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It takes time and perseverance to find work and life of your dreams. Here are some characteristics to cultivate that will support you:
Vision -- great clarity about what you want. Describe your vision in detail and visualize yourself in your new condition. The more you do this, more possible, even probable, it seems that you will get there.
Strong intention -- determination to get what you want. Pursue your goals when you are thinking, writing, talking, exploring, reading and being, as well as in your actions. Be resolute that you will achieve your objectives. Stay focused and don't let anything or anyone stand in your way.
Unwavering belief -- a belief so strong that it stands up against challenges. Other people, sometimes believing they are being helpful, try to persuade us to be realistic, meaning that we shouldn't aim too high. Successful people keep their goals high and their expectations inline. People may tell us we are being a dreamer. Successful people are practical dreamers. They have dreams, and they figure out how to make them come true.
Action approach -- know what you need to do and do it. If a person wants to drive a car, he gets behind wheel. To dance, he moves his feet to rhythm. To find a new job, career or better skills, he researches his options, decides on a plan and implements it. Everything requires movement. Moves toward your goals.
Focus -- stay on course. Don't stop on way or get sidetracked by fear or myriad other things that hold one back. Even best get waylaid now and then, but those who are sure of path they are on don't let themselves procrastinate for long. They just put themselves on fast forward and fly.
Faith -- truly believe you will get it. Know it is just a matter of time. If things don't move as fast as you would like, if something goes wrong, if you get unavoidably sidetracked, it doesn't have a permanent effect. When you fall off horse, simply get right back on.
(c) 2001, Gloria Dunn, all rights reserved.
Gloria Dunn, President, Wiser Ways to Work(r). Develops winning corporate cultures by teaching leaders to lead, managers to manage, and work teams to play. Author of "From Making a Living to Having a Life" available at www.workingchallenged.com and Amazon.com You can reach Gloria at firstname.lastname@example.org.