Mr. Smith, Please Enter the Dream Room - Dream Big Dreams to Do Big Things!
Enjoy a great quote to start off this fantastic week!
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible." T.E. Lawrence
OK, so now that you know that, what does that mean to become one of the "dreamers of the day" that Lawrence talks about? Why can dreams help you do more and be more than you ever thought possible? And how can you make your dreams more powerful parts of your life?
I'll begin with the last question first, making dreams a more powerful part of your life. The first step in making dreams powerful is to go to bed thinking about that which you want to dream about. That means turn off the TV, and turn on something else that you want to dream about. If you want to dream about accomplishing more in your life, re-read your goals before you fall asleep. If you haven't already written down your goals, take 10 minutes and write one down tonight before you go to sleep, and tomorrow night, another one, and the next night another one, until you have all the goals you want to achieve written down. You can go low-tech with a notebook or 3x5 index cards, or high tech and type them on your computer and print them off on full sheets of paper. It doesn't much matter, just put those thigns down. One of my favorite authors, Napoleon Hill said it best when he said "Reduce your plan to writing... The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire."
These dreams help you do more and be more than you ever thought possible because the more you think about something, consciously or unconsciously, the more you find ways to accomplish those thoughts. If your goal is to make $250,000 per year, and you write it down, and re-read it before bed, your mind will automatically find new ways for you to make more money than you ever thought possible.
Now to the best part: how to become a "dreamer of the day." The first thing you should do to become a dreamer of the day is to set up a "dream room:" a room or place you can go to get away from it all and just think. Bring a notebook, and a pen, and maybe some music playing device. Some might want to bring a tape recorder so the thoughts are recorded as they are said. No matter, but make it a special place, and go there whenever you need to dream. Make it special, and you'll make it great!
The next thing is to learn, always learn, more about whatever it is you're passionate about, whatever it is you want to dream about. Go to the library and get all the books you can get about the topic, and read them. Take them to your dream room with you, and make notes on what you read, and use these to help clarify your goals.
Last, and possibly most important, is be persistent. You won't be a great dreamer right away. It will take time, and that's okay and in fact, that's more than OK. That's normal. As Mr. Hill says: ""The majority of men (and women) meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."
Phil Gerbyshak leads a team of people as manager of an IT Help Desk in Milwaukee, WI, and finds that sharing his knowledge is a crucial component for success as a leader and as a person. Phil's personal philosophy is paraphrased from Tim Sanders' fantastic book Love is the Killer App: "Share your knowledge, your network, and your love. The rest will follow." Feel free to contact Phil at http://makeitgreat.org or call 414.640.7445 anytime.
The Benefits of Keeping A Journal
Keeping a journal has many advantages and benefits. Whether you write a few lines or pages, through journaling, you can record and track a lot of information that can be easily retained for future reference. You can actually see what you were thinking because your thoughts and experiences are in a journal. When you commit to writing them down, you have put your thoughts and experiences into a solid form. Below are some examples of the benefits of keeping a journal.
Keep Motivated To Succeed Online!
Starting and managing a business takes motivation and talent. It also takes research and planning. Although initial mistakes are not always fatal, it takes extra skill, discipline, and hard work to regain the advantage. Take time beforehand to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals, then use this information to build a comprehensive and thoughtful business plan that will help you reach these goals.
Words Have Power
How many times have you heard or read that words have power? Maybe it was in the context of working 'magic' or 'positive affirmations' or visualization techniques and you just dismissed it as more of that 'psychic hooha'.
Are You Stuck?
You know the feeling.
How are things going for you? Are you sitting on top of the world or at the bottom of a pile of problems? Were you born with a silver spoon in your mouth or raised on the wrong side of the tracks? Do you say that life dealt you a bad hand? Know what? You are in good company. Everyone has their share of troubles.
Do The Hardest Thing First And The Rest Will Be Easy
Have you ever noticed that in life we almost always choose the easy road, the path of least resistance when it comes to challenges in our way?
Whatever Happened to You?
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The Simple Life
When we talk about a Simple Life, we are not talking about Paris and Nicole. We are talking about a life that is in harmony with our values. We are talking about a life that is joyful to live.
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Breaking the mold of being a child is difficult. The mere addition of years does not make that happen. The dependency many adults choose, in fact, keeps them in a child-like mentality. If the doctor makes our health decisions, an accountant our financial ones, a minister our moral ones and a politician is left to decide our rights, how is that different from a child being told what to do by teachers and parents?
How To Avoid Being Labelled As Average
When your life is over how will you be graded? Will you get an A or a B or will you get a C Average? Will your time on this earth be rated as average? None of us want to be average. We all want to be successful. We all, deep down, have the desire to achieve something in our lives. So why oh why are you satisfied with being Ms or Mr average? What is it that makes you content being average?
Choosing Your Vision
There is a new television show, called Blind Justice that will be replacing NYPD Blue. The show follows a Detective who, at the prime of his life and career, loses his vision in a heroic attempt to thwart a bank robbery and save other police lives. The shooting of this Detective results in his losing his eyesight/vision. He refuses the "disabled" label and sues to get his job back. What immediately struck me as I watched the promo for this new TV show was the idea of losing one's vision. Not physically becoming blind, but losing the vision we once had for our lives.
Success -- The Key and the Fire
Self-discipline is a powerful tool that can help you accomplish about anything you can dream or imagine. Self-discipline is the act of controlling our emotions, actions, thoughts, words and personal direction. Some people seem to be naturally self-controlled and some seem to have no self-control at all. Others seem to constantly struggle with self-discipline.
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