We are born with a head, two arms, two legs a nose and so on. As my thoughts and experiences poured out in preparation for this blog post I notice they fitted into a structure something like the parts that made up the human body.
Thinking about them in this way helps me interpret and understand what I've learned. A body without legs weren't run far. A body without a mind can't operate. In the same way, a dreamer without a work ethic or without imagination and planning won't get ahead. A body needs all of its components to function as it was intended. A dreamer needs all of the characteristics to move ahead.
How have I identified these characteristics? I've seen them in the lives of other people who are pursuing their dreams. Not just the well known personalities you read about in motivational books, but also the unheard of people like those I meet in my travels. They are my inspiration.
Conceive and believe your dream – It's a big list but don't be daunted by it. In the same way that a dream is conceived and born, it must also go through “infancy” to “childhood” to adulthood. We don't expect kids to make adult decisions and run a home or a business.
if you're in the early stages of thinking about your life purpose and where you'd like to go, don't think you have to achieve it by next month. Allow yourself to know what qualities are important, then be patient with yourself and help them mature bit by bit as you move ahead.
Here we go, then. We start at the top with the head.
The head is one of the heaviest parts of the body and the most important. It's the nerve centre. Four or five senses (sight, hearing, smell and taste) are located here.
In our society a lot of importance is placed on the exterior of the head, especially the face. Yet it's the inside – your mind, dreams, destiny and character which are of the most important.
Life can be like that too – a facade. Some people spend a lot of time and money taking care of the outward appearance, but forget the inner things.
The superficiality of our world makes it empty and shallow. Like the empty “I love you”, a young man tells his girlfriend only to get what he wants. The loyal,
hardworking staff member deserves more recognition than a simple “Thanks”, From their employer. Or the superficiality of a parent who believes in their family but continues indulging illicit affairs.
A dreamer goes beyond the face of things and has a good head on his or her shoulders
Foundation, substance, moral values, character these are what lie behind a dreamer true dreamers are deep yet fun loving, content yet dissatisfied, mature yet with a yearning to grow.
Dreamers are not impressed by the trappings of superficial people. They desire reality. they seek to live an effective life which can impact their world. Conceive and believe your dream
Pretend success or inner wealth?
We live in a society where a lovely home in a nice leafy suburb, luxury cars in the driveway, kids at private schools, holidays overseas, and designer clothes all say ,” I'm a success”. Yet the whole lot might be propped up with a dozen credit cards on the limit, personal loans or lease contracts and shaky finances. Is that success?
Dreamers realise that true wealth comes from within, from qualities such as character, integrity, honesty, righteousness, truth, a sense of justice and fair play and balance (achieving excellence in all areas of life, not just one or two).
Someone displaying these qualities who lives in a typical middle class suburb and drives a tidy yet average family sedan has a better foundation to work from than a “keep up with the Joneses at all costs” person.
It's not the house you live in that counts, it's the home you create inside the house. It's not the car you drive that gives you identity and worth but the inner character of the driver.
What you are behind the face is more important than what you look like outside.
What do you choose?
Until next time
Yours in Prosperity