There is something to be said about dreaming. In the infamous words of Cinderella:
"...no matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true."
Hey, let's face it. Sometimes we get tired, and our hearts get heavy or "grieve" for a number of different reasons. For those of you on the job hunt, (which are the particular type of dreamers that I will focus on today -- but this can easily be applied to whatever your dream may be) it's a frustrating process, to say the least, to send out resume after resume only to receive no response -- OR receive the infamous, "thank you for your interest, but we have chosen another candidate whose qualifications more closely match our criteria".
Thanks a lot. For nothing.
But why should rejection, after rejection, after rejection...after rejection -- you get the point -- stop you from dreaming? Well, quite frankly, it shouldn't.
WARNING: Read the fine print
Okay, consider yourself warned. If you never knew this before, here's an inside tip: Dreams come with fine print.
Ask any of the great philosophers and teachers (and by asking them I mean picking up their books and reading them -- orrrr, hey...you can even LISTEN to them, whatever works!) and they will tell you, where the mind goes, the man follows.
But that's the key: the man has to follow. In order for your dreams to come true, you have to be willing to do the work.
The "work" isn't working
"Well, I've tried", you say, "and it doesn't work."
Sorry. [Insert buzzer sound here] Incorrect answer. It works. There are too many examples of people for whom it has worked for it to suddenly not work.
Name a few? Sure: Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy, Louise Hay, Emmet Fox, Neville Goddard (oh, and by the way, these are some of the "greats" I mentioned earlier) Wallace D. Wattles, Catherine Ponder, Prentice Mulford, and of course, let's not forget Walt Disney, the one who was told that he lacked imagination.
Yeah, imagine THAT.
That said, could the reason why it's not working possibly be operator error?
Yes. The answer is a resounding yes.
You see, honestly, I think the reason why most people stop dreaming is because they never really learned how. They think that thinking about what they want is enough to make it appear in their outer world.
They sit back, close their eyes, and for a brief moment they imagine the scene in great detail. But when they open their eyes to see that their circumstances have not changed, the flame that once lit their fiery passion grows dimmer and dimmer.
Keep on believing
So what do you do when you believe for something that hasn't happened yet? You keep on keeping on, and above all, keep on believing.
When it doesn't look like it's working, keep working it. When no one calls you back , or you get a rejection email, say "thank you", it just wasn't the right opportunity.
Keep moving. Keep growing. Keep learning. Stay encouraged. Encourage someone else. Think positively. But above all else, until you attain your goal, keep doing the work.
Remember, the work is two-fold: inner and outer. As I mentioned before, study the greats. What I've come to know is that the greats became "great" because they studied too. And one of the major works they studied was the Bible. Hidden in parables and allegories, there is much truth to be excavated. One in particular is that faith without works is dead.
Translation: you have to believe AND do the work...you can't have one without the other, or you end up with nothing.
The dreams that you wish will come true
Now, I know it's not every day that you are inspired by quotes from Disney characters, but those words should serve as a reminder. Don't lose sight of the lesson because you think you have nothing to learn from a fairy tale.
The moral of the story is never lose the dream inside your heart. It will all be worth it in the end.
Keep believing and be willing to do what you need to do to get there. Cinderella did, and you see where it landed her.
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