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Wishing, Dreaming and the Action to Do it

Updated on December 19, 2010

It’s becoming clearer and clearer, the older I get, that all the motivational words and concepts that are popping up across websites and in book stores and anywhere they are to be found, are only beneficial if they are put into practice.

I have also realized that putting those words and concepts into practice is a lot harder said than done. Only if you are one who ponders more than practices. Discipline and dogged determination are challenges to rise to if you have been brought up with the concepts that the world owes you a living or that if you dream hard enough, your wishes will come true without any effort whatsoever on your part.

Where is the line drawn between wishing, dreaming and visualizing in your mind’s eye what it is you desire in life? The line is drawn between the thought and the action. I am all for wishing, dreaming and visualizing. It’s worked for me in the past. It’s actually working for me in the present, which I will expound upon in a minute!

I mentioned in my last article, The Topsy-Turviness of Making Dreams Come True, a fun step towards making dreams come true is to do a wish board. Getting a piece of cardboard and cutting out several pictures from magazines will give you a visual representation of the dreams and goals you have for your life. If you just thumb through the magazines and just cut out pictures that catch your eye, you will even find some subconscious goals or dreams you didn’t even realize you had. It’s fun!

The more disciplined part of making your dreams come true is also something I mentioned in that last article. It’s about making a list of the steps you need to take in order to have a direction, stepping stones if you will, towards making your dreams and goals come true. It may take a little research. It will definitely take a little time. It will definitely take a little discipline. As the old saying goes, “Everything worth having is worth working for.” If you find a dream or a goal you truly desire, the work it takes to strive for it usually doesn’t even seem like work. That’s what writing is to me. It’s a dream and a goal that is so deeply desired that it doesn’t seem like work for me to do it. The rough part is becoming disciplined enough to take the time and effort to sit at a desk in a room with a window and to write every single day. To come up with ideas is sometimes rough, but the more I do it, the better I will get.

Now, on the expounding of how my wishing, dreaming and visualizing is working:

First of all, I have a very positive, affirming, confident, loving man in my life. He sparks my motivation. Not all of us are that fortunate so sometimes, our motivation has to come from other sources.

Secondly, because of my man’s motivation and because of my own choice to stay as positive as I can in spite of circumstance, I can see on a daily basis how my attitude is benefiting my life. Some days are better than others, true, but the more focus, the more determination, the more gumption I have to stay positive no matter what happens around me, the more I am seeing my life “fall into place.” It’s truly amazing how much the mind, the spirit, the soul of a person truly transforms the world around them. That’s why the motto you see on my HubPages profile is: “You create your Universe with your thoughts!” It is so very true! Keeping negative thoughts out of your mind, no matter how difficult that may sometimes be, will definitely guide you on your way to making your actions open the pathway to your wishes and dreams coming true!


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      Lene Lynn 

      7 years ago

      Ima, you blow me away! I would love to be glued to your side anyday! hehehe! I think we would be great, great friends! I am honored to "meet" you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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      7 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Lene Lynn, I'm just trying to figure a way to have you glued to my side!!! Your writing is so inspirational, and your suggestions are more than practical! There are many people, including myself, who are at times clouded by misgivings; we don't quite reach our full potential. WE, need words of encouragement like the ones you provide, because the message is, reasonable, has a purpose, and WE can clearly understand that you mean what you say! Knowledge is power and Lene are POWERFUL!!!


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