Chapter 1: Dreams
50 Words to Your Dreams | Chapter 1: Dreams | Michael George Knight
- Do you want to know how to manifest your dreams?
- Do you want to know the simple, straight forward, no B.S path to take your dream out of your head into reality?
This 50 Chapter video series title “50 Words to Your Dreams” has the answers.
Researched for over 10 years and compiled into video, written & audio format, this series will empower you with the know how and tools you need to manifest your dreams into reality.
Created by the man behind the book summary Youtube Channel and website bestbookbits, this series is a wealth of knowledge condensed down into 50 easy to understand chapters.
Dreams are the seedlings of reality. (Napoleon Hill)
If I asked you right now what are your dreams? Could you answer the question? Take a moment to think about all the dreams you have in your life right now that you want to make a reality. Dreams about things you want to create? Dreams about place you want to go? Dreams about the career you want and the money that follows? The things you want to buy and the things you want to do? Dreams about a relationship, family you want or the lifestyle you want to have? We all carry within us dreams around in our head that we want to manifest into our future reality. Take this opportunity right now to write down the dreams you have been carrying around in your head.
The starting point on your journey to realize your dreams is first writing them down and getting them out of your head. Anything and Everything created in life was first a faint dream in the mind.
I am not referring to the dreams we have at night with our eyes closed, but the dreams we have during the day with our eyes open. Those constant thoughts we have running around in our head about what we want and what our hearts desire. Your personal dreams are unique to you and are gifts that you have been endowed with.
We all possess this god like ability to conjure up images and thoughts in our minds, which is what dreaming is. This awesome ability that we have all been given, dreaming, is the first and foremost basis of creativity. The creative facility of the mind which is able to conjurer up images of ideas, future realities, fantasies and aspirations etc etc. The very idea of a dream gives us evidence that it is possible within the realm of thought, to manifest into reality the dreams we think about. If you can conceive a dream in your head you have taken the first steps in making it a reality.
In the first part of the book I will show you first how to uncover first your dreams, passions and desires. Then second we will discover your purpose, what makes you truly come alive and what gifts you can bring to the world. Then third, we will break it all down into goals so you can begin to work on manifesting your dreams into reality. So take a deep breath and get ready to go on a journey within as I walk you through the “50 Words to Your Dreams”.
“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” Belva Davis
I want to you take a moment and go back to a point in your life whether that be 5 years ago, 10 or 20. Reflecting on your life you have now and seeing the things that were once a dream come true.. Look around you and think about how the things you have in your life were once dreams and now they are a reality. This should give you confidence knowing that you do have the power to make your dreams come true, whatever they be, big or small. Know that the life process is a growth process.
Now after reflecting on out past and the journey we have made so far. I want you to fast forward your life right now and add ten years to your age. So if you are 30 you are 40, if you 40 you are 50. Now picture all the dreams you have in your mind right now how you want your future to be, and pretend for a moment all of them have come true. You are on a holiday somewhere exotic by the poolside relaxing, reflecting on how far you have come in the last ten years and having achieving all that you set out to achieve. You have the career of your dreams, the relationship, family, friends, all the toys, house and stuff you dreamed of. What does that look like and how does it feel? Really take the time to visualize in your mind. What does it look like and how does it feel? Take a minute to picture yourself in that moment.
Wakey, Wakey. Now let’s rewind and get back to reality, to the present moment. The purpose of this exercise is to get you thinking about your dreams and injecting belief into them. You don’t want to end up like the unfortunate many that wind up on their deathbed looking back with regret that they didn’t live the life they dreamed of. Instead you want to be focused on living the life of your dreams so you won’t be burden by the regrets in the future when it’s all too late. As Jim Rohn says, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” (Henry David Thoreau)
The truth is most dreams do come true, but most of those dreams are small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Most people aim small and hit, then stop aiming. Let me explain. If you achieve your small dreams then you only reach the low heights of life and join the crowd of the average mediocre. Nothing wrong with the mindset of the average mediocre crowd, but I suspect you wouldn’t be reading this book if you didn’t have massive dreams running through your mind. But if you dream big, massive and huge and hit then you reach the high heights of life, society holds your hand up and they call you a winner.
Because most people have the habit of thinking small, they in turn dream small and not accomplish much in their life. Most people dream small and hit their dreams, never realizing that it wasn’t defeat that kept them down but it was success on a small scale that kept them from aiming high. I don’t want to be a Debbie downer and downgrade your dreams and aspirations, but in reality no one really cares if you have x amount of money in the bank, where you live, what you have and where your last holiday was. At the end of your life society will judge you by the person you were, what you accomplished, what you gave back and what contribution you made to society.
Develop the habit to start increasing the size of your dreams by thinking bigger. It all starts with you and your thoughts and you are the only one who can think for you, no one else can. Start by upgrading your dreams to the level of ridiculous then some more. There is no limit to dreams but only limited in your thinking. Your thinking is the ceiling of the heights of your dreams. As Grant Cardone says, “10X your dreams.” Stretch your thoughts as we don’t lack the capacity to think, only lack the imagination to dream. By practicing the habit of dreaming big, you start to unlock the power of your subconscious mind to come up with ways on how to make this become a reality. Start today by giving more attention to the size of your dreams and thoughts by thinking abundantly rather than scarcity.
Giving Life to Your Dreams
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day, these are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” (T.E Lawrence)
It is one thing to dream and another thing to act out your dreams. The truth is most people only dream and never get around to acting out their dreams. Dreams only become a reality through our actions. Later on in the book I cover action but for now I want to focus on the first and most important action you can take. That action is first getting your dreams out of your head. I don’t care whether you write on paper, type on a computer, journal, on your phone or however you like to do it. The most important first step you need to take before ANYTHING ELSE is to give your dreams LIFE by getting them from images in the mind to written words.
The very act of you giving life to your dreams by putting them in concrete words you are 50% on the way to realizing your dreams coming true. The next 50% which is the hardest of course because it requires work and persistence, I will cover in the remaining 49 chapters. For now before anything else you do take the time and begin to get your dreams from images to words out of your head.
Day Dream on Your Dreams
How many thoughts on an average do you think you think? 100, 200, 500? Try 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts the average person has every day. That’s a hell of a lot of mind chatter. My questions to you is what percentage of these thoughts are on your dreams?
Spend time to day dream about your dreams. Think about your dreams being completed and manifested into reality. Get into the daily practice to take a few moments and just day dream and let yourself focus on your dreams. Get really creative with process, add colour to the image, what would it like it? Add emotions and think about how it feels? Visualize and add scenery to the image as a backdrop and really think about your being there, sometime in the future having had your dreams come true. Contemplate your future reality and hold the picture in your mind of what you want. By this very act of daily day dreaming you start the process of attracting and believing in your dreams.
Gandhi was spot on when he said, “Dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and finally, when we commit ourselves, become inevitable.” Wake up from your nightly dreams of fantasy and get to work on creating the life you dream of with your eyes open.
Courage to Believe in Your Dream
“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” (Richard Wilkins)
Having a dream is easy, everyone’s got them. But having the courage to pursue you dreams is entirely another thing indeed. Having the courage to believe in your dreams and the courage to act out your dreams is what makes the difference. Courage to give your dreams a chance. Courage to wake up everyday and do something towards its attainment. Courage to tell others about your dreams. Courage to sit down to write and plan out your dreams. Courage to persist on your dreams when life gets in the way. Courage to keep grinding it out when you don’t seem to be making progress. As you can see courage plays a massive part in marking dreams become a reality.
Think of your dream as a tiny seed that you plant in the soil. The seed itself is the just like a dream, it is ‘life potentiality’. The seed is worthless if you just keep it in a jar and don’t plant it in the soil, the seed will die and be useless. You need to plant the seed into soil, burring it down into the dark soil, just like implanting the dream deep within your conscious and subconscious mind. Once planted, we don’t cross our fingers and hope our seed (dream) blossoms and comes to life, no, no. We water, feed and repeat. The way to start the process of germination is by giving the seed nutrients to feed on. Just like the seed your dreams need nourishment in the form of positive thought energy which is another way of saying belief. Injecting belief into your dreams starts the process of germination inside your mind. Next, just as the seed needs lots of light to grow your dreams will need lots of daily actions in the form of work for the miracle process to begin.
By using the analogy of the seed and dream you can see the external process of life creation being very similar to the internal creation of thought manifestation aka dreams.
Motivation to Keep Your Dreams Alive
We have explored a lot so far on dreams, from exploring your personal dreams, to understanding the importance of dreaming big, day dreaming, courage and belief. But along your journey of life you will face times of doubt and defeat. What would life be without a challenge and what would victory be if it easy, worthless. Life will through you up, down, sideways and through the ringer, testing you each way to see what you are made of and how bad you want it? I want to share with you some motivation quotes to help you on your journey of realizing your dreams.
“Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date.”
“Never downgrade your dreams if they don’t match your beliefs, upgrade your beliefs to match your dreams.”
“Give yourself permission to let your dreams lead the direction of your life instead of fear and doubt.”
“The only limits of your dreams are the ones you put on yourself.”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
“If you can see it in your dreams you can hold it in your hands.”
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” Napoleon Hill
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make dreams come true.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” James Allen
“Hold fast to dreams, for it dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes
“No one is going to come to your house and make your dreams come true.” Grant Cardone
“This changed world requires practical dreamers who can, and will put their dreams into action. The practical dreamers have always been, and always will be the pattern-makers of civilization.” Napoleon Hill
“Those who lose dreaming are lost.” Australian Aboriginal Proverb
“We grow through our dreams. All great men and women are dreamers. Some, however, allow their dreams to die. You should nurse your dreams and protect them through bad times and tough times to the sunshine and light which always come.” Woodrow Wilson
That’s a wrap on
Chapter 1: Dreams
50 Words to Your Dreams by Michael Knight
Stay tuned for Chapter 2 in the series “PASSION”
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