As you know if you read my last post, I am reading the John Maxwell book Put Your Dream to the Test; 10 questions to help you see it and seize it. I am going to share what I learn in each chapter here one my blog.
Is my dream really my dream? How have my plans, goals and desires been influenced by others? Is it possible that my dream is a result of who others think I am? Who I wish I was?
'When the dream is right for the person, and the person is right for the dream, the two cannot be separated from each other.' (Maxwell)
Ownership is the first vital step to fulfilling a dream. You have to take responsibility for your dream. One of the excuses we make is that it is not the right time to pursue our dream. I did this for years and then one day I woke up and realized I had not reached ANY of the goals I had set for myself career wise. "the timing will never be perfect for you to pursue your dream, so you might as well start now."
How to take ownership of your dream
1) Be willing to bet on yourself-Owning a dream means having your belief in yourself outweigh your fears.
2) Lead your life instead of just accepting your life.
3) Love what you do and do what you love.
4) Don't compare yourself to others.
5) Believe in your vision for the future even when no one else understands you.
"if you have a dream and are not trying to live it, then the first place you need to look to find out why is inside yourself.