There are people out here who have dreams, chase them and give up soon after not getting the results they were looking for. There are some who believe in their dreams, continue to chase them but have yet to achieve the level of success they working for. Then there are those who have dreams and don’t chase them at all. Have you ever wondered why?
Me personally, I’m one of those who believes in her dreams and continues to chase them nonstop with full blown God confidence!! I’d be lying if I said I don’t have moments of discouragement and wonder why the heck I still haven’t gotten to where I’m really trying to go in life! Like .. I am literally so tired of looking in my wallet and not seeing twenty thousand dollars! hahaha!
But no really, I was just sitting one day in one of my moments of solitude thinking to myself about WHY I still have not reached that level of success that I so desperately keep working towards!?! I’m a very a honest person and I’m not gonna sit here and write this blog post like I just have it all together because I don’t! Now grant it, I am pretty driven and very determined but until I reach my ultimate goals in life .. I won’t be satisfied!
So anyway, I was sitting there contemplating.. thinking about my own journey to success and even other people that I know personally who have some of biggest dreams but aren’t succeeding and here’s what I came up with! It’s a combination of things!
A dream without a plan is and will always be just a “dream”. Joel A. Barker said it best, “Action without vision just passes the time but vision with action can change the world!” So in other words, you gotta put some grind behind that dream baby!
I know some people who have some of the biggest and most beautiful dreams and the crazy thing is that I could actually see them doing it and living that life but sadly, they lack confidence. When you finally get your mind made up that you’re gonna work hard to make your dreams a reality, confidence is probably one the number one things you need to have! You gotta have so much confidence in your dream that when other people say it’s impossible or you can’t do it, your heart or mentality will automatically say and believe otherwise!!
Now this is where a lot of us mess up! We aren’t consistent enough!! I challenged myself at the beginning of this year to be MORE CONSISTENT in everything that I did so that I could see what kind of results I got if I didn’t give up, slack too much or quit too soon and I’m gonna say this because it’s been a lesson well learned … 6 months of hardcore focus and alignment can put you 5 years ahead in life!! Never underestimate the power of consistency and desire!! As of today, we aren’t 6 months into this year yet but I’ve been working my butt off and not slacking as much as I usually do and let me just tell you.. the benefits of just being consistent are so worth it! It’s hard but worth it!!
If the people around you don’t make you want to step your game up, THEN YOU NEED TO MOVE AROUND!! Whoever said, “the company you keep does have an influence and impact on your choices” was right !! If you want a successful future, it is IMPORTANT to surround yourself with people who have dreams, desires and ambition!! Hear me clearly when I say it because those are the very ones who will push you towards your destiny even while they’re pushing for their own!! Be mindful of who you hang around and who you let be around you!
YOU TALK TOO MUCH!
Be careful who you share your dreams and visions with! Not everyone is as happy and supportive of you like you think they are. This is a tough truth but it’s real one. There are some people out there who are jealous; they’ll do whatever they can to beat you to the punch line and furthermore try and take credit for YOUR ideas. There are some people out there who really don’t want to see you make it. They wanna see you do good but start hating when they feel like you’re doing better than them and that’s when they become dangerous. People like that will break your heart. As a matter of fact, they’ll surprise you because that type of behavior always comes from the ones you LEAST expect it from!! You don’t have to love them any less and there’s no need to treat them any differently. Just be careful about the things you share when it comes to your future. Not everybody needs to know every little detail to what you plan on doing. There’s some stuff you just need to keep between you and God. Not everyone deserves such deep and personal access to certain parts of you!
One of the reasons why some people will never achieve their dreams and goals is because they give up too soon. Patience is necessary and often times, MINE gets a workout when I don’t see results as soon as I’d like to but one thing that I am constantly reminded of is that our timing is NOT God’s time!! At the end of the day, HE knows what you need, when you need it, what you want and if it’s in His Will for you to have it or not. Ultimately, HE knows what’s best. You’re not going to rush God so whatever it is that you’re waiting for, you may as well learn to wait well! 🙂 Keep working! I promise you that in due season, God will exalt you!
C O N N E C T I O N S
Have you ever heard the saying, “Sometimes it’s not about what you know but it’s about WHO you know!” That is such a TRUE statement! Sometimes, the reason some people don’t make it very far is because they aren’t always connected to the right people. To a certain extent it seems a little unfair but at the same time if you network like you’re supposed to then you’ll come across and meet some amazing people in high places without even realizing it! In some seasons, your FAVOR will be in your connections!! Your way forward will be connected to those God has chosen to be with you on your way up! There is nothing like divine connections! There are no coincidences with God!!
I’m sure there’s a world of reasons why so many people don’t ever actually achieve their dreams and goals but these are my top 7 reasons why! If you’d like to add anything, let me know in the comments !! Thanks so much for reading and coming through to show me some love today!!