Keep Your Dreams to Yourself

Over the years, I have read hundreds of personal development books, listened to hundreds of tapes and CDs, and taken dozens of courses – all to discover the secrets of using my mind to bring me peace, happiness and to manifest into physical reality what it is I think I want at the time.

With each new discovery, I have been excited sometimes to the point of bursting, and I can’t wait to tell all my friends and just about anyone who will listen the latest key to success I have discovered.

And guess what they say?

“You can’t do that!”

“That will never work!”

“If that was true, how come everyone doesn’t do it?”

And so on. Not all of them, but by far the majority. And erosion happens. Suddenly I am on the defensive, the shiny new discovery is tarnished, and enthusiasm wanes. Doubt creeps in.

Over the years, I have discovered that it is far wiser to keep your dreams to yourself.

If you don’t, people will knock your dreams down like the tide over sand castles. They don’t mean to. They think they’re being kind. They don’t want to see you hurt. But the truth is, they’ve settled for living with disappointment. They’ve been hurt by life and they think that’s all there is.

Dream big, my friends, as big as you like. But keep your dreams to yourself. And when those dreams come true and your friends all ask how you did it, you can tell them how you did it. Then they’ll believe, but not before they see the results with their own eyes.

Today’s Positive Quote:

“At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

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