“Don’t ever give up your dreams… and never leave them behind. Find them; make them yours, and all through your life, cherish them, and never let them go!” Unknown Author.
Words of wisdom, placed on a magnet by Kat-Kraft’s, handmade in the U.S.A. Words that has been with me and inspired me often after I found them in a shop in San Francisco and paid $4.99 for them back in 1992.
When I moved, the magnet moved with me. I kept it close to my computer, so that I could read and get inspired. But I did not fully understand, not before after I became a Christian in 2005, that this was one of God’s many wonderful ways, to remind me about the dream that He had put in my heart to pursue.
I have always loved to write. As a little girl, I was inspired to write by my father whom created and told us wonderful fairy tales. And in my teens, I started to write poetry. Then, for over fifteen years I used my writing skills by serving as a secretary in different local and national organizations, where I wrote newsletters, meeting reports, newspaper articles, calling in to meetings etc. When I was 38, I started to write songs and children books. But, I did not believe enough in myself to see that this could possible become more than a hobby. I had been listening for a long time to many negative voices, saying; “Who do you think you are? You can’t do that. Nobody makes a living being an author. Be happy about your day job. And, by the way, nobody likes people who are different.” Words that I know is not true!
How often have you heard those words? My guess are, many times! As a child, and as an adult!
But I am the first to confess that I have also said unthoughtful and negative words. But I see more and more, how terrible wrong that was of me. First, we hurt other people. Next, our words can hinder wonderful talents to be born. And if we are not careful with what we say and do, we might kill a person’s dream, their believe in themselves, the talent and dream that God has given each one, just by saying unthoughtful negative words.
Abraham Lincoln had a dream! When he was 60, he became the 16th President of United States.
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream! He changed the world. He accomplished his dream.
Elvis Presley had a dream! He was first turned down by the music industry before his dream came through. And most of us know how well known his singing career became when he were alive, and how he still reaches new people with his songs after he has passed away.
Susan Boyle had a dream! She bravely entered the contest stage and many laughed. However, when she started to sing, nobody laughed! She has now reached her goal to become a singer, and has done so with a wonderful voice that has touched people all over the world.
I believe you also have a dream! Don’t let negative words hinder you. And don’t let your own unbelief in yourself stop you. Get inspired, and learn more on the field you shall work in. And one day soon your dream will come to life. It has been said: “Nothing big has ever been accomplished without inspiration!”
Not before 2005, did I start to see that I had been given a talent to write. And from then, my biggest dream has been to become a fulltime writer and author and be able to help, inspire and motivate as many as I possible can around the world, through my writing, consulting and speaking.
However, it has taken some years for me to change my wrong thinking about myself, by listening to successful, wonderful, motivational business speaking from: Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Zig Ziglar, Warren Buffet, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Jay Abraham, Jack Canfield, Steve Harrison, Michael Hyatt, Jeff Walker, Brendon Burchard and many more. And more than anything, I have been inspired and motivated by the teaching from The Word of The Lord.
On November 24, 2013, I was led to visit Brian Tracy’s website and I started to listen to a few of many of his teaching videos on YouTube. Through his inspiration, I started to write down goals and worked on them every day. Then I was led to listen to a video with Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar. Through their teaching, I saw that I needed to work harder on myself. I saw that I had to keep doing what I have done when it comes to reading the Bible every day at least an hour before I go to work. Through the Word of the Lord, I will get more wisdom. As Mr. Jim Rohn said; “Wisdom is very important for any business to succeed.”
After I started to listen to Earl Nightingale original recording from 1956 “The Strangest Secrets in the World” and Napoleon Hills original recording from 1937 “Think and Grow Rich”, I started also to understand how important it is to be aware of what I fill my mind with.
“We become what we think about!” Earl Nightingale.
Motivated and deeply inspired by many great successful men and women around the world, such as Jay Abraham, Michael Hyatt, Steve Harrison, Brendon Burchard, Jeff Walker as well as Warren Buffet that I truly admire for his “giving pledge”, I am systematically getting closer; day by day, I am getting more in touch with my true dream. I am now in my 50s and on my way to become a fulltime writer and author. Believing I am at the beginning of my most productive and excited time in life.
I have learned though, it is not what happens that decide my life, it is what I do about it. And age has nothing to do with it. Also learned that there is a time for preparation and learning. And I do believe it is possible to start with absolutely nothing, and make a very good something, by using the talent that God has given us and the biblical principles of money.
“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6
Seeing the economic changes around the world, and many people that is unemployed, I think it is very important to inspire people to tap into their dreams, their God-given talents and resources that is available at almost no cost within themselves. To inspire them to look for their own “Acres of Diamonds” that is within themselves, before they go looking for greener pastures in other jobs.
I believe God has given you a dream, a talent, and all the needed recourses inside yourself, for you to tap into using them, accomplish and succeed to the level it is possible and is meant for you to reach.
And in your talent, in your dream you could possible find your biggest opportunity to earn a very good income, and become financial free, simply by giving other people your absolute best service.
And, do remember;
“Don’t ever give up your dreams!”
© 2015 Reidun Friestad