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    Living Your Dreams

    Published: September 20, 2018

    "Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve." - Leonardo Da Vinci

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    Living Your Dreams

    • 1. Welcome to:Living Your Dreams & Overcoming Obstacles Welcome to: Living Your Dreams & Overcoming Obstacles
    • 2. Slide2 "Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve." - Leonardo Da Vinci
    • 3. Defining Your Dreams… Defining Your Dreams… •What is a dream? •What is YOUR dream? -Money? -Security? -Fame? -Happiness?
    • 4. Dream = Goal Dream = Goal •Do you believe a Dream and a Goal are indeed the same things?
    • 5. Slide5 -The dictionary defines a dream as: A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.
    • 6. Slide6 •-Goal is defined as: The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
    • 7. Slide7 Though they have slightly different meanings, it’s hard to have one without the other, and it’s hard to have success without either!
    • 8. Success! Success! •Defined in the dictionary as "the achievement of something desired, attempted, or intended"--meeting one's goal(s).
    • 9. Success Simply Means… Success Simply Means… •meeting one's goals--whatever they may be. •Everyone can have their own measure of success. •What is your goal?
    • 10. Slide11 What is your goal?
    • 11. How Do I Achieve Succes? How Do I Achieve Succes? •Have a dream! •Set a goal you believe in! -a positive attitude is essential!
    • 12. Slide12 •Begin using your imagination to create the changes you would like to make in your life. •Create a vivid mental image of the life you want.
    • 13. Slide13 •Be clear about what you want. •Focus on your dream. •Keep your focus on what you want rather than what you do NOT want.
    • 14. Slide14 Believe in yourself! Acknowledge yourself for each step you take toward making your dream come true.
    • 15. Don’t Wait! Don’t Wait! •If you wait, sometimes you miss a great opportunity! •Seize the moment, and don’t be afraid to go for it!
    • 16. Don’t Let Others Steal Your Dreams! Don’t Let Others Steal Your Dreams! •No matter how far-fetched others may think your dream is, remember, what you dream is what you achieve!
    • 17. As You Change… As You Change… So too will your dream! It’s ok for your dream to change and grow as you do, but you must never lose site of it, even when things go wrong!
    • 18. Slide21 And things WILL go wrong!
    • 19. Overcoming Obstacles Overcoming Obstacles Someone once said: “If you can’t hit a curve ball, you’ll never make it in the big leagues!” This couldn’t be more true!
    • 20. Slide23 Because in the long run, it’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it! Set-backs WILL happen, it’s what you choose to do about them that matters!
    • 21. Don’t Fear the Obstacles In Your Path! Don’t Fear the Obstacles In Your Path! Failure will occur, but when you stumble, you MUST get back up and try again!
    • 22. Slide15 "The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." --Charles DuBos, French critic
    • 23. Many Have tried & failed… Many Have tried & failed… •R.H Macy failed 7 times, before his store in New York caught on. •English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books. •Baseball legend, Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times; but he also hit 714 home runs.
    • 24. Slide26 So don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss, when you don't even try.
    • 25. Slide27 Abraham Lincoln didn't quit. He once wrote: "The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I feel a call to that duty."
    • 26. Slide28 After losing a Senate race he said: “The path was worn and slippery. My foot slipped out from under me, knocking the other out of the way, but I recovered and said to myself, 'It's a slip and not a fall.”
    • 27. Slide16 "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." --H. D. Thoreau
    • 28. Slide29 THANK YOU