Dreams Come True
I do believe that when you have a dream, and it sustains you and nurtures you, from childhood onwards, then that dream is what you are meant to be doing in your precious time on the planet.
Here are some stories of people achieving their dream. Notice the importance of developing a dream, visualizing it, and believing it. In most cases, these people nurtured their dreams, and believed in the power of their dreams so much, that when opportunities came their way, they were physically, mentally, and spiritually ready to go forward.
Delta Burke on conquering depression
Concord Blue Devils
Cheerleaders at Columbus High School
Varekai, The Atherton Twins
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Surfer Mike Parsons, in Billabong Odyssey
Free Hugs Campaign
Will Smith, Actor
Charice Pempengco: from the Philippines, on Oprah's Show: "my dream come true."
and where she is now: http://www.charicepempengco.com/
Paul Potts' audition on Britain's Got Talent:
and where he is now: http://www.paulpottsofficial.com/us/
Paulo Coelho, whose "The Alchemist" is a powerful book.
Connie Talbot at age 6, singing
Where she is now: http://www.connietalbot.com/
A hard-working team from North Korea wins the international b-boy championship. www.planetbboy.com
A contestant on American Idol Season 8, he wowed audiences and the judges, but before that he had been performing, singing and dancing, ever since childhood. He graduated from the same high school I did, but he was classmates with my sister. Here he is singing at his graduation ceremony:
Where he is now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Lambert
I first heard about writing a check to yourself from Jim Carrey, on one of the late-night talk shows, who explained that he wrote a check to himself for a certain amount (I think $20 million) and kept it in his wallet with the intent to cash it when he finally received that salary (1996, The Cable Guy). He used the check to remind himself of how much he believed in his dream of becoming a big comedian and entertainer. He literally pulled out the check (it was all torn and ratty) from his wallet. Do you have a check like that, written out to yourself? Keep something like that in a very obvious and significant place. Jim Carrey on Internet Movie Database