There will be many people who will tell you that you will never, or simply cannot, ac
There will be many people who will tell you that you will never, or simply cannot, achieve your dream. They are the 80% of people who once had a dream but have now settled for something less. They are the children who once stood in line at school, believing they would one-day become pilots, doctors, actors, singers, ballerinas, missionaries, air-hostesses and so on.
But their experience of life gradually ground them down; and their dreams were reluctantly put away. Those dreams still live somewhere, deep down within their hearts, but they no longer believe that they are achievable.
First, their parents worked on them: questioning their abilities, doubting their chances and telling them that they once had the same dreams. Their parents told them they needed to grow-up, be more responsible and life would work out just great.
Then their teachers worked on them: saying that we all have such ambitions, but in the real-world, you needed a trade, a job, a career - and that life had so very few of these exciting opportunities. They ingrained the attitude of the 'scarcity mentality' into their charges - rather than the 'abundance mentality'. They told these children that there just wasn't enough good stuff to go around.
Finally, their friends worked on them as they also settled for the jobs on offer, they questioned: what was so wrong with being a sales-person, a Plumber, a secretary or a brick-layer? The world needed these trades-people (and so it does) and there was nothing wrong with making an honest living by providing these services. That was how, gradually, their beliefs about the world were changed - they no longer believed that it would be possible to reach the heights they had once dreamed of - and they made the decision to settle for less; much less.
After all this negative conditioning, only a few of those pilots-in-the-making believed they could still learn to fly aircraft; only a few of those singers still believed they were destined to sing for their supper. Many people had their dream literally strangled out of them. And when you are once again ready to pursue what is in your heart, you need to be aware that you are still not immune to this negative conditioning: there will still be very many people ready to tell you why what you are now doing, or about to do, is hopeless!
But, do you know of the work of Masaru Emoto - the scientist who freezes water and takes photographs of its crystal structure? Well, I don't think you could get a more powerful demonstration of the power of faith to impact our physical reality. He has tried a number of experiments which really challenge our conventional ideas about the power of our thoughts. Amongst other things, he found that water which was frozen when offered a prayer, formed better, more perfect crystals than water which was cursed before freezing.
It sounds bizarre doesn't it, but if our thoughts can do that to water, imagine what they can do to us - we are after all, 75% water! If your thoughts are positive, affirmative and full of faith, then they are transformational. You become literally changed and therefore better able to achieve your purpose - the goal that other people don't think you can possibly achieve.
That's why you need faith - a deep-down belief that, regardless of the evidence, you are going to make it! You are going to achieve what you have set out to accomplish. You are going to make a difference in this life.
Faith: acceptance of something which are not necessarily demonstrable
Faith: strong belief in something without proof or evidence
The 7 Keys to Success Will Edwards
This makes sense. I'd rather tell someone to pursue their dreams but be aware they may not work than to tell someone that it won't work at all because it failed for someone else.
I am absolutely sickened by people who put others down and try to destroy their dreams. I resent it deeply when someone tries to hold me back and i find it utterly confusing and bizarre why anyone would do this to someone else. It is beyond my comprehension.
This is why i go out of my way to encourage and motivate people as much as i can whenever i can.
Yes, there will always be people out there, for whatever reasons, who make it hard to remain true to our dreams, but they can only destroy it if we allow them to do so. I don't blame them for what they chose to lose. I feel more sorry for them than anything... Dreams aren't about settling for less, and I hold the greatest respect and admiration for those who ultimately do achieve it despite the odds.
There are plenty of examples of people who have achieved their dreams despite what others around them have said. I think the key is to have faith that you'll get there, as you've said Rak but also to find even one person who will support you in going after your dreams. Better still, surround yourself with people who are cheering you on rather than pulling you down.
It can be done without having someone there as support but it's not as easy (or fun).
So you wanted to be a pilot, and not only take off and land, but also travel to other planets...
Your dream is at hand: Orbiter - A free space flight simulator
The good thing is that you may travel for free.
I talked to the brother of an astronaut.
He said exactly the same. He played his cards and became astronaut.
I have had projects of mine. When I first propose them, they slam the door on my nose. For some strange reason, fate takes me back there, with a higher rank person backing me, so the doors are open after some time. I never asked for it. It just happens.
Who am I? Am I a VIP? No. I am just an average Joe, the guy next door, with an ordinary low rank job, ordinary life. The only difference I have is that even if my parents told me I can't do it because it is impossible, I forgot it was impossible, so I did it.
How did I manage to meet the brother of an astronaut? I do not know. Fate brought me there and we talked like any other human would.
I think that being realistic has some merit especially if you aren't lucky to have wealth or support while your learning.
In my personal experience, I'm faced with this right now, to be "real" or pursue my dream. Fortunately I have really supportive family
(I somehow feel I missed the point of the thread but /support anyways for dreams and faith)
You achieved your dream.
Having a supportive family sounds ordinary. But if you see around, that's not too common.
One common reason of people's unhappiness is that they want to achieve dreams but they do nothing about it.
Some years ago I told an HR person that I came to this world to change it.
I know that person lives in frustration, because she made bad decisions in her life that limited her options. She thought I was having a rant. I was serious.
I achieved what I wanted.
If I was "realistic" I could have been discouraged. But unfortunately I was not realistic, I did not know it was impossible, and it came true as I wanted.
There might be several reasons why people try to prevent us from achieving our dreams.
They want us to be sane and to attach importance to the "necessary things" in life.
Parents and teachers want us to keep out of mischief and gives us a sermon when we follow a different path.
Dreams,which are out of the ordinary,may not fit everyone´s values and norms.At least they´re likely to be beyond people´s grasp.
So,if you absolutely intend to make your dreams come true,beat your head against a brick.
There will be always people who try to destroy our dreams,but they are no harm for us-they will just look surprised when we start to make progress;).
People,who try to smash our dreams,most likely don´t even have the ability to smash them;).
Someone who tells me I cannot actually has the opposite effect on me. The more I'm told I cannot, the more it motivates me to prove I can. I don't have too many who tell me I cannot anymore, just need to make sure that it is not me who is limiting my ability to accomplish anything and everything.
Sometimes the people who do this, think they are just protecting you, by trying to make you think of the risks, and what you're putting on the line to achieve your dream.
The worst, is when this comes from your nearest and dearest. My hubby does not realize that when he puts up so many questions for me to think through, that he makes me want to give up even before I have taken the first step.
So what I do is, I will try to do my thing until I feel more confident that I won't be swayed. Then I tell him about it.
I strongly believe that it is our own responsibility to protect the first phase of our dream and not to let people influence us otherwise. The second phase, is like a test phase, where we share our dream, and people will put up arguments etc. If we are confident and sure, we would not give up.
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