Saving Private Goals!

Have you ever heard the term “dream stealers”? I’m sure a lot of people have but aren’t sure what it means.
Whatever you do, if you have a goal you want to achieve, don’t share it with others, keep it to yourself. There are people out there who will do anything they can to steal your dream from you and tell you that “all that stuff is nonsense”.

The more people you tell the more they suck the energy right out of you.
The idea of a goal is to focus all your energy on it and to believe that you have already achieved it. A goal is not something you think about and sit waiting for it to happen.

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
French writer (1900 – 1944)

For a goal to materialize you have to set out what you want and when you want it.

As an example I’ll tell you my story.
My goal was shared with one other person and that was my husband!

We had lost our previous house through a bad business venture in 1990 and I was determined that some day I’d have my own home again. I started putting pictures of houses on my walls and I knew that my daughter was getting married in September 1995, so I set my goal to be in my new house by August 1995.

One Saturday afternoon my husband was working so I took a drive and came across some new blocks of land. I got talking to the salesman and he said I only needed $100 to secure a block. We had $3000 in the bank so I took the gamble and paid the deposit. My husband agreed to go along with it thankfully!

A couple of weeks later my husband was working again so I hopped in my car and started looking at display homes. I came across one I really liked and once again started chatting to the salesman who told me he could build us a house while we paid off the deposit, legal fees etc., so he came to talk to us that night and we signed up. It’s amazing how quickly things began to happen once we put up a picture board the means to attract the required deposit seemed to appear from many sources.

This would not have occurred if we did not have a passionate goal.

To cut a long story short, we ended up moving into our brand new home on 4th August 1995 and all our fees etc. were paid for, and we also paid for our daughter’s wedding.

I knew that if I’d discussed my goal with anyone else they would have said I was crazy, especially when we only had $3000 to our name! But I knew with all my heart that we were going to achieve the goal no matter what stood in our way.
Stay away from the “dream stealers”!

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