Dream a little dream…

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ”- Harriet Tubman 

I want you to close your eyes for a few seconds…As you slowly open them; imagine yourself coming out of a foggy stupor … at first not knowing where you were or how you got there.  And then imagine… realizing you are lying down on a cot covered in a blanket with an I.V. in your arm, and that you feel absolutely dead tired.  And finally imagine a huge teeth-glaring smile come across your face, and a wave of relief combined with satisfaction as soon as you realize you know exactly where you are and wouldn’t trade it for the world! 

This is the feeling I had a few years back after finishing my 4th Ironman triathlon.  And no they didn’t all end that way!  I think the 97 degree heat combined with my being somewhat under trained were the reasons I ended up in the medical tent that day.  But the funny thing is (some people might call me crazy), I would do it again in a heartbeat.  You know why?  Because it was a dream of mine.

Do you have a dream you want to accomplish?  Of course you do.  So did I.  We all have goals and dreams.  What is your dream and what is holding you back from attaining it?  Is your dream at the forefront of your existence or has it been tucked away and forgotten?  For starters let’s get it back into your mindset and honor that your dream is something that is important to you and that you believe in.  It isn’t going to manifest itself.  It needs fuel!  Your dream is calling out to you and saying; make me a part of your life.  Think about me!  Believe in me!  Bring me to fruition! 

How can you feed your dream?  What is the fuel that will make it go?  First of all you must believe in your dream.  You need to make it an important, integral part of your life.  I mean you need to taste it!  I want you to imagine what your life will feel like when your dream becomes a reality.  Will you feel happy?  Satisfied?  Fulfilled?  Of course you will!  You know what else fulfilling your dream will do?  It will give you the confidence to make another goal or dream become a reality.  Why is this?  Because you will have the momentum flowing from your initial realized goal or dream.  I think you can see where this is going….each successful accomplishment will breed a stronger confidence within yourself which will lead to more success!  Before you know it, you will be living a life of true fulfillment and actualized dreams.  What more could you ask for? 

Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website - www.gbrianbenson.com

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