Nurturing the Dream

October 8, 2019 | By More

By Daniel Roy CD, BA, MA, CFP, EPC, CIM, FCSI, CIWM, CRC

On the back of my business card, I have the phrase Dare to Dream printed on it. I put that there on purpose so that the people I gave this card to would take a moment to do an inventory of their current lives. This is called a pattern interrupt because it temporarily stops people that are caught up in their current thoughts. It is estimated that we have well over 9000 thoughts that go through our minds daily, with most of them being repetitive crap that serve no purpose whatsoever. 

This is important to know because as you move forward with your dream, you will be confronted with many obstacles along the way. Some will be completely out of your control while others will be self-inflicted. One of the biggest lessons that I had to learn was to figure out was how to filter out all the negative, self-destructive thoughts that kept installing themselves on this endless feedback loop. This is your monkey brain at work. I still have them today, but they do not control my life like before.

The key element to this is to stay focused on your objective regardless of whatever is being thrown at you. Develop that bulldog determination to get to your objective knowing that you have all the resources at your disposal to get the job done. Don’t question your abilities. If you feel that you need help, ask for it. If you feel that you need to upgrade your skills, then do it. Be mindful of your thoughts and fill your mind with supportive ideas and language. Don’t get discouraged when things are not happening at the speed that you were hoping for. The Universe will always provide at the right time and place. So be kind to yourself.

Remember that success is the pursuit of a worthy idea. If that dream is important for you, then do whatever it takes to see it through. Dare to Dream!

Daniel Roy is the principal instructor of the Ottawa-based Praxis Wealth Institute.  He is a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Certified Retirement Coach and public speaker.  He is the author of “The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness”.  He conducts workshops and courses on the subject of wealth management as well as designing meaningful and rewarding retirements. 

daniel@praxiswealthinstitute.ca

www.praxiswealthinstitute.ca

www.yourretirementcoach.ca

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