Every human being, at some point in their life, had a dream. Dreams of fame, importance, wealth, fulfillment, maximizing a talent, and more are in the heart of everyone. Some people have those dreams beaten out of them by negative people, circumstances, and years of toil.
If you have had your dream stolen or pushed into the far recesses of your mind by life, you need to do something to re-awaken it. That is for another post on another day.
Today we’re going to address those of you who have had that dream awakened, and are trying to pursue it, but are not having the results and the success that you know are possible.
The first thing you should ask yourself is whether you have a dream, or a burning desire.
What’s the difference?
Dreams are fuzzy nice-to-haves. It would be nice to have a new house. It would be nice to have a new car. It would be nice to never worry about bills. It would be nice to launch that company. It would be nice to travel more.
Dreams are not something that you can hear, see, taste, touch, and smell in your mind. Dreams don’t keep you up at night.
A burning desire is a vision or an objective that will not allow you to rest until it is achieved. A burning desire is a passion so intense that no amount of pain, discouragement, humiliation, or failure can derail your pursuit or induce you to abandon the cause.
Many people are working on a dream and not seeing results. This is because they can live without the dream. Turn your dream into a burning desire. You will be amazed at what begins to happen.
I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.