Dream Versus Vision

Posted: 2008/02/23 in Life, Motivational, Relationships
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“Nothing has meaning except for the meaning you give it.”

I wholeheartedly believe that everyone possesses a rich and awesome destiny. However, whether a person is BOTH willing and able to do what is required in order to align up different elements in order to achieve their fullest potential therein contained, is an entirely different matter altogether.

Consider my personal mantras:

“Your programming leads to your thoughts; your thoughts lead to your feelings; your feelings lead to your action; your actions lead to your results.”

“Faith is not believing God can. It is knowing that God will.”

“How you do anything is how you do everything.”

“Excuses are lies you tell yourself. Make an effort, not an excuse.”

“Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.”

“A lot of getting over fear is just doing what you’re afraid of.”

“Feed your dreams, starve your thoughts.”

“Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.”

“I like to think of myself like that….we are all limited to the thoughts we have about ourselves…our thoughts determine how far we go in life…have you listened to your thoughts lately?”

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”

Here is my take at the difference between a dream and a vision is that we all dream. Many of us keep it at a daydreaming level of what else “could be” if we opened ourselves up more to the full spectra of possibilities, worked smarter, etc.

In a nutshell: A dream is more fuzzy, raw, unrefined due to it being un- or under-defined. Whereas, a vision that is something more distinct, concrete, and spelled out in great detail. Regarding destiny, which inevitably nailing you right between the eyes and piercing straight through the heart, once an individual really knows and is consistently going after what they want, I believe it can be accurately illustrated in 2 quick examples. One is simply shown through burning an ant once you take a magnifying glass and direct it’s heat to any given single point.

QUESTION: “What’s the ant that you’re aiming to mercilessly scorch?”

Lastly, a quote to mentally munch on, “Luke says his landing the leading role was not so much about being in the right place at the right time. ‘It’s about being in constant pursuit of your purpose,’ he said. ‘Once you are in your purpose, there is no lack. It’s bound to happen whe you are determined and going after your purpose.” -Derek Luke (opposite Denzel Washington in the movie “Antoine Fisher”).

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on my life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.” -Charles Swindoll

  1. GKPMusic says:

    Maybe profound quotes here, mostly motivationally inspiring. I shall be borrowing a few or all because this blog entry is great food for those wishing to evolve. What an enjoyable read 🙂

  2. GKPMusic says:

    Many profound quotes here, mostly motivationally inspiring. I shall be borrowing a few or all because this blog entry is great food for those wishing to evolve. What an enjoyable read

  3. Dave Lucas says:

    Another great post MJ. Do you have any writings on “waiting for prayers to be answered.”? Some people pray for things for a long time, or put forth positive beliefs, in expectations the universe will return good things — but nothing happens. Prayers seem to go unanswered. The universe replies with silence.

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