Chasing your dreams is great! But running after them forever and not catching up to them, is not so great. I’ve noticed that a lot of people go through life chasing their dreams with no clear direction of where they’re going and that’s why they are getting tired of running and burning out. Most of them are giving up!
I remember when I decided to become one of the best motivational speakers in the world. I thought it would be a tough journey because I was in a wheelchair due to a rare condition I was born with. I just knew that transportation would be an issue for me while wanting to travel the world, but I didn’t let that stop me. I kept on pursuing my dreams of becoming a speaker. I knew that in order to be the best, I had to hang around the best and study them. I spent years following many speakers on social media and watching their YouTube videos, gaining as much knowledge and information that I possibly could. My favorite one was none other than the world renowned Les Brown. His story, personality, and charisma were much like mine. It was a story of overcoming the odds and making sure he did everything he had to do for his dreams to come true.
In 2015, it just so happened that Les Brown was on tour and coming to my city in Fort Lauderdale Fl. I made it my purpose to be at that event no matter what. Long story short, I was determined to meet him in person and give him my information with the hopes of one day being able to share the stage and work with him. I chased him through three different counties and finally caught up with him at his last tour spot in Miami, Fl. I introduced myself, gave him my speaker packet, and he called me the very next day. We’ve been working together ever since.
My dreams of becoming a motivational speaker have come true. Today not only is he my mentor and coach, but also my good friend. I’ve spoken on several stages with him, I’ve been on tour with him and he just wrote the foreword to my new book, “Don’t Let Your Struggle Become Your Standard, How To Be Indispensable Even When The Odds Are Stacked against You.” Don’t be afraid to dream big because when you dream big, big things can happen!
Here Are 3 Main Keys To Making Your Dreams Come True:
- Consistency – I made sure I was working on my craft so that when I did meet Les I was prepared to give him my speaker kit. If you want your dreams to come true badly enough, then pay close attention to this very important key. They say that being persistent will get you there, but being consistent will keep you there. You may not always see the results of what you’re working towards right away but trust me, being consistent will always yield results. Being passionate about what you want and believing in yourself helps to keep you consistent. It keeps the fire burning inside. Keep the fire lit and don’t stop, your dreams are waiting for you.
- Determination – I was determined to not only meet Les Brown but also to work with him. Having the mindset that says, “No matter what, I will make it.” “No matter what, I will get through this,” and “No matter what, I am going to make this happen and it will work out in my favor.” Having a positive mindset and attitude is critical in determining to get things done. Determination by definition is having a firmness of purpose. Once you know what your purpose is and you develop a passion for it, it almost seems like nothing can stop you. You will gain a special energy in your inner core knowing “this has to come to life,” and it will because you are determined.
- Relentlessness – I chased Les through three different counties before I caught up to him. I was relentless. Will turning your dream into a reality be challenging? Absolutely. Will it take some time? Definitely. Will it all be worth it? You better believe it! Being relentless is saying, regardless of what difficulties or adversities may come my way, I’m going to keep my head up and focus on getting to the top and continue to crush my goals! Getting through and persevering is the main goal. Most people know that it’s hard to beat someone who never gives up, so guess what? #NEVERGIVEUP!
“Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you will land among the stars.” ~Les Brown
I am a firm believer in dreams coming true because I am living proof that they do. I also believe that they will come true for you as well. Once you learn how to use and apply the above keys to unlock your purpose, power, and potential as well as your greatness, your dreams will begin to manifest themselves.