Dream With Your Eye’s Open Pt.1

Many of us have dreams of how we would like our lives to look like. How many of us truly stay focused on making our dreams a reality? Most of us settle for mediocrity.
Many of us can’t even see a way out of our situation. Our dreams stay in the “wish” stage. We wish for a while only to go back to reality. What if our perceived reality was just that? Based entirely on our perception. What if the our true reality was our dream pleading to “come out” and be realized?

It is my opinion that more times than not, this is the case. The question is what are we  going to do about? We have the choice of either dismissing our dreams as “wishful thinking” returning to our daily mundane routine where it is “safe” perhaps even comfortable, but are we happy? truly? or complacent and scared?

Initially, it can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? One thing is for certain. Anyone who ever made their mark in the world was a dreamer. The term has gotten a negative rap over the years. Anytime that one decides to step out of the box, their action can be faced with disapproval from others. It many cases, by those closest to us. In their minds, they might be see themselves talking sense to us. I used to get angry when others voiced skepticism concerning my ideas or aspirations. Although it is nice to receive support from others you care about, I realize now that if they don’t see eye to eye with me, it’s ok. It isn’t their dream. When the dream is manifested, THEN they will see it. Perhaps when they do, it will inspire them to give themselves the “permission” to realize their dreams. Most naysayers are such because they are afraid themselves whether they realize it or not. Many of us have been conditioned not to think outside the box and take the necessary risks to realize our dreams. It isn’t a surprise to me that so many pioneers in different areas discovered success through hardships. It can take a seemingly catastrophic event to wake us up. We are forced to dig deep in order discover power that we never knew we had. It can be challenging. Trust me, I’m in it, but I am more determined every day!! We must learn to dream with our eye’s open. What do I mean? Take consistent action to realize our dreams once we have determined what we really desire out of life. We envision our ideal life as already accomplished while at the same time utilizing our present day resources to manifest our ideal reality. I will discuss in detail , practical steps that I believe are  most effective in actualizing your ideal lifestyle. Over the next several entries, I will explain each step. My desire is that you will find each suggestion useful for you in realizing your ideal lifestyle. Until then. Don’t stop dreaming.

Hello World !!!

First, let me start by introducing myself. My name is Todd Lee. I am an aspiring Actor, Speaker, Writer and Entrepreneur. My passion is inspiring others from all walks of life to realize their highest potential both personally and professionally. It comes natural to me . It took me over twenty + years and numerous trials to realize it. I have been a teacher, counselor, personal trainer, job coach  and minister. I have tried countless multi-level business opportunities as well as “brick and mortar” opportunities looking for the right fit. Looking back at my various career choices, I realized that the positions that satisfied me most were the ones where I was helping people in some way to help themselves. This has been the common thread either academically, mentally , physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, professionally or otherwise. I can honestly sat that helping others to realize their highest potential was my passion before I even realized it. I love seeing people “bloom”. Each person that has, does and will exist on this earthly plane has come here with a purpose, a mission if you will, and there is no greater life calling than to find out what that mission is. For certain, it is one that you are uniquely qualified for. You se, there is no one else like you on this planet and there never was nor will be..EVER. Even if you were a twin …NOBODY!!! You are it. Get used to it. Embrace. You are special whether you like it or not… believe it or not. You also possess special strengths and talents . Some my be obvious from an early age. Some not as obvious. In most cases, these gifts need to not only be identified , but tapped into and developed. Once you realize what they are, the next step is to establish the most effective way to use them, ideally, to not only live your own life to it’s fullest potential, but to enrich the lives of others. It is also not coincidental that both your unique gifts and mission are directly tied to your true self. Your authentic self. It’s true. Only through you identifying who you truly are, how you truly feel about a number of things and embracing the answers will you be on the right  track to living both a successful and fulfilled life on your own terms. This is key to your happiness. Being your authentic self. It may not be an easy journey, but the most worthwhile one. No one can do it for you. Winston Churchill said it best,” There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission. A mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.” It is my opinion that each person regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation , age or otherwise has greatness in them. As human beings, we are not designed to stay stagnant, we are designed to grow and thrive. Each of us has a profound impact on one another whether we realize it or . There is no greater mission in life than to find out what your special place in this world is because you have one. We all do. Every thing that you need to realize your true potential is inside you. It always has been. Don’t be satisfied with the status quo. Settling for a mediocrity is like going to a buffet with all of your favorite foods and eating saltine crackers. Why?!! You already paid for the buffet. If all that you wanted was saltine crackers, you could have saved your money and stayed home. Why settle for a  career, relationship, health, money, or anything else that doesn’t satisfy you? Dare to be true to yourself. Dare to be authentic. Dare to dream.