Making Your Dream A Success

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • Every person has something special on the inside of them that is just waiting to be shared with the world. That special internal something is wrapped up in our individually unique, gifts, talent and abilities but is locked away within us.

    What makes our distinguishing attributes so awesome is that no other person in the world can demonstrate those qualities quite like we can. Just think for a moment, that no two human beings have the same finger prints, not even identical twins. So this means that there is something in us that adds and makes a significant contribution to the world.

    This search for our significance in life leads us on a quest to find ourselves, develop dreams and to reach for success as we attempt to accomplish those dreams. As we get exposed to those activities that we are interested in, love and have a passion for, we began to find our “niche” in life.

    When we wake up in the morning, we find ourselves indulging in our craft daily but the interesting thing is that it does not feel like work due to the passion that we have for it. In fact, you know that you have found your interest in life when you would work at it without getting paid for it. Then this gives birth to a dream, a vision of an exalted you that entails achieving the unachievable to accomplishing the unaccomplishable because that is what makes a dream.

    However, many people dream of success but few wake up and work hard at it. Therefore, with every dream, there is a cost to achieve success that requires hard work and a willingness to travel the road less-traveled – called inconvenience.

    So after you have discovered your gifts, talents and abilities, and have discovered your passion and developed your dream, you must count the cost beforehand. When assessing your journey, you must factor in detours, failures and setbacks. Just know that your setbacks are setups for a comeback.

    When assessing your road to success, you must factor in closed doors and getting used to hearing the word, “No”, but don’t take “No” for an answer. You must factor in being hit, hurt, hindered and sometimes even being held back, but still, don’t take “No” for an answer.

    Why? Because your “No” will eventually turn around and become an “On”, which means that you are “On” your way to accomplishing your goals and dreams. After you have considered all of this and you still decide that you want to achieve your dream, then go for it! Don’t stop and don’t quit.

    When attempting to achieve anything, count the cost and keep going and you will eventually get there. Once you get there, relish in the surreal but understand that your work has just started because achieving success is one thing and maintaining it is another ball game. This may sound very overwhelming but know that when you fulfill your purpose in life, it will be worth all the trouble.

    Kevin Benton

    Kevin has many gifts, talents and abilities, which he uses to make a positive impact throughout the world on a local, national and international level. Kevin is an Ex-Professional Basketball Player, Minister, Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Recreational Director, Child Care Social Worker, Chief Section Contributor and Editor for an approved Google News Site, Clean Comedian, Model, who was featured in the worldwide Cover 2 Cover Magazine, Actor, Speaker and the Author of the best-selling, encouraging, inspirational and informative book, A Field Trip to Hell: Experience the 30 torments of Hell Firsthand Without Having to Stay for Eternity. Kevin attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA., the world’s largest Evangelical Christian School, founded by the late, great Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell. While at Liberty, Kevin was a member of the basketball team that represented the first Christian School to ever play in the N.C.A.A. tournament - against his high school friend and former N.B.A. player, Rasheed Wallace and the North Carolina Tar Heels. As a professional basketball player, Kevin played against some of the best players in the world including N.B.A. players Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Aaron McKie, Rick Mahorn, Jerome Allen and Paul Graham, just to name a few.

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    1. Cecilia Ryder
      Cecilia Ryder says:

      I believe Kevin meant to use the word “niche” instead of “nitch”? (we begin to find our “niche” in life…etc.) Otherwise, I think this is an uplifting, positive message, especially for young people.

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    2. Veronica-Mae Soar
      Veronica-Mae Soar says:

      When I wake up in the morning I have to drag myself out of bed – i do not want to get up. I know it will be the same as all the days before. I do not take delight in the slog of being a full time carer.

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