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Keeping That Dream Alive

Updated on August 13, 2013

Dreams and Goals

All of us have dreams and goals that we would love to achieve. Some of us have had much success in achieving those dream and goals in our life and then there are those that no matter what they try to do, nothing seems to work out in achieving their dreams or goals.

Keeping that dream alive is up to each and everyone of us. To fulfill those dreams and goals you can not ever give up until you achieve them. Don't get disgusted and quit on your dream. Keep plugging away until you have what you want and make that dream a reality.

Believing in Yourself

You MUST believe in yourself and have total faith in yourself that whatever dream or goal you have in life you WILL be able to make it happen and make it a reality in your life.

Quitting or just saying you don't care if your dream comes true or not is the easy way out. As you know, your dream will never come true thinking like this. Positivity comes in play with achieving your dreams and goals and without thinking positive your dream will just be a dream and not a reality.

So many people have all intentions of making their dreams come true, but a lot of times they don't want to put any effort in making that dream into a reality.

Don't Hold Back - Go for It

As I said, keep at those dreams and don't hold back, just go for it and don't stop until you are satisfied with the outcome and making that dream of yours into a reality.

As many of you know I write about alcohol addiction, sobriety and ways to be happy and live a simple life, but deep down, I had a dream for years and I thought that this dream I had would never come true. My dream was to have a clean and sober life again and not depend on alcohol as my crutch and something to get me through each day. I thought I would die if I didn't have my alcohol each and everyday. I didn't know how I would feel if I didn't drink everyday. I believed I needed it and craved it like nothing else in the world.

Those horrible demons that all of us alcoholics have within us had got me, but good. My dream was just a dream because I was afraid to pursue my sobriety in fear of what I may look like to others that drank and how I would feel be clean and sober.

Now clean and sober for going on 2 years, and I might add, the happiest I have ever been. That dream has become a reality and a new life for me and my family. When I surrendered to my addiction it was very scary believe me. I didn't know what I would become. Would I be the most miserable person in the world because I left my best friend (alcohol) behind to start a new and healthy life or would I be the happiest gut on earth with my new life? There was only one way to find out and that was to quit drinking alcohol.

I wanted my dream of sobriety to come true so I fought my inner demons until I became sober and still fighting them each and everyday. The demons are still in all of us, (I believe) and just waiting for us to mess up, break and go back to feeding alcohol to them. Well I have to say, they are going to have to wait a hell of a long time till I feed them alcohol again.

My dream came true, as yours can too. Dreams and goals and made to achieve. All you need is to have the strength and the willingness to get them to be your reality.

© 2011 Mark Bruno


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Tony L Smith , Thank you for your kind words and with everyone we all need to dream and keep that dream alive and make it a reality.

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      Tony L Smith 6 years ago from Macon

      keep on dreaming brother, a crown of gold to those who overcome a thing, which is athourity is that very area to share with others

      to your victory


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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Not easy fighting those inner demons. Bravo.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Jo_Goldsmith11 Thank you so much for your kind comment. I will stick with it until all of my dreams and goals come true.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      Good for you! I wish you well and I pray that you will continue to follow all your dreams! :) voted up! really awesome!