Not long ago I posted two articles about our dreams. Indeed, we must possess a dream (or the dream must possess us) if we want to stay in the race. Recently I read a powerful quote from H. Jackson Brown, author of Life’s Little Instruction Book, that illustrates the difficult work of tenacity when trying to hang on to your dream.
One more tenacious step often feels extremely impossible. Sometimes you may wake up and desperately ask, "Where do I go from here?" We all do it. Pundits and sages alike call this phenomenon STUCK. And, stuck stinks. It carries the potential of destroying our dreams. Using the letters from the word DREAM as an acronym, I offer some principles to help you develop tenacity.
Do it now, do it now, do it now. Every morning when you get out of bed repeat this powerful phrase to yourself 100 times. After 90 days you will feel more like doing whatever you need to do to fulfill your dream. The 90 day principle has been tried and true.
Repetition of price. The dream does not not necessarily require a huge price. Often it requires the repetition of small price tags.
Eat your dream daily. I know, this sounds utterly ridiculous. If you are a person of faith however, you understand that the ancient Hebrew language defined meditation as "chewing" or "eating." Literally it means going over and over it again until you ingest it and it becomes a part of your being. This crazy eating habit will one day cause the dream to get so amazingly deep within you that you will think the dream was there at the moment of your birth.
Application of these principles. Many of us love to read great books that will help us achieve our dreams. Yet, if we do not put what we learn into action we'll crash and burn. John Maxwell insists that we all have good intentions, but do not live intentionally. Application means intentional living.
Many others must eventually get involved with your dream. It takes a team. Teamwork makes the dream work. My gifts are teaching and speaking. If you put me in charge of administration I will kill your business. Thank God I've had some tremendously gifted administrators to work with. In fact, just yesterday I met my knew administrator. She has tons of experience. Early on in our conversation she assured me she will take care of all my tedious paper work. Already a team is beginning to develop between her and me. Later the team will involve MANY OTHERS.
I pray that this inspires you to tenaciously hold on to your dream with all the energy you can muster up.