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When you were a kid you probably dreamt about this loads, but then you hit a certain age when all those dreams disappear.
Could it be that you’ve hit that age when you think you can no longer become what you dreamt of?
Was there a point in time that zapped your chance to change?
When I used to get asked what I wanted to be when I “grew up,” my answer was not one of the classics. The choices of teacher or doctor just never appealed to me. When I looked at all the things I could become, my choice was simple:
I said I wanted to be a Super Hero.
Most people said I was crazy or unrealistic. Even though I kept it quiet, I never lost sight of this dream.
Why a Super Hero and not an accountant?
When you’re a Super Hero, you have the best life. You get to spend your time developing your special gifts, you get to hang out with other Super Heroes and your sole purpose is to use your powers for good to save and inspire others against evil. The really cool clothes and strong body are just icing on the cake.
You have more super power than you think.
You just need to believe it.
Make your mark
We live on a planet populated by over seven billion human beings: seven billion opinions, seven billion beliefs, seven billion ideas, seven billion mindsets, and seven billion agendas. So no matter how strong-willed, opinionated, or independent you are, it is impossible to live out your life or make progress on your dreams without being affected in some way by the opinions of others.
As you write down your goals, set deadlines for your dreams, and put in the work necessary to make your visions real, there will most definitely be others who don’t think your dreams hold value. There will most certainly be people who not only doubt your ability to be successful, but also question whether your goals are worth chasing in the first place. Some of your closest family and friends may even pull you aside to talk you out of spending any more time going after your dream.
With so many different voices trying to convince you that their way is right and your way is wrong, it is super important for you to dedicate some time out of your day to repeating this affirmation: “The Opinions Of Others Will Not Sway Me. I Will Live My Dreams.”
Repeating this affirmation will help you convince yourself that living your dreams is a must, not an option. It will give you the conviction you need to stay true to your path to greatness—even when everyone around you is telling you to choose a different one.
Make your mark
Sometimes you want to just ignore everything, lie on your back and look up at the stars and pretend everything is going to be okay. Many of us are forced to face a harsh world. We often times feel like many of our dreams and hopes are sacrificed in order to deal with reality. Then a small sparkle of hope in our hearts comes along. Like closing your eyes, imagining that time of your life when the world was simpler and full of wonder. Like shooting a shooting star, we all look for that one thing to keep us going. Something that will keep us up when we can barely stand on our own.
But we all know what giving up feels like, now, let’s find out how it feels when we don’t.
Make your mark
So many people will tell you ”no”, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them ”watch me”. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.
When you think about the standout people and moments in your life, they can likely be broken down into two distinct categories: those that were reach-for-the-stars, over-the-moon-phenomenal, and those that made you feel so damn small you wished you could kick them in the shin and disappear. Now, keeping your personal examples in mind, which would you like to instill in others? Likely (hopefully!) not the latter.
It’s nice to feel good, but it’s even better to make others feel good. In fact, research shows that an attitude of gratitude can improve emotional and physical health, strengthen relationships and make you happier at work. In other words? It’s time to show a little (HR appropriate) love in your workplace.