The tongue of a dreamer always speaks words of encouragement, building others up. It uses tact and diplomacy.
Dreams live or die in our mouths. I can tell a dreamer by the words they speak. The Bible puts it more bluntly – it says life and death are in the power of the tongue. The words we use, and the thoughts and attitudes behind them, determine our future. That's a powerful statement.
Can you keep a secret? People will be open to sharing their most precious thoughts and feelings with you if they know you can. With that sharing comes a strong bond of friendship along with opportunities for you to speak into other people’s lives, to encourage, motivate and keep them on track towards their dream.
Impart your dream
One of the important things that any visionary must learn is the ability to communicate the dream, affirm the dream, repeat the dream, and impart the dream. In other words to help others assimilate the dream.
You've read how I was motivated by that boring youth rally to take over and create something relevant and positive for young people. I told my friends what I wanted to do, I repeated it over and over again, building the picture bigger and bigger in my mind. Then I imparted the dream in the shape of youth alive.
Dreams live or die in our mouths I can tell a dreamer by the words they speak
I said earlier that you need to focus on what will get you closer to your dream. This means sometimes having to include others in the process. Obviously no one could run you the live or any other organisation singlehanded.
To draw other people, the vision must be communicated and articulated. That way they will get a good idea of what you are doing and know if it is a part of the dreams they have for their lives too.
growth and productivity is only likely to occur where there is clear communication of where you are going, what you are about and what you want to achieve
Over the years I have found that the best way to get people to see your dream is to communicate it through your words and your attitudes, and by showing them how to implement it. So you speak it, live it and show it. Put simply:
Explain your dreams (words) train others to be involved in the dream (actions), allow them to participate (reproduce yourself).
See your dream on paper
Write the vision out. Verbal communication is great and highly effective; however what you say can easily be forgotten no matter how good it is. So write your dream out.
Keep it simple, exciting, to the point, and show the benefits.
You need to understand the dream, then help others do the same – its scope and its rewards. When I played football I could never understand why we had to train three days a week for an 80 minute match. It became obvious to me when our team consistently won matches that it was our coach who had the dream to win, and he communicated it to us when he told us that add game would only be as good as our preparation. He convinced us our victory would always be sweeter because of the effort we put in. How right he was.
A number of personal development books talk of writing down five or six major goals on small cards and carrying them with you in your pocket, diary, wallet or purse. Each day you read those affirmations out to yourself, telling yourself that these things are going to become reality. You write them as if the things you want to happen have already occurred, and you include how you are feeling as a result.
An example could be: “I have doubled my sales record for the month and sold $20,000 worth of stock. I have achieved the $500 bonus an bought the grey microweave double breasted suit I really wanted and it looks fantastic on me. My manager has more respect for me and I feel very confident about my sales skills.”
Repeat your dream
Repeat your vision over and over again. I tell the people I'm involved with that we are going to fill such and such an auditorium, and I repeat the dream until they see it for themselves. They see it as much as I can or at least as much as it is possible.
Their attitude then becomes “It's our dream not just his dream.”
Affirmation is an important element in dreaming. It means restating your plans for the future over and over so that they are ingrained into your mind. it can be done in numerous ways.
Speak the dream into existence
If people don't know your obsession or dream you probably don't have one. When you decide on something don't be casual about it. Own it. Think about it and talk about it every day and allow it to become a big part of you. As far as you're concerned there is no turning back and there is no alternative.
Until next time
Yours In prosperity