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Desire to Live a Dream

on August 5, 2016

We should all strive to learn who we are…from whence we came. Each of us holds a place in an ancestral chain with relatives from many different walks of life. Within anyone’s ancestry lies experience after experience deemed a success, as well as a considerable amount of failure. Every walk of life provides a step forward, often many backwards, encapsulating a certain degree of risk plagued by the overarching question, “Will I make it this time?” Often this is even followed by “Why try?”

Why try, indeed? Because there is an overwhelming desire, a passion, to live a dream and the unyielding desire, the tenacity, to see it happen. Once the vision is established it takes a combination of passion and tenacity to keep the momentum going. The passion is the drive to put more energy into achieving that vision than ever before, much more than is necessarily required. It goes beyond enthusiasm or excitement requiring commitment of heart, mind, body and soul. Of course, with every accomplishment there are setbacks. The tenacity is that persistent determination, even in the face of adversity, to never give up.

Are you willing to take the risk to live your dream? 
What if you fail?
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“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”Henry Ford
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What if these people gave up?
Where would their place be in history?

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“The more things you do, the more you can do.” – Lucille Ball

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 What about these famous failures?
What if they had not gone on to fulfill their destinies?

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.
I have lost almost 300 games.
On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed.
I have failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Give up giving up and hold on to the desire to live a dream!
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What failures have led to your successes?

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3 responses to “Desire to Live a Dream

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    Boy did I need to read this today as I fight to overcome afib and lyme–both at the same time and still pursue my dreams. It isn’t easy, that’s for sure.Great post!!

  2. Very true. I don’t think anyone succeed without failing too. They are two side of one coin — and that coin is life 🙂

  3. What an amazing and encouraging post, Sharla. Thank you so much for this!! ❤

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