What’s your dream? Not your dad’s, not your mom’s, not anybody else’s but your own?

28 May

“I Believe in Destiny, and When Destiny Calls You Must Obey.”

What’s your dream? Not your dad’s, not your mom’s, not anybody else’s but your own? What’s that “one thing” where your unique talent, gifting, and competency are maximized and showcased? One of the big lies many of us tell ourselves is that our current position in life disqualifies us from achieving our dreams and goals.

When he was a very young man, Winston Churchill had a dream that one day England would come into extreme danger and he would be called upon to save the day. From time to time he would tell some of his friends about the dream but was often told that his dream was childish, something akin to a superhero comic book. The future prime minister would reply, “I believe in destiny, and when destiny calls you must obey.”

I would add that Mr. Churchill’s destiny was speaking to him in his recurring dream, helping to guide him and prepare him for what was to come. It wasn’t until the final season of his life that the dream became a reality. When Hitler’s Nazi Germany attacked England, Churchill did, indeed, save the day.

7 Power of Who Tips

  1. Most successful people will tell you they always thought they would be successful. They will tell you they heard the voice of their destiny calling to them, and they answered.
  2. Do you have a recurring dream? Because this dream or vision will provide you with valuable clues about the direction you should be heading.
  3. What preoccupies your thoughts during your waking hours? In other words, what’s holding your attention? What keeps resonating with you? That’s a clue!
  4. Your dream is the fire that energizes you toward your destiny. Don’t allow dream stealers to extinguish it. And, by the way, don’t allow your own negative thinking to do it either.
  5. What you’re good at and what you enjoy are major clues to connecting with your destiny. Don’t minimize their importance.
  6. Have you overlooked your unique gifts and talents simply because others don’t see them as any big deal? You need to stop and talk to your “Who!” Your “true friends”-12-3-1 have a perspective of your gifts and talents that you’re unable to see.
  7. You and I need the ability to detect the clues life sets before us. They’re actually easy to see, but, as you and I know, we often miss the obvious.

Want to learn more? Check out my new book The Power of WHO. Join me on Twitter. Friend me on Facebook. Join me on LinkedIn.

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One Response to “What’s your dream? Not your dad’s, not your mom’s, not anybody else’s but your own?”

  1. thecrazylady May 29, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    Thanks for the great blog Bob! What inspiring suggestions and great advice. I have added you to my blogroll so that you can help me inspire my readers as well. Thanks! http://www.thecrazylady.wordpress.com

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