40 Days to a Better Me: Day 06—you gotta have a dream!
The lyrics to an old song say “If you ain’t gotta dream, how ya gonna have a dream come true?’ The sad reality is, millions of people wander through life with no dreams, no hopes, no aspirations for anything better than what they currently have. That is truly sad!
Becoming the person who you want to be will not just fall into your lap. It is not something that automatically will happen. Personal development must be more than just a passing thought. It has to be more than just a stated preference. To become the person you want to be, the person you were destined to be, you must have a dream to be better! It all starts with a dream!
Call it a goal, dream or whatever. The fact is you will never become something that you have no vision of being. What is it that turns your crank? What is it that you see yourself doing with your life? If money were not an issue what would you do? If you were guaranteed absolutely no risk of failure, what would you do? These are questions that provide us with clues as to who were are and what our purpose is. By asking these questions, you will discover what you real dreams are.
So, the first order of business to becoming a better you is this: rediscover your dreams. Life is too short to be caught up in the nine to five. Your time is too valuable to spend it doing something you despise. Don’t you feel that is time to stop making a living and start making a life? Life becomes drudgery when we live it without any dreams.
Get a dream and make it a big one. Better to dream to lofty and accomplish most of it than not to dream at all. Will never accomplish anything without a dream! Have a dream so grand and noble that will get you excited just thinking about it. Big dreams will bring about big changes!
Some may be asking; “What if my dream does not come true?” It is fear that holds us back and will seek to undermine our destiny. Fear causes to ask such questions of failure. My response to that question is; “but what if it does come true?”
Tell yourself: Somebody is going to develop a million dollar idea. It might as well be me. Someone is going to touch and impact lives in a positive way. It might as well be me! Someone is going to be fit and healthy. It might as well be me! No matter what your dream is if someone is going to do it or have it, it might as well be YOU! Keep telling yourself that over and over again and see what happens.
I believe with all of my heart that we were placed on this spinning blue marble for more than just working a job and paying bills. There is something bigger than us, something divine, waiting to be released into existence. It is simply waiting for a dreamer. Will that dreamer be you?

Author's Bio: 

Dan Toops is an accomplished speaker and writer. For over twenty years Dan has been impacting the lives of people in a positive manner by sharing life transforming principles. An ordained Pastor for nearly twenty years, Dan has worked with a variety of people to help them discover their purpose and to motivate them toward personal success in every area. Dan is the creator of better Thinking Better Living a non-profit organization to provide individuals with resources and tools that they will need to keep their success on track. Dan lives in Palm Bay, Florida with his wife Patti.