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How To Get A Dream In Life.

Updated on September 14, 2013

You have to have a dream

How To Get A Dream In Life.

It is my dream to become financially independent and then teach people to do the same. What an awesome place this world would be if everybody knew how to do this.

I keep hearing about the 95% / 5% of people. The 5% hold all the wealth, while the rest (95%) struggle on living everyday in mediocrity. Then I hear that we all have the choice to decide which group we want to be in and can change our lives accordingly.

I believe that this statement is true but the everyday person needs to find the vehicle that can propel them into this 95% bracket.

The opportunities are there, but, do you know what? I believe that most of us go around about our business never knowing that opportunities are looking for us.

The problem is we do not recognise this and never reach our full potential due to it. For many the opportunities are recognised but the individual then does not have the courage of his convictions to follow the opportunity for whatever reason.

Gut Feeling.

When was the last time you had a strange feeling that something was guiding you, almost telling you to do a certain thing or take a different route to somewhere.? Did you ignore it or did you follow your gut feeling? This is what I am talking about when I say that opportunities are there, but we need to recognise them. If you do not allow yourself to follow these gut feelings you may never get where you want to go.

Keep On Keeping On...........

Is what we all have to do. If the dream is big enough our sub-conscious mind will find ways for us to achieve that goal.Our mind and brains are the most sophisticated computers. As I have said before we need to recognise opportunities as they presesnt themselves. Not easy I know in this fast paced madness that we all seem to live in.

How Do You Get The Dream and Keep It Alive?

Getting or finding it is probably for some, a very difficult thing to do or even admit to. We all have things we want to do or achieve at some point in our lives. We have an in built mechanism that pushes us on to do things and achieve, however small a task this may be. Now, I am not going to go into loads of technical jargon about how or what you have to do to get a dream. This is something that you have to do for yourself. Only you know what you want in life and where you want to go. One thing I will say is, be very very careful who you tell about your dreams or aspirations. For some reason there are people who may like you and consider you a friend, but if you tell them what you want in your life for you to get ahead, they may view this as them being left behind and could actually rubbish your dream or snigger at it. They may even tell you that it is not achievable purely because they may get left behind.Nobody ever wants you to get ahead of them.

Choose carefully who you associate with. Only associate with like minded people who have similar views and aspirations to yourself.

Keeping the dream alive is a very difficult thing to do. I say this because we are being bombarded on a daily basis by all manner of things, work, family pressures, finances, illness to mention a few. Where is the time for you to work on yourself going to come from. Again that is something for you to address but you will need time to put effort into fulfilling your aspirations in order for you to get into that 5% bracket. There is plenty of room at the top so work out a plan and then work your plan. The vehicle for doing this is whatever you choose to do. You know what it takes. Do you have the strength of character to pull it off....I think we all have. FOCUS is what is needed. FOCUS on the objective and go for it.

As I say at the beginning of this article I want financial independence and I am working on that plan now. As you read this article you are helping me toward that goal. For me, I see writing articles on the internet as part of the plan to get me there. When I achieve what I set out, then I will begin teaching others to do the same. I will do this by giving a detailed plan of action for everyday people to follow. This I hope will be the contribution I need to provide to the wider community. In recent times I have reviewed many different business models and bought all manner of books and e-books none of which have ever backed up what they say will work. It seems that you never get the full story and that some important information or key to success is missing just to keep you buying what the leaders in these organisations are selling. My plan is to give the knowledge to people for free for the good of my fellow man as it were.

When will I do all this.? Good question but I am working towards it as I write this. You may have heard about residual income. It is like when an author writes a book and has it published.The author may get a retainer for writing the book. They will also get royalty payments for the life of the book for however long it is on sale and while ever it is re-printed. In essence it means that the author does the work once but then keeps on getting paid over and over again. That is what I call working smart. In conventional work and business we have to keep turning up in order to get paid. With residual income you keep getting paid after you have put the work in. Simple isn't it?

Writing on the internet will do just that.With all the information there is in cyberspace there is some thing for everyone. The Hub Pages package I believe, is one of the strongest but it requires commitment and effort from everyone who takes part.

Check out all the information there is within Hub Pages. There is plenty of information around the pages on residual income. My advice to you is to find someone who can help you. find someone who can talk the talk as well as walk the walk. Hopefully I will be one of those people in the not so distant future. I will keep going whatever it takes. The price,I think is worth paying in terms of the effort it takes because the prize at the end will be well worth it if only for the time it has taken to get there.

I hope you enjoyed this article and I urge you to make comments in the comment box and vote using the headings below this article.


Many thanks for reading this article

Steve Mitchell

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Cyndi10,

    thanks for coming back a second time.

    I agree you do have to keep your eye on the possibilities and opportunities, which is why I hope you have your eye out now for an opportunity. Check out my link

    http://bit.ly/QcT7TN

    It fits in so well with your Hub Pages and what you learn can be used for your writing.

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    Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

    Hello Steve, words well written. I think too many give up on their dreams as being to far out of reach or simply forget what those dreams were as we go about being the 95%. You have to stay vigilante and keep you eye on the possibilities around you for fulfilling your dreams or they will quietly slip away.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    darrenoclueo,

    I go by gut feeling on lots of things as well, thanks for reading and commenting.

    See what your gut feeling is about this if you want to earn more. 35 mins a day is all it takes.

    http://the10kchallenge.com/index.php?r=poshcoffeec...

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    SidKemp,

    not just American's headed for bankruptcy, just look at the state of Europe. Thanks for commenting.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    cyndi10,

    hi to you. thanks for commenting. Glad you enjoyed the read.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    jackie lynley,

    my sentiments exactly. Thanks for reading.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    fennelseed,

    thank you for the brilliant comments. Wow finishing work at 55. Think I will still be working at 90 the way things are going. Some of us are just not meant to take it easy I reckon. FF is the only way to go. ( Financial Freedom ).

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    Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

    Excellent thoughts! And it's worse than we think. These days, the 90% or 95% who don't have a dream aren't getting by. Financially, 90% of Americans are headed for bankruptcy. So it's getting close to dream or die!

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    Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

    Hello Steve, You've written such words of truth. Thanks for writing. Sharing.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

    What is life without a dream? Good write.

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    Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

    I can relate to a lot of what you say here Steve. I have learnt the hard way not to share my dreams with certain people. I have also ignored gut feelings at times and regret it. But the end is in sight for my time in paid employment and in 2 1/2 years I will be finishing up aged 55. I will have some super but will also relying on residual income as well. Its time for me to focus on these means now. I love your way to cute coffee cart!!! All the best with your endeavours. My votes to you for an inspiring and useful hub.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    iamadraleigh,

    It is good to know we are striving for the same goal. Cheerleaders are what we all need along with the support of like minded friends.

    KDUBarry03,

    good luck with your future, you are doing the right thing and you are in the right place.

    Thanks to both of you for your comments.

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    KDuBarry03 5 years ago

    Very interesting and true. You are absolutely right about this. There are numerous sources and places to go to make yourself financially stabler. For example, I'm twenty years old and I went out to discover hubpages, elance, wordpress, LinkedIn and other great sites all by myself so I can better secure my future. All it takes is for the person to stand up and say, "I won't look for work, I WILL find work." There is a whole slew of opportunities waiting to be discovered; however, it is all on the person to take on the initiative.

    Thank you for sharing this eye-opening hub!

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    iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

    I too am seeking financial independence! I value your hub and your feelings....thank you!

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Sunshine,

    cclitgirl,

    Thanks for your brilliant comments as usual. I know it isn't rocket science, but to get where we need to be we have to make changes to the way we do and think things. Action is the word here.

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    Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

    You had my brain on overdrive while I read this. I am constantly jaded by the top 95% and how it doesn't trickle down. But then I read your hub, and I think you're right: you have to move up. I'm doing the same thing you are. I'm working my little tootie off so that I can have more money than I do now so that I can do the things I want. Not mind-boggling things, but I think about my goals and how I'm going to get there. This hub is inspirational! :) Thanks for sharing this.

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Great advice Steve "My advice to you is to find someone who can help you. find someone who can talk the talk as well as walk the walk" that's very true!!!

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks Doc for sharing this one and also for reminding me that I need to do a little bit of housekeeping on this Old hub. It just shows you how much we change as we progress with our writing.

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    Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

    Good one Steve, great insight and sensible suggestions on making goals achievable.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Sonya, thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. I really appreciate it.Good luck with the order of a big dream. Let me know when you take delivery of your order.

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    Sonya L Morley 5 years ago from Edinburgh

    Really great hub, and good advice. I am currently working on manifesting a big dream, through seemingly impossible circumstances, but I have every faith in it happening soon. It is good to read about other people's experiences and dreams and know that I am no different. Voted up.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks francismalz for taking the time to comment

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    francismalz 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    Awesome article. I like the part about Residual Income. thanks for sharing

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Ringandping many thanks for taking the time to read and comment.'Managing the distractions that weaken our focus is key' is bang on the key my friend. May be this the key as to why there is the 95% and the 5% split. Only 5% have the focus and concentration for 100 % of the time.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    christinewouters thanks for the vote up. Thanks for dropping by. Call back anytime.

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    Ringandping 5 years ago from Santa Ana, CA

    I agree, in order to get what you want you must Know what it is, Acquire your target, focus on that target, then hit the target. Staying focused and on target is a big part of concurring dreams in my opinion. Managing the distractions that weaken our focus is key.

    Your article has great inspiration!

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    christinewouters 5 years ago

    I found your article very interesting and yes most of us are struggling whilst a few hold the wealth and it is my dream to be financially independent, and I look forward to reading your next article, I voted up and useful.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    hstdbnd thanks again for reading and commenting.Your comments are always encouraging..thanks

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    itops 5 years ago from the sea

    Thanks for the advices and inspirations!

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    Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

    I too am following this dream of writing. It won't be easy, but I am willing to pay the price now to enjoy the benefits later. Great hub to get a person thinking about what is important. And it is hard to figure out where you want to go.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    anupma thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    Dr Anupma Srivastava 5 years ago from India

    Great hub, it is true that 95% are struggling. Your suggestions are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    NiaG thanks so much for your encouraging words. Something we don't always seem to get outside this community.

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    NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

    You'll get there poshcoffeeco. It may take some time. I too have certain goals that I seem to be leading my own way through. It's tough to do when you don't have direct contact with a mentor. But we'll find a way if we stay determined and focused. Don't allow negatives to get in your way.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    MM thanks for the comments and best wishes.

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    I believe setting goals and having dreams are so important, it's worked for me in the past and I still have goals.

    Thank you for your advice and I wish you every success for yourself too. Best wishes MM

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    alwaysex and GRL, thanks for commenting. Glad you enjoyed the hub. I agree GRL about never giving up and taking small steps toward the bigger goal.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    I guess basically what it boils down to is to set ourselves some realistic goals keep them in mind and slowly but surely head toward them checking off each step we have completed and never, never, give up till we have accomplished what we set out to do and yes getting some professional advice along the way is just a push in the right direction.

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Dreams can come true, it can happen to you if you're young at heart..I believe that.. Enjoyed your hub..Thank you...

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks eddiec for your Hub ( I mean comment). You are obviously a man on a mission.

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    Eddie Carrara 5 years ago from New Hampshire

    Oh, to be a kid again, if we could all be a kid again for a day, because kids know how to dream without fear, fear of failure. As adults, we don't allow ourselves to dream because we are full of the what ifs, this is what holds back 95 percent of people from dreaming. The fear of what if I fail, or what if people laugh, or my favorite, what will people think?

    The one quality successful people have that most people don't is a clear vision of what they want, and it's not always money. Look at Steve Jobs for instance, he had a vision, a passion, and it had

    very little to do with money, he wanted to change the world, he never quit even after he was fired. People laughed at him but he pushed on.

    Knowing what you want in life IS the battle, getting it is the easy part in my opinion. If you know what it is that you want, you will spend every possible waking hour working on your dream, if you

    are passionate about your dream, it will manifest itself right before your eyes right after you spend

    countless hours and years of sleepless nights working towards you dream. It sounds intimidating

    but you are doing what you love to do, it's your dream.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    everydaym thanks for reading. I agree we do have to tap into our dreams. The dream is the easy bit....tapping in and keeping focused is the hardest part for me and not getting sidetracked or distracted.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    DM thanks for commenting and sharing your experiences.

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    everydaymedium 5 years ago

    Our passions and our dreams can teach us so much about our life our goals and our purpose. We just have to learn to tap into them to change them from dreams and make them reality

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    Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

    Poshcoffee: I seldom have dreams, atleast dreams that I remember anything about. But, I have had dreams about my personal future, and these dreams have come from God. One dream spelled out in detail about my job with the post office, another dealt in detail about my meeting and marrying my wife.

    Don't know if that helps or not. God gave me dreams about my future for me personally just because I prayed.