“Imagine if you will be on your deathbed – And standing around your bed – the ghosts of the ideas, the dreams, the abilities, the talents given to you by life. And that you for whatever reason, you never acted on those ideas, you never pursued that dream, you never used those talents, we never saw your leadership, you never used your voice, you never wrote that book. And there they are standing around your bed looking at you with large angry eyes saying we came to you, and only you could have given us life! Now we must die with you forever” - Les Brown
I think of this story often and it inspires me to work towards fulfilling my dreams. There is an understanding that there is more within me to express and it’s up to me whether they come to life or not.
What prevents dreams from happening is largely due to fear and limiting beliefs. What supports the coming forth of dreams however is a clear imagined image in the mind that creates a positive emotional response to inspire aligned action.
That might sound airy fairy but these are the teachings from a timeless book called ‘Think and Grow Rich’ which is by Napoleon Hill who interviewed over 500 of the most successful people at the time it was written. When I think about what I have achieved so far in my life it has happened because of this process.
Set a goal: get clear on what you want
Use your imagination: picture what it would be like to already have it
Buy in emotionally: believe that it has already happened
Take action: do what is an alignment to what you are wanting
Practice patience: time will catch up
This may look simple and easy but there are parts of it that make it extremely difficult which is why there is only a very small percentage of people who are doing it. The biggest barrier is the conditioned mind. Everyone has been programmed to a certain extent from their upbringing, society, school system and their surroundings. To break free means to overcome small mindedness and breakthrough to the expansion of your awareness.
The reason why you are where you are is because you don’t have the awareness to get you to where you want to be. Changing your thinking is the most necessary place to begin. Take stock of the thoughts you have daily and I can almost guarantee they’re repeated thoughts. This is important because the thoughts you have drive the feelings you experience which influences the action you take.
So to give life to your dreams is to give life to yourself. Train your mind to think positive thoughts and learn to visualise a clear image on the screen of your mind so much so that it makes you feel incredibly good. Live your life from this vantage point consistently and you will be more overjoyed by the person you become than the goals that you achieve.
Sending high vibrations of loving good to you and your dreams.