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5 hindrances that can make reaching a dream a nightmare

Updated on May 28, 2011

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Broken focus:

The first hindrance that I want to talk about is one that can be very subtle because nothing can impede progress more than broken focus .Broken focus is when something else brings distraction causing the desired dream to be placed on hold or to never be achieved. Boken focus may occur if a person has more than one dream that they are trying to achieve. It's like being pulled in several directions and never making any progress with anything. But if a person focuses on just one thing all of that person's energy can be applied enabling great progress to be achieved.

If a student desires to go to college they have what is called a major that they can focus in on and graduate into a dream job and career .But they do not enter college with five different majors because this would only cause confusion and a lot of wasted time .Other distractions could be past failures and people who continue to look at their failures will never be able to look forward and go toward their dream .There have been countless individuals who try to achieve in life but are constantly reminded of negative words from their past such as you will never amount to anything, or you are just stupid, etc.

The old saying sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me is just not true because words can cripple one's emotions their entire life .Matthew 7:7 declares ask and it shall be given seek and ye shall find knock and it shall be opened unto you for everyone that asks receives and he that seeks finds and him to that knocks it shall be opened. Notice the single word "it" in the text which suggest what one is going after is one thing .Even God knows the importance of being single-minded because he says in James 1 that a double minded person is unstable in all of his ways .So we see that focusing in on more than one thing may bring instability.

Another hindrance toward reaching a dream is trying to reach someone else's dream . This mainly occurs when a parent tries to live their dream through their children and there is no motivation for the child because they are being pulled in two directions . They do not want to disappoint their parents but at the same time they are not being motivated to go after what is really inside of them .

Another great hindrance is the fear of failure and this often occurs with people who have low self esteem . This Type of fear paralyzes a person to the point where they will not even try to accomplish anything. It is important for a person to make a habit of finishing what they start no matter how small or minute the project . Starting something and never finishing it can promote failure in the mind of a person . Jesus says to count the cost to see if one has sufficient to finish whether enough resources , support , and even motivation .

Last but not least another hindrance toward reaching the dream is the continuation of excuses . excuses can become crutches that continue to hold up a person who is capable of walking on their own. Remember the five hindrances that can cause nightmares toward reaching one's dream .

Broken focus

Past failures

Excuses

Fear of failure

Pursuing a dream that's not your own

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      Teylina 

      7 years ago

      Love 'pursuing a dream that's not your own." Oh, how many lives have been ruined by that one line. Very well done. Thanks.

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