When you hear the word “Family” what images or thoughts are brought to mind?
Everyone has experienced “Family” in different ways. Some of us have come from big traditional families and others of us have come from small non-traditional families. We may be related by blood, contract or love. Each of us have a different idea of what a family is. Even brothers and sisters, who have grown up in the same family, can have differing opinions of what a family constitutes.
No matter what someone else thinks a family is, you know what it is to you. The point I want to drive home is that when you make up your mind of what a family looks like, then spend the rest of your life designing your family to the best of your abilities. Put everything you have into it.
Will there be times when that perfect picture cracks, splits, or even brakes? Yes. That does not mean it is over. Anything in life that could be beautiful is worth going after. Worth building…Worth rebuilding. I would really like to tell you to just put more love into it, but we all know what that means…. Absolutely different things to everyone. Love…more than a feeling…is really an action.
I can attest to that and I am sure many of you can too. There are times, days, weeks and even months where we do not “feel” love. Love is an action and every time we decide to do something for someone, because it is the right thing, then we are putting love into action. By showing or doing love, we are that much closer do designing the family we want.
You can’t lose weight by sitting in a chair and eating your favorite foods in large consumptions. You can’t have your dream job, if you don’t put in an application and develop the skills needed. You can’t write your first book, by watching videos, reading how-to-books, and buying blank journals, only to watch the blank journals pile up, beside the books and videos. Wishing and dreaming are fun, but they don’t get anything accomplished without action.
Family falls into that same thought process. We have to continually work…and I mean WORK…at what we want to come from our family. Life will throw you lemons, curve balls, and straight crap, but we have to know it is coming and react to it with a prepared mind. Easier said than done? Absolutely! Life is not about “Easy”. Life is about “Learning”. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from others’ mistakes. Learn from your successes, as well as, others’ too. Then, pass those same thoughts, morals, and traditions onto those you love…your family. And watch how they respond and possibly even change it as they grow.
Whatever you do, just don’t forget to be there for your family. When everyone else is gone and the toys have lost their appeal, just remember that your family is there waiting for you.
Love to Live and Learn to Laugh….and in the middle you have Live and Learn
Life is about baby steps. So many of us never do anything, because we are “All or nothing” people. That is one of the worst kinds of thinking we could nurture. If you decided to do 365 pushups in one year, then wouldn’t it be easier to do 1 a day instead of 91 over four days? I know…plus one more, but you get the point. It is easier to get in shape slowly and over time, than it is quickly.
Whenever we go “all or nothing,” it doesn’t take long to go back to doing nothing after doing it all. It is too much stress on the body and brain. We get pumped up about achieving something great, but do not take the time to think it through, over the long haul. We start psychologically breaking down. We start to realize that it is impossible to keep this kind of energy going. Then….as soon as we mess up a couple times or slack off…we Quit. Possibly, never to return or at least not for a long time.
If you want to be a great writer, then you have to start with a sentence. Then a paragraph. Then a page. A chapter…and finally a book. Work on writing one great sentence each day you wake up. After a week or a month, move on to writing a paragraph each day. Slowly but surely you will have your book.
The same philosophy goes for anything you want to do in life. Baby steps will get you to where you want to be. If you don’t believe me, then watch the movie What About Bob. A funny movie, but it changed the way I looked at life and achieving success. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is your success.
Think small and grow big!
Ready to bring this home? We are on the last step to Conquering your Dreams This step is something you are probably familiar with. If you are reading this you are doing this, but I want to help you be even better at it. Action for today: Step X: STUDY “In order to achieve goals you have not achieved before you have to become someone you haven’t been before.” What are three skills you need to improve to accomplish your big dreams? _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ What will you study to improve them? Skills Books/Programs/Seminars _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ Alright, you are now armed and ready to do battle. You now have the 10 Steps to Conquering Your Dreams. Follow those 10 steps and there is no enemy to great to defeat and no dream you cannot conquer. I look forward to witnessing your great conquests this year. Be sure to keep me posted on your epic battle. Now go CONQUER your big goals and great dreams! Your Daily Mentor, -Darren And for the final recap, here are steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9! … Go to full transcript Have a question or needing help? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find your answer. ————————— © 2014 Darren Hardy CAUTION: If you unsubscribe below you’ll not only miss the the success tips, tools and mentoring shared here but you’ll lose access to all the complimentary audios, videos and gifts I have available as it is all tied to your email address. If you no longer wish to receive our emails, click the link below: Unsubscribe 2033 San Elijo Avenue, #413 Cardiff by-the-Sea, CA 92007