Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beware the Dream Stealers - They'll Bite Off Your Dreams, Chew Them Up, and Spit Them Out

Shared by my dear friend Sandeep Goswamy of The NewAge Foundation (

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Your relationships have direct impact on your future. Be very fussy about who you surround yourself during your life. After you decide what accomplishments you'll create for your future, you must guard them with care.

Have you heard motivational gurus talking about how important it is to announce your goals to your friends? Their reasoning is that making your dreams public puts a pressure on you to work harder, and make sure those dreams come true. To an extent I agree with the concept, but have you told anyone in your circle about your aspirations? What kind of response did that get you?

If you associate with positive thinking people, individuals with high levels of success motivation, likely you'll find encouragement when you tell them about the paths you wish to follow. Telling a true friend brings varied responses depending on their nature. Either that friend believes in you, and your likelihood of accomplishing your stated quest, and gives you support. Or your friend doubts your abilities, and attempts to steer you from your path...for your own good, of course.

What if the crowd you run with is full of negative thinking persons? Doesn't matter how much of a friend you think one of those people is, if you make your goals public to them you're in for a bombardment of, "You can't do that's!"

When the defeatists in our lives start attacking our dreams, we too often cave in to their onslaught of negative input, eventually give up on those aspirations we carefully selected for ourselves, and fall into an existence of "scrape along, and survive for the moment."

Never growing into the person that following that road toward our goals promised for us.

The dream stealers in our lives have many reasons for seeing us fail. As I said above, our true friends often believe they're helping us (watching out for our own good), so they do what they can to steer us onto the perceived "easy" path. Some of these people find joy watching, and helping, others miss their goals. They never bother to find dreams of their own, lack determination to chase after the dreams they do discover, or they don't believe they'll ever accomplish those dreams, so they don't try. They're also jealous of anyone who succeeds when they think they can't.

Escape that destiny of failure by carefully selecting your acquaintances. Surround yourself with success motivated friends and associates. Find mentors who've successfully walked a path similar to your chosen one, and who want only to help smooth that path for you.

When you discover naysayers among your friends and advisors, realize that they can't give you helpful input for your future success. Understand that further association with these individuals only assures harm to your plans and desires. Know that the relationship must end. Sometimes you just gotta walk away.

Joseph Jackson retired at the early age of 46, and now travels in his recreational vehicle, hitting scuba, camping, and kayaking destinations for playtime.

He enjoys writing reports and books to pass on his experience and knowledge to help others succeed. He also searches for, and makes available, products that improve the enjoyment of his playtime activities.

For more of Joe's thoughts on success read his free report Chase Your Dreams With Determination or check out his ebook: Success In Life Is A PROCESS, And That Process Is Measurable!"

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P.S Welcome to the group

We all have something we want to share,something which is very special,motivating,interesting,valuable to all.I invite you to send the article via email to with topic heading ref.Building Dreams.I will also cross post it on my blog too.The idea is to share something from each and everyone of you,who are part of the group.I am going to begin with posting once a week/fortnight.This is an opportunity to let others know what you do,what you believe in....what you dream about.
To be part of you journey in building your dreams.
Cross posting on the blog will allow those who can't access facebook in office read the articles.Also if you have any questions/suggestions do post on the group wall or in the discussion tab.
Do use the discussion tab for whatever assistance/information you maybe looking for regarding your projects etc.

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