Are You a Dreamer… Or an Achiever?
Do you turn most of your ideas into reality or are they often filed in the maze of your mind under the heading of “Maybe Someday?”
People often ask me what the secret is to success… my answer is always the same: “You must be willing to learn and commit to follow-through! So many people dream, so few act.” This is what sets the achievers apart from the dreamers!
If you are an achiever, you move forward with enthusiasm. Your ideas are always a topic of discussion and you think about where you want to be on a regular basis. Most of all, if you are an achiever you ACT on your ideas. You take the steps necessary to move your ideas from a DREAM to REALITY and you feel a surge of energy as you tell others about your newest endeavor. Your fears are overcome by excitement and you are totally willing to do what it takes to accomplish your goals. You are filled with momentum that ignites passion in you, so deep, that it won’t subside.
If you are an achiever, you reach for the stars knowing that you will grasp them. You visualize how the dream will look realized, and embrace the journey.
No one stands in the way of an achiever. For you know who you are and what you want. You do not need others to believe in your abilities, because you believe in yourself.
Most of us have experienced being the achiever at some point in our lives. If you look back you will see that when you turned a dream into a reality, you felt a since of encouragement and excitement during the process and a since of accomplishment and esteem when it was complete. When you are the achiever, you are success oriented. There could be hurdles, but you do not see them as road blocks. There could be struggles, but you view them as milestones and lessons learned as you forge ahead.
Take a moment to think back to January 2009 and where you started the year. Then look at the year, month-by-month to see how you felt when you accomplished a goal as opposed to merely dreaming about one. Now look at the dreams you have kept nearest to your heart for many years; those dreams that are filed under “maybe someday.” Are those lingering dreams still important to you? As someone once said to me, ‘if you always do what you do, you will always get what you’ve got.” So if you want 2010 to look different than 2009 or 2008 or 2007, do something about it!
Where do you want to be by this time next year? If you want to look back on 2010 with pride and a feeling of accomplishment, then “create the change you wish to see” (Mahatma Gandhi).
Make 2010 the year you turned your dreams into reality. Be the one that steps out of the box. Be the achiever.
|Author(s)||Julie Fletcher (other articles by Julie Fletcher)|
|Original Publication Date||January 29, 2010|
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