Do you ever feel like there is only one dream, only one purpose for your life?
Especially so, if have the wrong dream to begin with; or if life intervenes and that dream or purpose becomes physically impossible.
Remember, in its essence your dream is not tied to a career, a particular idea or an achievement; your dream is tied to your being, to the essence of who you are, to contributing and adding value in your own significantly unique way.
Hanging on to the one dream can be a dream killer; life shifts and so must we if we long to stay swimming in the stream of our purpose.
Don’t become overly committed to the first screenplay you wrote, or innovative idea you had 3 years ago. Your undying commitment should be to your talent and your creativity NOT to the works that it produces.
Distraction is another form of deception designed to prevent you from living out your dreams. This is a friend (enemy) I personally know only too well.
Surprisingly, the greatest form of distraction is obsession.
That’s right, there is a wicked lie that insists that we must be single mindedly focussed and determined if we are to ever succeed with our dreams.
This is a wicked lie that often drives a dreamer to isolation, loneliness and divorce. Self-absorption closes our minds to the influences of others, it inhibits the sacred power of collaboration and it destroys everything that it touches.
The biggest deceptions nearly always involve a slight of hand that insists that there really is no deception at all.
The power of a lie only exists when it is accepted as truth.
And, so a voice whispers almost imperceptibly… ‘you have no purpose, you have no special dream.”
Or perhaps it takes another form, perhaps instead it simply says, ‘you are ordinary and that special dreams are for other more talented people.”
These are lies, filthy lies designed to keep you in a place of stasis. How do you escape the lie and begin to journey towards your dream?
You must do something different, you must verbally and openly refute the lie, opening your mind to the truth and acknowledging that although you do not yet know it… there is indeed a special role and purpose for your life.
2013 Copyright Seven Sentences – Finding Your Purpose Or Dream
For most people the answer is “purpose” or “value.” This answer can take many different forms, whether it is expressed as a desire to make money, win an oscar, or make a significant difference in the world through business or innovation, etc.
Even if your own answer is simply… “I don’t know,” the truth in your answer is that you “wish you knew.”
We want to matter, we want to be significant, we long for our lives to count.
The truth is that we each have a purpose and a reason for existing– there is a vital role for each us to play… BUT there is also a grand lie shrouding our eyes, dimming our hearts, attempting to steal what rightfully should be ours.
We’re going to spend the next week on Seven Sentences, dismantling the lies, cracking away the facade so that we can all do more than just dream… we can truly live.
P.S. Tell me if I am wrong in the comment section below.
2012 Copyright Seven Sentences – Importance Of Patience