Be a dreamer, but live today!

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Dreams are an odd animal. Everybody has them. Some want to be a CEO of a large business, others want to find the cure for cancer, and (likely more relevant to this site) others want to be Olympic medalists in their respective disciplines. The problem is that most people don’t achieve their dreams.

Take a second to think about your dreams, and write them down on a sheet of paper. Once the easy part is done, think about what it will take to achieve your dream and write that down too. Next, write down what you will do TODAY that will help you reach that dream. For our aspiring CEO, are you educating yourself on the nuances of interpersonal communication or the economy? For our aspiring doctor, are you studying the replication process of cancer cells or current interventions and their drawbacks? And for the athlete, are you going to get in the ice bath after your session? Are you going to eat your lean protein, fruits, veggies, and good fats or will you polish off that bag of Doritos and your liter of sugar water again? Are you going to get to bed at a reasonable time and get good sleep or are you going to stay up “Facebook Stalking” your ex-girlfriend?

The ease of travel upon the road to your dream lies solely in your daily decisions. If you aren’t willing to make the right choices, odds are the road to your dreams is going to end at the edge of a cliff with your figurative vehicle crashing to the bottom. Sure, things may be progressing smoothly for a while, but there comes a point where you’re going to have to invest a bit of time on “paving the road” so your journey continues smoothly.

Dream big, never let anybody tell you that you can’t achieve your dream, but make sure you aren’t standing idly by just hoping that one day you’re dream will come. So what are you going to do today?

–CB
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