The Dream Stealers

Sometimes the people closest to you can do you the greatest harm.  They can be the ones who hold you back from realizing your dreams.

Oh, sure, they mean well.  They think they’re protecting you.  They want you to preserve your status quo. 

“Don’t take unnecessary risks.”

“it’s only a dream.”

“It’s time to face reality.”

Face reality.  That ‘s probably the greatest dream stealer of all. 

Reality is whatever you make it.

If you believe your reality is the daily grind of the 9 to 5 then that will BE your reality.  Wake up to an alarm clock.  The ‘rush hour’ crawl.  The right hours of stuck behind a desk or whatever your job entails.  All this to make someone else money.  And what do you get out of it?  Just enough money to pay the bills and to keep a roof over your head.  In the meantime you’re someone else’s slave.  ‘Time off?  Whatever do you want time off for?’. Not to mention the lack of job security.  There’s no such thing these days, is there?  Corporate ‘downsizing’. Company mergers.  Shipping your job off overseas to save money.  This is the reality of the job market.  My wife and I were laid off from our jobs within months of each other.

We work to live.  But companies expect you to live to work.  How many of you out there work 60 plus hours a week.  How many of you are missing your children growing up because you’re never able to be home?

So you dare to stick your neck out.  You dare to dream of a better life.  America is the country that extols family values but doesn’t give you the time or opportunity for a family life! 

There has to be a better way, right?  Whatever your dream may be, there will always be someone sitting there with a sharp pin ready to burst your bubble.  And it will always be someone close to you.  A family member or a close friend. 

“Don’t stick your neck out.”

“Don’t try to be different.”

“Conform!”

“Join us!”

“Join us!”

When faced with these dream stealers you can do one of two things:

You can let them steal your dreams.  Let their reality be your reality.

Or….

You can use their negativity as fuel to launch your dream.  Use it to drive your ambition. 

Ordinary people want you to be ordinary too.  Life is not meant to be boring.  Life is not meant to be dull.  Life is meant to be lived.  Go live your life!

Let the dream stealers have their ordinary existence.

Go have an extraordinary life!  Whatever your dream may be, make it your reality!

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