Do you ever wonder what is the difference between a person who lives’ the dream versus the person who dreams of living? It is determination, persistence, endurance, and patience. I’m not saying that the person who dreams of living doesn’t possess any of these qualities, but to shift your life from ordinary to extraordinary takes all of these qualities. It takes determination to change the way you think so that it doesn’t leave room for doubt. Tell yourself that this is what I want and how I want it, and then figure out how to get it. It takes persistence; you will have to pursue it on a daily basis. Do something each day, no matter how big or small that pushes you a step closer to your desired goal in life. Start observing yourself, yes, observe yourself, how you talk, think, act, even who you surround yourself with and what social activities you partake in. Do they match the level you desire or produce positive results in the right direction? You don’t have to go join a country club, but when you visualize your dream life, are you hanging out in the same places or with the same people you are now? If the answer is no, then start making some changes, a step toward your dreams is not always what you do, but who and what you let go of! Here’s a hard one, this is the difference between someone making it, and someone giving up on it…endurance! Endurance is a hard thing because it means to keep going and never give up, no matter what it looks like. Lack of endurance is what has killed many relationships, marriages, business, and the list goes on. This is because in order to exercise endurance, it means that you are in a place in your life, that looks like all bets are off and you should just let go and move on. The funny thing about endurance is that you can’t claim it unless you are on the other side of it and you have endured. Endurance is an active process, endured is the completion of the process when you made it through and it worked out in the end. Finally there‘s patience. Patience is what you need when you are determined, persistent, and are enduring through a situation. Patience keeps you from making drastic and emotional decisions that can abort the dream. Patience is what you need when plan A – plan C hasn’t worked, yet you are still motivated to come up with a plan D. If you want to stop being the person that dreams of living and become the person that is living the dream, determine what it would take to achieve it, observe it, count up the cost, then make an unwavering decision and do it, no counterfeit versions allowed. Do you have what it takes? I assure you that you do…but when will YOU realize it?
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