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Why Not Your Dreams?

Updated on September 7, 2013
To make them come true, feel the joy of your dreams - as if they were already real
To make them come true, feel the joy of your dreams - as if they were already real

I think I'll learn a new language. Some may ask, "Why?" I say,"Why not?"

One day I remember 'talking off the top of my head' while with a group of friends, "I think I'll move to the tropics, Hawaii maybe..."

A few not only asked, "Why?" (which I thought was a really silly question!) but they also said it would be impossible as a Canadian.

I didn't respond, but thought, "It's a worthy dream, why couldn't I?"

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation..." James Allen (as Quoted in "The Choice" by Og Mandino)

Ever have your life turned around on what amounted to a dare?

 

I believe there's a missing ingredient here, but who am I to question Neville?
I believe there's a missing ingredient here, but who am I to question Neville?

Neville wrote: "The
truth that sets you free
is that you can experience
in imagination what you
desire to experience in
reality
(reality being
what we are conscious of)
and by maintaining
this experience in the
imagination, your
desire will become
actuality
."

Isn't that AMAZING!

So I dreampt and refined..

Started gathering pictures to focus...

Some asked why I would want to move to Hawaii - which I thought was a really silly question
Some asked why I would want to move to Hawaii - which I thought was a really silly question
If you can place yourself in the middle of your dreams, sensing them with all your senses, they will come true quicker. Feel the cool waterfall?
If you can place yourself in the middle of your dreams, sensing them with all your senses, they will come true quicker. Feel the cool waterfall?

It has been reported that 50% of our programming is absorbed by the time we are 4 yrs old. Another 30% by the time we are 8! Once we reach our 20s, we've bought into all sorts of programs that had nothing to do with us or who we are and what we're capable of.

You can change these programs if you'd like to start dreaming again - and actualizing your dreams. All you have to do is get emotionally involved with the change and/or through repetition, preferrably both together. This is how we bought into the defeating ones to begin with.

Statistically only 3% of the population actually achieve their goals or dreams. Why? It's not because the other 97% haven't any dreams. Nor is it that they're incapable of making them come true/actualizing them. It's because only 3% ever write them down, believe they're attainable and set out with the desire and discipline to make them happen!

what DO you want?
what DO you want?
No matter what, don't lose sight of your goal!
No matter what, don't lose sight of your goal!

We've all heard that before in those or different words and probably thought, "that's just way too simple". So we don't exercise the discipline required to maintain our desired experience in our imaginations or create simple plans to make them happen - and we don't write them down!

We let our programs, fears, doubts, insecurites, or other people convince us they're 'impossible'. What really happens? We forget the grand dreams we were so passionate about - that kept us excited about getting out of bed every day. They begin to slip away, bit by bit, piece by piece, year after year...

Ironically another friend came to me as if he was about to tell a joke. Then he said, it's really a story about a young man named Andy. Andy had gone to the theatre. Being one of the last to leave, there wasn't anyone else around by the time he got to his car. And, sure enough, it wouldn't start. He tried everything to fix it.

All of a sudden a sleek red Ferrari pulled up and out stepped a tall, dark, extremely handsome and seemingly perfect man. The man offered to help - but at a price.

Andy, realizing a Ferrari driving individual wouldn't normally offer to help mechanically, looked the man over and said, "I know who you are - you're the devil".

The man's head rolled back and he laughed hideously. "Well" he said, "If you know that, why do you think I'm here?".

Andy said, "You want my soul". Again the man laughed uproariously until the whole universe seemed to resonate with his defiance.

He replied, "I own many, many souls, I don't need yours".

"If you don't want my soul, what do you want?" asked Andy.

To which he heard, "I want your dreams!

I watch you all start out with big dreams and lots of enthusiasm. Slowly but surely you start to give a piece of them to your parents, to your teachers, to your friends - often even to your own spouses. I see too that you don't live but about 20 years once your dreams are all gone. I want your dreams!"

"so busy doing what we think we have to do, that we do not think about what we really want to do"
"so busy doing what we think we have to do, that we do not think about what we really want to do"

"Most of us are so busy
doing what we think we have to
do, that we do not think about
what we really want to do." - Robert Percival

When was the last time you really thought about your dreams or if the road you're on is taking you closer to them?

Do you continue to do what you think you are supposed to do, rather than what you want to do?

You are already leading yourself - where to?

Have you seen the movie, "Pretty Woman"? Remember at the beginning? Some guy on a street corner saying, "WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD, EVERYBODY COMES TO HOLLYWOOD GOTTA DREAM. WHAT'S YOUR DREAM? HEY, WHAT'S YOUR DREAM?"

Hollywood California hasn't cornered the market on making dreams come true. What do you really want?

Lee Iacocca can be quoted saying, "What do you want to be? What do you want to have? Where do you want to go? Who do you want to go with? How the hell do you plan to get there? Write it down. Go do it. Enjoy it. Share it. It doesn't get much simpler or better than that."

I didn't want to be on the cover of the Rolling Stones, I wanted to be on the cover of Kauai Times :)
I didn't want to be on the cover of the Rolling Stones, I wanted to be on the cover of Kauai Times :)

So I say, "LIFE = a place where dreams CAN COME TRUE!"

Will you do it?

Think about it,

write them down,

BELIEVE YOU CAN MAKE THEM HAPPEN!

Hablas Espanol?

Pourque no?

Learning a new language can be the first step to proving you CAN accomplish anything! It even helped me 'get out of any box' by seeing things from a whole other cultural perspective. The easiest way I've found is to go to the country and immerse yourself while learning with a language course on the side. It took me years to learn a language through books and tapes alone. Another only 2 months by simply being there and having to communicate to be understood at all. I've heard the new Rosetta Stone courses add the element of visuals for learning - could be worth checking out.

Would you like to move or retire to an exquisite overseas location - Why not ?

Will you join me in saying - "WHY NOT GO FOR IT" ?

 

 

YOU CAN DO IT!

YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! :)

"...How the hell do you plan to get there? Write it down. Go do it. Enjoy it. Share it..."

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    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      8 years ago from North America

      Delighted to have you visit Charlie. Wee bitty dreams take wee bitty effort - what do you do with the rest of your capabilities? Teasing to a degree - sounds like you're living a full life and enjoying it. We don't use it we lose it - have discovered that is especially true with languages myself. Appreciate the thumbs up 'n' awesome vote! Now with AFT, I'm beginning to feel like I'm in my 20s again so I'll be helping many go for new dreams and making a difference in the world - every point will help validate the simplicity of what's shared here. Thanks :)

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      charlie 

      8 years ago

      Reminds me of that song in Paint Your Wagon, got a Dream Boys. I'm still dreaming, it is just a wee bitty one now though. My Spanish is on the weak side now as I haven't used it much. Rated up and awesome

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      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Hi Kirsten - not sure if you're joking or not. Just in case you're not, be patient Girl. Before you know it you'll have your own dreams, not someone else's or something that's already been done, and you'll have a blast making them come true! As mentioned in the hub - just don't let your self talk include "can't" - cause all is possible!

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      Kirsten Jenkins 

      9 years ago

      Hi my name is Kirsten Jenkins im 13 and my dream is to play in the movie "Pearl Harbor" with ben affleck and Josh Hartnett, i want to replace Kate Bickensale... but i know that is completely impossible! i am a big fan of World War 2.. i cry because i get these dreams that im going to grow up knowing i will never be some thing i want to be.. i have tried every thing i can but i have no support... can some one lend me a hand and help me get a deal to play a role in Pearl Harbor? my email is tennesseeriver73@embarqmail.com please im sick of knowing im just another 13 with a dream that will never ever come true :(

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Hack aloha! Glad you stopped by! Perhaps different strokes for different folks my dear friend. Or maybe it's just in the terminology. I've lived with someone for a few years who looks at me strangely every time I've asked what he wants to do in life. He claims he wants to do absolutely nothing - that's what he envisions will make him "happy". In the meantime he hates waking up, hates everything about his life, hates everything he has to do, yet whenever he has "nothing to do", he stays busier than a beaver LOL.

      You offer help to learn the new language of technology and I keep procrastinating, knowing that's just not how I'm wired. In the meantime, you have goals, things you want to master, stay busy with many projects and from what I can tell, get 'em done.

      Call 'em dreams, call 'em goals, call 'em challenges, or don't call 'em at all - - - the attitude I share here is to help anyone overcome the "I can't" - and I know you already know, "you can" :)

      As long as you're doing what you want to do, without blame or excuses - it's all good!

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      Hack Retis 

      9 years ago

      I quit following my dreams.

      I asked'em where they were going and told'em that was cool, I'd meet up with'em later.

      -Mitch Hedberg

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Wow KCC - I will indeed be reading all your hubs from now on! Did you know, statistically you're in the top 3% of all of society? I don't normally compare but that is a fact that even Zig Ziglar has been trying to get people to realize for decades. 3% succeed because only 3% write them down! You're the first to even comment on this hub. I believe it was the second I published 4 months ago!

      I too have written many hubs and a workbook to hopefully help others understand that 100% intention = 100% results. The how is not ours to worry about if we are truly clear. Discovering our many contradictions may take years though.

      I once read where a guy had one of his clients write down all she wanted in a man. She said she wrote about 10 pages worth but for years still attracted guys who wouldn't even come close to one of the pages. She complained that it didn't work until he had her remember her first thought after writing. She cried when she realized her subconscious thought was, "a guy like that would never want me."

      We put out "a purchase order" to the universe and then immediately cancel with thoughts of unworthiness or whatever. Complete integrity is the first goal to achieve. Then, watch out because things manifest so quickly it's almost scary - have you found that?

      I am totally thrilled for you KCC! I know your desires will indeed be actualized! Enjoy 'em, share 'em and have fun! So glad you stopped by!

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      KRC 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      So many people are afraid to write things down. Sometimes, it's because they aren't sure of what they want, sometimes it's because they don't see the point because they can't foresee the HOW. I've recently written a hub about that and it's actually a part of the book I'm writing.

      This hub comes at a particularly good time for me as I began to re-access my own desires last night and was especially pleased with the excitement I was able to create in the process. That's how life is supposed to be. Big changes are looming for me and I couldn't be more thrilled!

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