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Stop Doing This To Your Dreams

Everyone laughed out loud except me. I was quiet as Jimmy kept going on and on about his dreams.

What was it about Jimmy’s dreams that was so funny yet made me sad? Why is that I had so much pity for Jimmy’s dream?

His dream was meant to make a difference to the world.

Jimmy’s dreams was supposed to bless his community, spread hope to the hopeless and to light the heart of dark Candles.

Yet I could see his dream sad as it watched itself being disgraced and abused publicly

Your Dream

Years earlier, Jimmy had been blessed with an idea and this gave birth to his dream. He was so excited to take his dream to great heights while his dream was honored to be by his side.

He had told me and his friend about it and we were so happy for him.

However years came by and Jimmy still talked about his dreams.

Something wasn’t right. There was a missing element. Something was wrong but Jimmy couldn’t figure out this puzzle

More years kept going and yet Jimmy kept talking about his dreams. it became obvious that he was not prepared for the journey. His dream was patiently waiting for his first step.

However, what started as a worthy cause gradually began to turn to a Joke.

Fast forward years later, Jimmy tells us of this same dream and to his shock, he is responded with so much laughter . He realised that he had just turned his dream to a Joke.

Do You Turn Your Dream To A Joke


Stop Doing This To Your Dream

So maybe you are thinking that Jimmy’s case is rare but think about this…

How did Jimmy turn his dream to a Joke and what does this have to do with you?

Following your dream is a worthy cause. It is great to be able to leave a legacy and make a difference but here is thing, do you understand what it means to follow your dreams?

Yes It is true. It is one thing to have a dream but following it to the end is another story.

This is why only a few have been able to achieve their dreams while others have successfully turned their dreams to a joke. Here lies the problem

What do I mean?

Here is how you have probably turned your dream into a joke:

1. When Your Dream is not Real to You. 

The Distance between your Dream and Reality is called Action


So you have successfully made your dream Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound .

However you wake up every morning going about your routine like nothing ever happened.

You have got no passion and certainly don’t care about the big picture.

You are not even ready to sacrifice anything nor even get your hand dirty.

You are contended to just have a dream and keep sharing it around.

Stop this Joke!

Why not make your dream so real enough to combine action, passion and persistence to make it a reality. Make your dream so real that you are willing to go the extra mile.

2. When You have an Affair with Excuse and Ditch your Dream

You have decided to date Excuse and call it quits with your Dreams. How could you?

Everyday, you look at your dream in the eye and say “Yes I want you my Dream. I love you and want you to be happy but this can’t work out between us”. This is strange

Instead, you hook up with Excuse whom since your relationship, has made you do the following:

  • You have been waiting for some moment to happen in your life which will cause a transformation.
  • You are not confident to take any challenge neither are you ready to live your comfort zone.
  • You keeping hearing “It is too risky and it is dangerous to fail. Besides you neither have the skill nor the resource to begin with. You could lose everything if you follow your dream” says Excuse.
  • Excuse let’s you understand that someday you can get back to your dream but right now you need to be responsible.

What a great relationship you have with Excuse.

Stop this joke and get back to your dream.

Start from where you are. You have all the resources you need. You can learn as you take baby steps. Remember who you are. You are awesome because you have so much to offer.

Ditch Excuse Now


3. When You Allow People To Make Your Dream a Joke.

So you are told that dreams are for losers. You are convinced that you don’t have what it takes to achieve your dream. Your perception about your dream has surrendered to the truth that it is impossible, unrealistic and stupid to achieve your dream.

Now the thing that is weird isn’t what you have been told, what is strange is that you believe in these lies.

These lies have made you to think that your dream isn’t worthwhile. You have embraced such thought and bowed down to impossibilities. You have swallowed these awful ideas from family, friends and loved ones. You have been brainwashed into making your dream a joke.

READ MORE: 19 Small But Powerful Pieces Of Lies That Will Make Your Dream A Joke

Stop this Joke!

What if you knew that no one can understand your dreams, passion and goals better than you?

What if you knew that you can see the big picture with better clarity than anyone else?

Would you allow your dreams to suffer such humiliation?

If anyone thinks that your dream is awful then It is nobody’s fault but yours.

No one appreciates your dream because they do no understand it. They don’t see how your dream fits their big picture except you. So make them understand

Over To You

In what ways have you turned your dream to a joke? What have you said to yourself that made a joke out of your dream? Do share in the comments

Hi, my name is Ikechi Awazie and this blog will give you personal development tips that will make a difference in your life. There is no benefit in playing small. Eventually you will come to realize this fact as you learn about people who inspire their generation to greatness. You can add me on on Twitter and Google+. Don’t forget to sign up in order to get updates every week as well as The Complete Guide To Success Consciousness.

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