of success is our mind set. If you can dream it, if the mind can
envision it, then it can be accomplished. The only thing separating
you from your dreams is your mind set.
Now, are there other key ingredients that may stunt our growth and
keep us from our various accomplishments, absolutely yes! However;
without the correct mind set, there is no room for growth. It is
suggested that with an idea comes the capacity to achieve it. In short,
where there is an idea, a dream, so also is the ability to bring
it into existence.
One of my favorite mentors and teachers, Les Brown, often suggest
that many people fail in life not because of aiming to high and missing,
but rather aiming to low and hitting. The idea here is clear. If I want to
achieve big goals, I must first allow myself to dream the big dream;
doing so understanding that such a dream can be accomplished.
When we think about why some people reach for their dreams while
others don't, it often has much to do with the idea of failing. While some
are simply too lazy to even try, there are those afraid to fail. But what is it
to "fail"? Defined by Webster's dictionary, to fail is to fall short; the lack of
success. But remember our success is pre-determined by the mind set
we keep or create, thus such a definition is only true if we accept it
in our minds. I'd like to challenge this way of thinking and suggest that
failure or the idea of such is nothing more than opportunity. It is the
opportunity to correct areas in judgment, behavior, and or practices so
they align with our goals, thus creating the results we want.
But it all begins with our mind set. We must be able to envision our goals
and dreams; we have to see them and believe in them, and even if we are
unable to see them (which is impossible), see ourselves seeing them until we can.