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Why You Need To Be Anchored In Your Dreams

As children, we are told that our dreams are important. Our parents tell us that if we work hard and study that they can come true. And at that age, we feel like anything is possible.

So what happened? Many will say that life happened. I understand that, but I will also say that it sounds like an excuse. See, somewhere between our youth and adulthood society told us that it wasn’t acceptable to dream anymore.

Don’t believe me? When someone is daydreaming what do people say about them? That they have their heads in the clouds right? That they can’t take anything serious and that they will never amount to anything. We both know that is not true, though.

These people didn’t succumb to society’s wishes. They knew their creative mind needed to flourish so they kept dreaming. They didn’t listen to the naysayers. They started with a dream and held onto it. They guarded the dream and nurtured it despite what anyone told them.

Sure they heard the doubters tell them to grow up and that dreaming was for children. But they didn’t listen. They slowly began to anchor their dreams to themselves. They wrapped the chain of the anchor tightly around their body and firmly pressed the anchor to their chest. Each time they heard negativity, they held onto the anchor a little tighter.

Even when they conquered one dream and moved to another, they held on to that anchor. And that’s what we all need to do. We need to think long and hard about what we really want out of life. Once you know, dream about yourself already having achieved these dreams. Capture that picture. Cement it in your mind

Attach it to your anchor and press it firmly to your chest. Wrap the chain around you and don’t let anything take it away from you. See, this is how you realize that you have grit inside of you. This is when you realize that you must grind to achieve your heart’s desires.

This is when perseverance and determination are manifested in your life and you realize that you have the power to win. You have to believe in yourself and your dreams when others don’t.

This is how you are going to get through all the tough times. Through all the days when you feel like quitting. When you are presented with a path of obstacles, you are going to hold on to that anchor and push through.

When the waters of uncertainty and despair start to creep up, use that anchor to weather the rough seas.

Anchor down, my friend.

-alv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Why You Need To Be Anchored In Your Dreams”

    1. J. Kristina, I am so glad you realized that in time. I was listing to Les Brown and he said the riches place in the world in the cemetery. Because it is full of ideas that people took to the grave with them.

      So happy that you realized that before it was too late. 🙂

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    1. Sabrina, thank you. You are in a perfect time right now. A time to find your WHY and to go after it. Don’t worry about failing or stumbling. Just continue to hold on to the anchor tightly and you will persevere.

      Let me know if I can help in anyway. Live Your Dreams 🙂

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  1. Hello Antonio, I am happy to find your blog through Blog Meets Blog. We have similar missions!
    I NEVER forgot my dreams, and made many of them happen. Life did intervene on other plans, but I have never forgotten the big picture and the plans for my life and I am on a roll, reinventing my life to be exactly what I have always wanted it to be! I look forward to reading more of your blog, my best, Michele

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    1. Michele, so nice to connect with you. I am happy that you realized many of your dreams. Life will through curveballs and obstacles, but as long as you stay true to yourself that’s what matters. Look forward to reading more of your blog today! Take care. 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for this reminder, Antonio. After graduating college and beginning work where I’m things are really nice and stable, I more and more realize this is not what my dream job would be. It’s actually the exact thing I said I would not want to do, “I will never work in a cube.” Maybe that’s why they are changing to office of the future without walls? Just kidding haha but recently I have been working more and more on my real dream job and your blog is much motivation that I need. Thank you thank you thank you!

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    1. Jo J, I am so glad that we connected and you found my blog. Trust me, go for your dream job is now. But call it an investment because you are investing in your future. And you want it to be something that you won’t hate! Good luck and let me know if I can help in anyway!

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