by Bryan Golden
Are you a dream maker or a dream breaker? The category to which you belong will strongly influence the direction your life takes, your level of satisfaction, and the type of impact you have on other people. Most of us aren’t even aware of the distinctions between dream makers and dream breakers.
Dream makers believe anything is possible. To them, the future is full of hope, promise, and potential. They know problems have solutions and obstacles can be overcome. Not only do dream makers believe in themselves, they believe in others as well.
Dream makers are optimistic. They are grateful for all of the blessings in their lives. Every day is a good day. Each morning is a new beginning with unlimited possibilities. Dream makers learn from their past, they don’t allow it to pollute their future.
Dream makers are not discouraged by naysayers. They don’t pay attention to negative criticism. Dream makers understand that everyone will have an opinion about their goals. They look to other successful people for inspiration and encouragement.
Dream makers understand that if they don’t know how to do something, they can learn or consult with a person who has the expertise they need. Dream makers value their library as a resource that has answers for most of the questions they may have.
The optimism of dream makers is contagious. Dream makers encourage others to reach their goals. They help others to find solutions. Dream makers never put others down or ridicule their aspirations.
Dream breakers are the opposite of dream makers. They always find reasons to justify why something is impossible. Dream breakers find insurmountable problems in every situation. They don’t believe in themselves.
Dream breakers are pessimistic. Everything they try fails. They are discouraged by all the problems in their lives. Each day is another struggle filled with obstacles. Dream breakers wish they could go back and change their past. They lament all of their past mistakes.
Dream breakers are swayed by negative opinions. They listen to those who say they will fail. Other successful people are no inspiration because they always had some advantage such as money, education, or who they knew.
Dream breakers know all of the limitations that prevent them from succeeding. They don’t have enough education or they have the wrong education. They are either too young or too old. They don’t have enough experience. There is no opportunity because they live in the wrong area. Dream breakers understand that there are many valid reasons for their failure.
Dream breakers are jealous of those who do succeed. They always try to discourage others. Dream breakers are quick to point out the many reasons why someone else will fail. They understand that people with dreams are being unrealistic. Dream breakers are purveyors of doom and gloom. They are not a lot of fun to be around.
Why choose to be a dream maker? Dream makers are happier than dream breakers. Their lives are more satisfying. Dream makers have attractive personalities and are pleasant to be around. They reach more goals than dream breakers. Dream makers believe anything is possible. Dream breakers feel nothing ever goes their way.
Anyone who is a dream breaker can change into a dream maker. The only difference between the two types of people is their attitude. You have the power to choose your thoughts. Whether you are a dream maker or dream breaker is up to you. Since there are no negative side effects to being a dream maker, why not live like one.
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© Bryan Golden