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Dream BIG….again

So what exactly is a dream? Webster defines a dream as….a strongly desired goal or purpose.

So what happens when this vision doesn’t turn out the way you envisioned? Dream again. Giving up is not an option! In the poem “If” Rudyard Kipling says….

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breath a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;….. and which is more you’ll be a man my son”

The bible is clear, God has plans for us… Jeremiah 29:11 MSG

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”

Despite what it may look like now, you have the power to turn things around. Speak words of life over every situation you may face. Simply Dream BIG…again. But this time speak life over your dream- Now! Proverbs 18:21 MSG

Words kill, words give life;
they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

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Something BIG is coming!

Something BIG is coming…

No… it’s not about the book! But something that you’ll have an opportunity to be part tangibly. I can’t wait to tell you about it!

Here are a few lessons that I’ve learned as it relates to dreaming big.

1. Motive. Always ask yourself… why am I doing this? Is it for God’s glory? Or is it to promote your own agenda.

2. Communicate. I can’t speak enough on how importance this is. Nobody knows your thougts except you. Tell it, tell it, and tell it again. If people get tired of hearing your big dream or goal that’s a good sign.

3. Create shared ownership. People want to be part of something that’s positive, giving, and out of the ordinary. Give people an opportunity to share a piece of your dream. It will be amazing how it grows. Leverage your influence to get the job done by sharing the load.

4. Stay focused. It’s easy to get distracted and off the path of success for your big drive. Be sure you’ve set your targets. This helps tremendously. It enables you to easily say no to things that don’t fit into the plan where you’re headed. Be sure to tell the people close to you what you’re planning. Sometimes, people can get caught in the trap of “unintention” simply because you were focused on your big goal and didn’t make time for some of their special interests.

5. Work hard. This is different from #4. Working hard is just what it is. Push, scrape, shout, whatever is necessary to accomplish your big goal.

6. Celebrate small successes on your journey. $1 should give you just as much motivation for the cause as $100. When people realize that you’re grateful for all of the support toward your big goal, the more inclined they will be to help push you. Celebrating everything helps to level to playing field for everyone.

7. Never doubt. Don’t allow people to control your thoughts about your big goal because they have none. Surround yourself with people that believe in the God in you. Naysayers will always be present. You must have faith to believe that God will be there with you to help you fulfill your big goal.

8. Passion. You must. Let me repeat. You MUST be passionate about your big goal. As crazy as it may appear, if you’re not excited about your new “Peanut and Pickles” invention 🙂 no one else will be. Passion is contagious. People will respond in ways you haven’t imagined once they sense a bit of zeal for your BIG DREAM.

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