Don't Stop Believing

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Euphoric Dreams

Life is extremely talented at making you lose confidence in yourself: it’ll chew you up and spit you out a million times until it breaks you down to pieces. Those who care less are the ones who stand up and prevail in the end. Those who become emotionally weak and give up on their dreams are the ones who are left behind.

Don’t expect life to take it easy on you; it never will. One of your greatest assets is the power of belief. You have to hold onto this feeling of believing that you can accomplish whatever you’re set out to. Life will present you with many obstacles that will attempt to rob you of this feeling of believing; you just have to keep pushing forward.

The process of accomplishing your dreams and goals is not an easy one. It takes perseverance, hard work and many failures. Without failures, you cannot experience great victories. You will always taste the small victories, but in order to breath and feel the great ones, you must first experience the failures.

But dreams do come true! You just have to consistently apply the right mindset and get out there every day and put your best foot forward. The process of shooting for your dreams should always be an exciting one. Somewhere in the back of your mind, you should feel excited when you experience pain, misery and torture. This is how you know that you are battling your way to victory.

Without pain, misery and torture, you are moving at a snail’s pace. The more pain and adversity that you are experiencing, the faster the process is unfolding before your eyes. Once you get through the many obstacles lying in front of you, the bittersweet taste of having your dreams become a reality feels euphoric-like.

Drugs provide you with an artificial euphoria. Dreams provide you with a real euphoria. Let’s make our dreams come true on The DSM Ready Platform.

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Cake By The Ocean

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Living Your Dreams

To achieve the big dreams which you have been entertaining for years, you must be certain that you are in the right state of mind. You cannot be 100% focused on your current situation without a little dreaming in-between. Dreams are present-day unrealistic thoughts and fantasies which have the potential to become a reality in the future!

Your dreams should be alive and active every single day, regardless of whether you hold a killer job or no job. Dreams are there to smooth out the bumpy roads and provide you with hope that you will one day be in a better position in life. But not all dreams are related to wealth and prosperity.

Some dreams are about good physical health, new positive relationships or improved mental health. These dreams have nothing to do with money, fame and materialism; but these things aren’t bad either. It all depends on what you want. God gave you free will to decide what you want in life!

If one of your dreams involves a big fat piece of cake by the ocean, overlooking the turquoise water and purple sunset, then visualize and believe that every day of your life, until it becomes a reality! Never let someone else put you down because of your “grandiose” dreams; they’re not grandiose if you can visualize them with your mind’s eye!

People will always have a tendency to discredit your dreams because it’s human nature to not want others to get ahead. But don’t be like them. If someone accomplishes their dreams, sincerely congratulate them for their achievements! Having a good heart free of jealousy and envy will propel you towards your dreams at a much faster rate.

And lastly, live your dreams like there’s no tomorrow. Daniel Craig’s upcoming movie title “No Time to Die” says it best: there’s no time to cut your life short because every day is an opportunity to work towards your dreams. And you must believe that they are achievable; believe with all your will and you will succeed!

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Dreams Keep Us Alive

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A Fantasy Called Dreams

Whether the past, present (or for some of you, the future), most people would agree that without our dreams, we’d be lost somewhere in the abyss. Dreams provide direction, meaning and the ability to believe. Without belief, we remain lost. But with it, we dream on. And dreaming is what we want.

Our body requires blood to circulate oxygen, nutrients and waste products. Our mind requires a creative, inspiring and seductive fantasy called dreams. These “things” keep us going when at our lowest and most unattractive states of mind. Did I mention that they keep us going even when elated?

Those who dream consistently and believe them wholeheartedly for years at a time, have a very good chance at achieving them with persistence. Don’t forget consistence – the repetition of persistence. When this formula is applied, (is it a formula?), it makes dreams come true.

The best part of dreams is seeing them play out throughout your life. Sometimes they are accomplished earlier than expected, and you must come up with new ones. And sometimes you can accept a little assistance from a significant other, to help you out with a new dream.

The key is to not look too hard and don’t wait too long. Trust your eye, heart and instinct. If you believe a certain goal accompanied by a beautiful image is worth your time, then by no means, strive for it! But once you start striving for a dream, giving up on it would only be subpar. You can accomplish it with persistence.

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Define Your Inspiration

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May Your Dreams Come True

Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. You have to discover what stimulates you to become passionate about something; motivation is key to sparking your creativity.

You can be inspired to write a book, draw, paint, sing, act or achieve a career of your choice! To become inspired is to live; you direct energy towards an objective with the goal of accomplishing it.

Allow life to help you define your inspiration. Sometimes it takes some quiet time to allow your mind to drift off; the best ideas present themselves when you are in a state of solitude. This is because you allow your mind to relax without worry. Daily stressors can also provide you with inspiration by motivating you to get out of your current situation.

The problem with daily stressors is that you often become more focused on them rather than new inspiring ideas; it is easy to get lost in negativity when experiencing pain. Meditation or mindfulness are nice tools to incorporate into your life that allow you not only to relax, but become inspired with ideas that can better your life in the future!

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Do Not Let Others Kill Your Dreams

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You Are The Master Of Your Dreams

Your dreams are one of the greatest assets that have been handed down to you; they provide inspiration, motivation, direction and happiness. You should strive to think about your dreams everyday, no matter how hard life can get at times.

One thing to remember is that some people will laugh at your dreams. They will say things like “you will never make it”, “that is impossible”, “you have no shot”, etc. But do not fall for the trap of letting others’ opinions influence you. This is your life and you have the power to shoot for the stars.

When your dreams start becoming a reality, people will either become jealous of you or come running back with a “I knew you’d make it” mentality. Do not fall for these traps either. If they were not able to stand by you at your worst time, they do not deserve to stand by you at your best time.

How do you go by turning dreams into a reality? You believe wholeheartedly, day in and day out, that you will achieve your goals. The power of belief works in a mysterious and magical way; it will make your dreams come true in the future with enough persistence and determination on your part. But do not lose patience; this is another trap that people fall into. Patience is key to achieving your goals and becoming successful in life; it provides you with strength, stamina and character.

What are your dreams? Share in the comments section below. DSM Ready is about being forthcoming with each other and helping one another reach a higher state of mind.

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