Reaching a Dream

Working on a Dream

Reaching a Dream

 

Whatever the dream is, it has always been to be legendary in anything we do.

Working on a Dream

I’d say that’s exactly what I’ve been doing my whole life. Ever since the age of 3, when I first laced up a pair of skates, I’ve been in love with sports. As I got older the dream changed from hockey, to basketball, and then to boxing.

As a kid you dream about growing up to be big and strong. You dream about being the best. You don’t dream about being average, rather, you dream about being a superhero, or a legend. I was growing up when Tyson was ripping through every one of his opponents. He was dominant. It’s not that I wanted to be Mike Tyson, but I wanted to have the strength and power that he had. He was in his twenties and he was already a legend.

Today, I’m 25 years old. In the real world, but I’m still working on a dream.

I’m developing aspects of this dream. I wanted to be more muscular and stronger, and I achieved that. I wanted to work for myself, make my own hours – which ends up being a lot of them – and I’m doing that. I wanted to meet an amazing girl, boom, done. I wanted to help other guys build stronger, more athletic bodies and get one step closer to having that ultimate life. This blog serves that purpose.

Your Dream is Your Dream

Everyone has a dream and no one can take that dream away from you, unless of course, you let them. Your dream is yours. It isn’t anybody else’s. Your dream could be to build a stronger, more muscular body. It could be to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, start your own business, marry the girl of your dreams and have a family; heck, it could be all of those.

“Though sometimes it feels so far away

I’m working on a dream

And I know it will be mine someday.”

Sometimes when you’re fighting to make your dream a reality, whatever it may be, it’s like you’re in a tunnel. A long tunnel, and you’re not quite sure when the light is going to come. But you know that it’s there, and you know that it will come.

The thing is, you know that it’s there. No one else may understand what you’re doing or why you are dedicating your time and energy into something that has yet to bare fruit, but you know it will. And they’ll have to find out when it happens.

Not everyone’s dream is to be an entrepreneur, or to build a healthy, strong physique, or a successful business. But what most dreams do share in common is greatness. No matter what our age, we are striving to be more than normal. We’re trying to leave our mark. Like Mr. Tyson was doing in his early twenties, we’re striving to live a legendary life in our own little – or big – way.

3 Tips to Stay Focused on the Task

1. Work Hard

Nothing can serve as a substitute for hard work. It’s great to want something, but if you’re not willing to put the work in, you won’t make it a reality.

There’s hard work as far as duration, and then there’s focused, high quality work. Aim for focused high quality work. One thing I do that helps when I’m writing or working on a project is shut off anything that can distract me and dedicate a certain amount of time to that task.

Cell phone is turned off right now, as is my internet. I have everything that I need right here with me that will help me remained focused on the task at hand. My alarm is going to go off in 60 minutes, at which time I’ll take a quick break. Then get back to it. I find I get a lot more done, at a lot higher quality when I eliminate distractions.

For your training, wear head phones and don’t get caught into talking with Joe blow at the water fountain.

2. You have to get back up.

You’re going to fail. I’m going to fail, already have in many different ways. We are all going to fail at some point. Those of us who truly succeed have got back up.

If you want to get in great shape, there will be road blocks that will deter you. But you have to stay focused. If you want to be a great dad, you’re going to mess up, but it’s not like you’re going to quit. If you want to build a business, you’re going to face some tough times – whether in business or in life – but you have to accept them as a part of the journey, work through them or around them and continue on.

3. Don’t waver for other people.

If you have a clear idea of what you want out of life, don’t let other people take you away from that goal. There will be a lot of people who just don’t get it. They might never get it. But you can’t let that hold you back or second-guess yourself about what you’re doing and where you’re heading.

What’s your dream?


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