However...when it comes to actually fulfilling our dreams...small, sure steps work best. The little intermediate goals on the road to our dreams need to be reachable.
"Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.”
- John Bytheway
Here's an excellent article by Jeff Gaudette...a 2:22 marathoner and running coach...discussing how shooting for an overly optimistic time goal can actually prevent you from running faster. I was actually about to write a little bit on this but then I discovered Jeff's article. He does a much better job than I ever could.
Jeff explains how you must train to your current level of fitness...as opposed to training to your goal. This is absolutely vital...and this applies to all athletes. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves. We need to train based on where we are now...and simply take the next step.
Now...here's a little extra tip...one that has taken me a long time to understand and practice; When it comes to your making dreams come true...BE SILENT. Don't tell anyone about your dreams. And if you do tell anyone...make absolutely sure they love you dearly. But don't talk big. It seems the moment you tell someone about your most heartfelt visions, a little bit of air goes out of the balloon. I'm not sure any of you have experienced this or are aware that this happens...but it does.
The odds of fulfilling your heart's desire will increase if you employ silence. It is golden after all...silence that is.
“Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” -Stuart Wilde