“The thing you really need to know to make your dreams come true, is that you’ll always need to grow into the dream that’s you.” ~ John Peitzman (JP)
All life is movement. You are either moving forward in progress or backward in decline, there is actually no such thing standing still.
There is an old saying that when you stop growing you start dying. This is so very true. Moreover, when you stop moving toward your dreams, you start moving away from them. Then, one day in the not too distant future, that dream becomes simply a faint memory – if even that.
You can stop this from happening by making it a point to always remember the dream that is you. Remember all of those things you wanted to do… all those things you wanted to become. Keep your enthusiasm and ability to dream alive and keep moving toward whatever your current dream is. This is all you need to know to make your dreams come true. Continue to learn and continue to grow.
This is the dream of your life, and we all have been given the amazing ability for us to continue to evolve into something greater than we already are. This does not happen automatically – we need to consciously step up to the plate each and every day and take action toward advancing to that next level.
In my coaching practice, there are times when some individuals explain to me that they feel they do not need to learn anything new. To me, this is a red flag that is screaming out signaling commencement of their decline. They don’t have to learn from me, this is not the point. The point is that when anyone has a mindset that there is not more to learn, they have severely limited themselves.
As Suzuki Roshi said, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few.” Keep your beginner’s mind and always strive to learn more. This is not only true with individuals – it applies to corporations as well.
There are countless stories of some of the (then) top companies in the world who failed to continue to grow. They kept doing what they were doing without a hunger to learn and evolve and – you guessed it – they are no longer around. Don’t let this happen to you; don’t let your progress slip. Don’t stop climbing upwards to your dream, or you will inevitably start declining into despair.