“Are Your Dreams Worth Fighting For?”

 

“If you don’t have dreams you’ll end working for people who do”

~Jeffrey Combs

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We all have dreams of becoming someone successful in life. We want to be a person of influence that contributes to the lives of others in some major way. Perhaps you want to be a good politician that serves the people, not special interest groups. Maybe you want to be an entrepreneur that creates products or services that will positively serve  the global community. Whatever you desire to do, starts with a dream. Dreams and vision is what inspire common men to accomplish uncommon things.

A dream is nothing more than an idea that has not yet come to fruition. The more attention and focus you give to it, the more it expands in your mind to become a reality. The ability to imagine and create is one of the things that separates human beings from animals. It’s one of the reasons we are the crown of God’s creation.

Unfortunately, many people today, have given up on their dreams. They gave up the great to settle for the ok. The quote says, “if you don’t have dreams, you’ll end up working for those who do”. There is nothing wrong with working for others, but there is something wrong with coming to the end of life with regrets. I truly believe that no man wants to reach the end of his life, never giving himself a chance. Sadly, this the case for many individuals. They never give themselves a chance and they allow their excuses to be bigger than their why.

Any dream worth having, is a dream worth fighting for. It’s easy to say that doesn’t work, it’s easy to say i’m not cut out for this. It’s easy to say I come from the wrong environment so I won’t succeed. Napoleon Hill, the author of “think and grow rich” says “what the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”. It has nothing to do with your background or anything else external.

In conclusion, birds of a feather, flock together. Never let anything or anyone affect your dreams. The minute you do, you have given up on your hopes, aspirations and desires to be successful. Surround yourself with people who get it. These are people who think uncommonly as yourself. Allow your dreams to take you to the top because the bottom is always crowded.

 

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Calvin Moss is a blogger, and entrepreneur. He lives in NYC with his wife and daughter. To learn more about what Calvin Moss does and how he helps people all over the world, Click here

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Don’t Let Quitting Get You Down( what quitting does to the soul)

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We’ve all started things and then quit. Some of those things were school, businesses, jobs etc. There were probably hundreds of excuses that we could have given, but the fact of the matter is that we quit. If we’re honest, we will admit that we quit on ourselves. We quit on our goals and our dreams. We all know the ole saying: quitters never win and winners never quit.

Giving up is not a good feeling. We try to justify it, but it does not work. Quitting is hard on the soul because it makes us feel like failures internally. We often try to make up for it by trying something else. As soon as we give up on that, we start searching for something else yet again.

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It is said that most businesses have a 90 percentile failure rate. Could it be that  many of the individuals running these enterprises failed by quitting? Short comings are a reality in business and life. I’ve mentioned before that when you start something and then quit, you develop the habitual pattern of starting and quitting. This practice doesn’t serve you nor get you closer to your goal. It actually damages your chances for any kind of success.

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Quitting something that you know you should finish, gives you a sense of un-accomplishment. Even if this is the case in your life right now, you can still turn it around. The only thing that matters is your decision and your actions to succeed. Don’t let quitting get you down. Even if you quit on God, God will not quit on you. He is faithful and just to forgive you. So forgive yourself for quitting. Get back up and serve the Lord thy God. Don’t let quitting get you down.

About the author:

Calvin Moss is a home business professional. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He can be reached on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/connectwithcalvin.

What Stop Most People From Taking Action?

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What stops most people from taking action? There are many reasons why most people don’t take action. I will go over some common reasons, or excuses. A reason why people do not take action is because of fear. Fear is the thief of your dreams. Many people fear what may not even happen. In some cases, fear is condition that results from a lack of confidence or self esteem. It’s a paralyzer. Fear stops people from succeeding and reaching their highest potential. We have fear but we can’t let it stop us.

Another reason that stops people from taking action is their own self limiting beliefs. You have to believe that you can accomplish any goal. Your actions dictate what you believe consciously or subconsciously. No matter what excuses we give, the only ones we are fooling is ourselves. Believe you can make a difference and take action.

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A third reason why most people don’t take action is because of the hard work that’s required. After working forty to sixty hours a week, who wants to work hard building a business? People are conditioned to work at a job, not hard for themselves. Working hard for yourself is challenging because it requires mental energy to remain persistent and consistent. When you lack mental energy, it’s difficult to work hard. Nevertheless, people make excuses to avoid working hard.

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In conclusion, these are some reasons why most people do not take action. If anything good is worth having, it’s worth working for. Some folks are too concerned of what friends and family will think of them. Because of this, they do not take action. The difference between your dream and reality is your action.

About the author:

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Calvin Moss is a home business professional. He assists people make money from the comfort of their home. He is a writer and blogger. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

When Your Passion Consumes You

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We all have a passion for something. It could be speaking, writing or building. The definition of passion is a strong or uncontrollable emotion. There is probably something exciting in your life that you enjoy, which makes you feel this way. You think about it day and night. You dream about bringing that thing to fruition. When you have conversations with people, you can’t help but to bring it up. This is what happens when you have a passion that consumes you.

In St.John 2:17, the bible reads, and his disciples remembered that it is written the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. What is the zeal that is eating you up? What is that zeal that makes people think you’re crazy. Furthermore, what is the zeal that makes you think you’re crazy? This is what happens when your passion consumes you.

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I don’t want to be a passionless individual. For me, there has got to be something that gets me out of bed in the morning. There has got to be something that makes me say yes, I’m alive!! I’m afraid that many people have no zeal. They have no passion, they have no fire. These folks drift aimlessly through life. Some of them are mad at the world because they didn’t make anything out of themselves.

When you have a passion that consumes you, you’ll walk with a new walk. You’ll talk a new talk and you’ll have a new found perspective on life. Welcome to the new you. When people have a passion so intense, they don’t worry what others are doing. They are focused on their goals and the task at hand. They have no time to play games, there is much work to do.

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In conclusion, when your passion consumes you, your whole demeanor will change. What you took for granted, You now acknowledge as a gift. Let your passion consume you.

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About the author:

Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business professional. He assists people from all walks of life to work from home to be able to live the life of their dreams. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City. Calvin Moss is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/connectwithcalvin

You Were Created A Masterpiece

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Sometimes, I wonder if people really understand how great they are. Even in the mist of our fallacies, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Oftentimes, we take our existence for granted. Never questioning or looking for our life’s purpose. Part of your existence is to be a blessing to others. You do this by adding value, that will enrich someone’s life in a special way. You were created a masterpiece. You are not a mistake. It doesn’t matter what the troubles of the past were. It doesn’t matter what issues you have now. Nor does it matter what people say about you.

You are a masterpiece. It’s time to acknowledge your greatness. God does not create junk. God creates beauty. Even the devil himself was created a beautiful being. We must see ourselves as God sees us. We must act as dignified people. See yourself as the masterpiece that you already are. So what, you made some mistakes. So what, you had some setbacks. When God gave us Jesus, he wiped the slate clean.

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You don’t have to believe you’re a second class citizen because you don’t have great wealth. You are still a masterpiece, a person of great value. Your value lies in greater things than wealth.

In conclusion, do not allow dis-empowering thoughts to control your life. The same holds true regarding dis-empowering people. You are worth it. You have a purpose and a destiny that money can’t buy. You are a masterpiece.

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About the author:

Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business professional. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He is on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/connectwithcalvin

Untapped Potential

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One of the the worst things to do is go through life with untapped potential. So many people are living beneath their privileges. They settle for anything and anyone. If you want to succeed, you have to stop holding yourself back. There is greatness with you but your greatness is held hostage. Deep down inside, we know that we were born for something meaningful. A special assignment with a global purpose.

We live our lives applying only superficial potential. We were never groomed from our youth, to use our untapped potential. I believe that if more people reached towards their full potential, they would experience a wonderful life by design. When you tap into your full potential, you will become a life changer. Don’t let your potential go untapped

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Everyday, people go to their graves with their dream still inside them. Never asking or seeking their true life purpose. School gives you tests to determine what your gifts and talents are. These exams are good, but only God knows the answers.

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Tap into your untapped potential. Bring to fruition the thing that has been birthed inside of you. God blesses us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. There is a place where you need to go, but you will not get there by staying where you are now.

In conclusion, tap into your full potential. Great is he that is in you than he that is in the world. There are people waiting for what you have to offer. Part of your existence is to empower, not to be overpowered. Unleash your undimensional potential.

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About the author: 

Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business professional. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He is on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/connectwithcalvin

How To Use Fear As A Weapon To Succeed In Business And In Life

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An acronym for F.E.A.R is false evidence appearing real. It is said that one of the most fearful things to do is give a public speech. People would rather get into a car accident than speak in front of an audience. I have given several speeches before. I can personally tell you that it wasn’t a comfortable feeling. I was very nervous. I thought about not showing up. Fortunately, I did what I had to do and felt good about it. Another thing that causes people to fear is making videos. People are self conscious about how they will look and sound especially to other people. Making videos are not easy for the beginner unless you have some previous experience in public communications. My first videos were not that good but that’s okay. Is creating videos for everyone? Probably not, but they will certainly help you overcome fear one step at a time.

The thing about fear is that we all have them, no matter who you are. It’s how we respond to them that makes the difference. It’s normal to have a little fear especially when you start something new. Just know that fear is the thief of your dreams. Ask any successful person regarding this subject and they will tell you that if your goal is important enough, you must feel the fear and do it anyway. That should be a little comforting to you.

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Success is an inside job. It begins outside of your comfort zone. I’ve learned two exercises that can help you overcome fear if you allow them. These techniques will help you use fear as a weapon and eliminate it. The first one involves breathing. Close your eyes, relax your mind. Inhale-exhale five times or more. Do this consistently to develop the habit of releasing the thing that you’re fearing. Secondly, start using the power of affirmations. Affirmations are statements that you repeat to yourself aloud. The purpose is to develop your mind to proceed towards an expected goal. An affirmation I like is, “I AM A LEADER. I SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE”. Try this five times on a regular basis. When you do this, your mindset will begin to change. Note this is not an overnight process. It takes time and effort.

In conclusion, these two things will assist you to use fear as a weapon to succeed in business and in life. In a sense, it’s reverse psychology. The weapons of choice are breathing and affirmations. Many people want the payoff without the process. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work like that. Get comfortable with the process in the beginning and reap the rewards in the end.

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About the author:

Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business entrepreneur. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. Any inquiries can be sent to harlemdogrunner@me.com.