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Wish Upon A Star.

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What is a lifetime of living your dreams worth to you?

May 27, 2003.

"Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be."
Unknown Author

How many moments have you spent wishing for all sorts of things to come true? Probably way more than you can ever count. If you’re like most of us, rarely does a day go by that you don’t wish you had this or wish you had that — or wish you had both this and that. Sometimes our wish list gets pretty long. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with wishing for things in your life. After all, you were born to dream, weren’t you? You bet. And if you can dream, why wouldn’t you and shouldn’t you wish for these dreams to come true?

But more often than not, there is probably a lot more wishing going on than effort being expended on converting these dreams into reality. Wishing and not doing can frustrate and confuse you, leaving you feeling empty and unhappy. Wishing and not acting will never get you one step closer to fulfilling your potential or living the life you desire and deserve.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
Anatole France

Regardless of whether we realize it or not, we waste a lot of wishes on things we don’t necessarily need or want. Oh sure, we think we need them; we're convinced we want them. But do we really? For example, how many of us have wished it was Friday afternoon on Monday morning? Monday morning for crying out loud! Before we can get another exciting week kick started, some of us wish it was already over. How in the world can we ever expect our lives to get better if we’re willing to wish our lives away?

If you’re going to wish, why not make these wishes count for something truly special? Wishing you would have said this and wishing you would have done that, after you’ve said or done them, isn’t going to do you too much good. And wishing to be smarter, younger or more talented in many instances prevents you from seeing and using the God given gifts you already possess.

"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however."
Richard Bach

We do a lot of wishful thinking because wishing is a fairly easy task. You don’t really have to do much of anything or commit to much of anything to make a wish. As a result, we wish here, we wish there — we wish and wish almost everywhere. We wish we may, we wish we might — we wish and wish with all our might. Far too often there’s too much wishing and too little doing going on.

If you’re going to make a wish, then make it a good one. And then do something about it. The key is to wish for things that are consistent with your dreams and immeasurably enhance the quality of your life — and then get busy making these dreams come alive. Why waste another minute wishing your life away or settling for a second rate lifestyle where you only wish but never act? Why not make certain that everytime you make a wish, you back it up with immediate action and MAKE IT HAPPEN?

Robert Schuller said, "Build a dream and the dream will build you." It’s time to get busy dreaming big dreams, bold dreams, dreams filled with passion and purpose — and then get even busier doing them. Then instead of simply wishing and waiting, why not roll up your sleeves and get to work? By replacing that wishbone with some backbone, your dreams will indeed build you.

The Bottom Line: Don't just wish upon a star — make sure you work on making those wishes come true.

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