Summon the Courage to Commit to action, which builds Competence and then finally comes confidence
“You’ve dreamed many dreams that were yours for the taking.”
In fact, almost all of them were well within your reach. Even now, most of what you dream of can be yours.
The simple secret is the seeking.
Dreams begin to crystallize into reality when they are pursued.
The world behaves differently when you actually take action to go after what you want. What you wish “could be” starts becoming. The dream moves in your direction, begins to come to you, even as you reach for it.
Consider this—the dreams you have realized in life are those which you actively sought. That which you have achieved is what you decided to go for in one way or another.
You can “think positively” all day long, all year, but positive action is what counts.
Wishing, longing, wanting, desiring . . . these are not the same as pursuing a dream.
These are mental states, and can play an important role in the process of becoming you. But they are essentially passive.
Pursuit, on the other hand, is active.
Reaching for your dream is behaving—moving—and it shortens the distance between you and your desired objective.
Most people confuse wishing and wanting with pursuing. Their desire for a dream may be desperate and deep. But when that desire fails to produce, they conclude the dream cannot be theirs. Actually, the only proof they have is that the longing is not enough. The data at hand merely prove that desire alone does not—cannot—deliver.
Pursuit is what makes the difference. Reaching for what you want alters the odds immediately, and drastically, of getting it.
“What you want” becomes part of a dynamic exchange, with the world and you in partnership, when you act and extend yourself toward the dream.
Quantum leaps require you to take the offensive. You can’t achieve exponential gains in your success from a defensive posture. You can’t remain in a passive stance and make a quantum jump.
You must move on the dream. This means you must leave the cover, the safety, that goes with merely wishing for something. You must place your trust in action.
Ask . . . seek . . . knock . . . and the dream shall be yours.