way...i felt motivated too to write for more...thank you for visiting...

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Great tips, i feel motivated raciniwa, thanks. Voted up and shared

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      my, my, i am not surprised that self seeking individual would find yourself in that dilemma when you were young, but just like you, i didn't meet such a person, but along my travel of life's roads, i slipped, and fell, and stood up, though scarred still persistent to move on...until one night i cried out to God and asked from Him guidance, to end life's misery...along my travel after that i realized that God really wants me to be happy and be satisfied, but in order to do that we must shed first our false ego...i am trying now to emerge as my truest self...

      i am so thankful for having as a friend who shares the same enthusiasm with me in life...

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      Raciniwa I am very excited to read this wonderful hub.I was pulled to read this one out of all your beautiful hubs.I believe and live what you have captured in words every day.I am learning to refocus to find what brings me the greatest meaning in my life.To read someone else who lives the same philosophy every day.I am in awe.To teach young minds that are very influencial the right things in life goes without words.To have you as a friend and share my thoughts and see beautiful life unfold in every way possible is breathtaking.I don't know what today will bring.I do know I will be more surprised than ever.I do know I will feel better and better.Each word you write hits the right note and can carry on till the end of time.I work with teenagers and they show no interest and little desire.I don't understand it.It frustrates me.I wish I had someone like you when I was ten to guide me and help me along.Have a great day.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello shiningirisheyes...i'm so happy too to be a light to others; moreover to be appreciated by you...and yes, i do consider it an honor to serve the children for they help me grow too...bless you too...

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Raciniwa - I thank you so much for posting a very smart hub topic. So inspiring and I try to live by all of it.

      I also want to thank youf or doing one of the most noble jobs in the world - teaching out children.

      Blessing to you. Your children are beautiful! And so is your heart. Glad you are in this world with me.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you for sending that energy all the way from Canada...and i send you back my warmth and well wishes for happiness and success...thank you for the inspiring helps me to stand firm and do what i need to do with a happy heart...

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      I love your title here - it is so inspiring , well like you - I really do look up to you as the one of the great women in this world - you are my hero - you have supported me and I love it - and most importantly you have this made this world a far far better place to be for 'everyone' in your life both online and in your own personal world - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 10:19am

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Bill...i consider it an honor...have a great day!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very wise words here Raci! You have made some excellent points and suggestions in this beautiful hub.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Alvin...yes, it's really made especially for students like you who are not sure what course to take and dreams to pursue...

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      Alvin Baculao 5 years ago

      Very informative Ma'am! It really help us to choose the right desires and courses in our life especially for us- 4th year students.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Ailen!!!

      always do that when you need to decide especially if it's for your life...i really intend this article to guide young in pursuing and following your dreams so you will not have regrets in the end...

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      Ailen Ferrer 5 years ago

      Now I know... Ma'am I will listen what my heart saying.....

      Thank you ma'am for sharing this..

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Frank!!!yes, it's hard to teach young people nowadays, yet i make it a point to help those who are confused...thank you for being supportive as ever...

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Very good Raci I always find it difficult to tell young minds to follow their dreams.. when in reality most will falter.. but you're right it's worth the life you live when you try.. great hub


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