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Claiming Victory in 2013 – January 15th, 2013, by Danny J. Stevens

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

We all have dreams or had dreams about how we would like to live. Over the course of the years those dreams may have been tossed and battered and may even have washed up upon the shores of our memory. You may be pessimistic and doubtful that dreams can come true. This tells those around you that you once had a dream that was not or has not yet been fulfilled. Do you even remember those dreams? Maybe you were told that you needed to be in the real world and quit wasting your time daydreaming, was that what happened?

I was a daydreamer as a child and secretly as I have grown . Eventually though the dreams were replaced with real life and various people telling you to get your head out from someplace. The world I imagined and the world I was trust into are not the same. I like many of those out there still gain the encouragement and drive to still work towards some of the dreams. Secretly testing that if this dream comes true that there may be hope for other dreams.

Recently I was asked, What is your dream? What is your goals in life? I will be honest my brain went blank. After so many attempts and disappointments or other people squashing your dreams it is similar to the day you packed about your childhood toys. The magic, the hope it seems to be packed away as well. Those vision you held when you were younger are regarded as a wild imagination. Somewhere in the past we started to believe it was only a vivid imagination and that it could not come true and the mental images and thoughts were tucked away. Rather than be disappointed we change from the dream to our work knowing that somewhere will hold the answer and that maybe through this means it will be possible to find something to believe which could happen. They asked me again, “What is your passion, your dreams, your goals? It was then I realized I had let them be tucked away or attempted to be wiped away.

Dreams and goals never die, they are just lost on the shores of time and fade away. As a self defense mechanism we forget them because it is painful. There are two controlling factors in life to avoid pain and to gain pleasure. We will do more to avoid pain than anything else.

It is at this point where it is important to establish successful and pleasurable references around your dreams and goals. Begin to resurrect your dreams and goals. Remember what happened in the past is not representative of what will happen in the future. If you failed in the past, it has no connection to the present. If something went wrong back when, it does not mean it will go wrong in the future. The prior attempts may actually be to your benefit as now you know what to look out for that gives you an edge.

Dust off those dreams and goals! What is your passion, your dream, your goal?

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