Everyone has dreams. It is a simple fact of life. Dreams give us direction and keep us moving towards a goal. The problem comes when our dreams simply become that, just a dream. When we don’t do anything to achieve them, dreams won’t ever come true. Many people have their dreams but are not working towards turning them into reality. If you are wondering how to turn your dreams into real life, here are some ideas that might help.
1. Clearly define your dreams. This is a bit obvious, but it really works. Keeping your dreams vague and undefined releases you from actually having to take a risk and work towards them. Defining your dreams clearly forces you to acknowledge them and deal with them. So take a risk and define your dreams.
2. Plan of Action. Once you have defined your dreams and goals, the next step is to come up with a plan to make them happen. Many people wrongly expect that their dreams will either happen or they won’t. Successful people realize that their dreams happen because they make them happen. The way to make your dream happen is to come up with a plan for reaching them. For example, if you want to take a year off of work to travel, there are many intermediary steps that have to happen. You need to save up money, avoid being tied to a house, work out an arrangement with your job, and many other things. Without a definite plan of action, this is a dream that would never happen. However, if you make a plan, this is something that you can actually experience.
3. Take the Risk. The reason that many people do not achieve their dreams is that they are able or ready to take risks. For example, there are risks involved in quitting your day job in order to start your own business. Good planning can minimize these risks, but there is still a point where you have to gather your courage and go for it.
4. Network, Network, and Network Again. Lastly on the road to your dream, you need to be sure to network. It doesn’t matter what your dreams are, they cannot be achieved in isolation. If your dream is to start your own business, then you want to talk to other independent business owners to see how they did it. If your dream is to travel then you should talk with other people who gave up their jobs to travel extensively. No matter what your dreams are, someone else has probably done something similar. Nobody has EVER gotten ANYWHERE without someone else helping them. Seeking out people enables you to learn from their mistakes and be encouraged by their successes.
Written by: Debbie DeVita
January 30th 2011
We all have negativity in our lives.
It comes in all shapes and sizes.
The most prevalent are the people we interact with daily.
People who throw us their negativity through complaint;
everything that comes from their mouth is negative.
They have nothing nice to say about anything or anyone.
They do everything in their power to bring us down.
If we let it, this can completely drain the energy from us,
but that is our choice to turn over our power to them.
Keep your energy inside yourself by voicing how their attitude
and words make you feel.
Tell them that you appreciate their opinion but realize its just that,
Once you let their approach into your mind, you start to take on
their attitude and that’s when their negativity can get to you.
Don’t allow others to influence how your day is going to go.
Decide to be happy and JUST BE.
Decide to be positive and JUST BE.
These people will realize that you have conquered their attitude
and approach to their life and eventually they will move on.
Remember “misery loves company” so if you aren’t miserable
then the ones who are, will need to find a new home.
By: Debbie A. DeVita
January 19th 2011
“Someone who really loves you, sees what a mess you can be, how moody you can get, how hard you are to handle, but still wants you in their life.”When someone really loves you, they will accept you for who you are,flaws and all, and they will still want you in their life. This is not to say that they won’t push you to be a better person, and to think bigger, and dream bigger than you already do, but they will never disrespect you or want to change the person that you are at heart as well. When someone is able to love you and be there for you despite how moody you can get, how hard you are to handle, and seeing what a mess you can be at times, you probably should hold on tight, because in this day and age people that love other people at their worst are hard to come by. People just don’t take the time to comfort those in distress or see the mess your in and give you a hug. There are so many dealing with their own issues that they don’t see how much you need them to be there for you. Though we all have flaws, and some of us are probably worse than others, we must all make an effort to be easy to be loved. We must make the effort to hold on to those REAL people with all our might. Love requires us to work at it, not only at the relationship, but on ourselves as well. Not just in a marriage, boyfriend/girlfriend relationship but also at a friendship. Never take for granted someone who is willing to stick around while you are nowhere near reaching your potential in life.Never take for granted the person who pushes you to your furthest potential. These are the ones who will help you acheive your dreams. These are the ones who are there when you are on top of the world, but they are also the ones who were there when you were beyond low.
“Cherish the REAL, hold on to the BEST, love the ones who show they care, but respect even the ones who won’t stay because they led you on the path to the ones who will” #SImplyDebbie
Written By: Debbie A DeVita
January 13th 2012
I’m not sad, disappointed, mad, tearful or torn because you had to leave.
Though I’m nothing without you I find peace in the rain; the blanket of sorrow my heart expelled.
I look to the stars while asking why?
How will I stand alone on my own?
A ray of sun kisses my face reminding me what you taught me before you left; I’m an image of you.
While gasping I say thank you for guiding and showing me the way; I miss and will always love you.
I will be strong for you as you were for me.
This journey of life is one of great sorrow sometimes, but I will make it through just knowing you are looking down on me praying that I do
Written by:Debbie A DeVita
January 13th 2012