Imagine an extremely cold winter night with gusting winds of about 20 mph. Not only is the snow steadily falling but the wind chill makes it damn near impossible to move any inch of your body. Nevertheless, YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE A CIGARETTE. But why? You have spent well over $30 within the last two days alone and have noticed that smoking consumes you; you so desperately want to quit…but why can’t you?

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MLK said it best when he proclaimed, “I have a dream.” He dreamed of a different world and he pursued that vision with passion and resolve fitting for a life mission.  I think his dream came true.  I believe we can all learn a lot from Mr. King in that respect.  I’ve had many dreams; when I was younger I dreamed of being a doctor, a lawyer, a fireman, and a policeman just to name a few.  If I had been born a girl, I probably would have been dreaming of becoming an actress, a teacher, a beauty queen, my wedding day. At some point we all had unrestricted dreams for the future.

Why do we dream of being more? What is it in us that makes us thrive for self actualization and improvement.  The need to dream is as a real as any physical part of us, as real as our need to be loved or our need for security.  We have a need to constantly become more and more of who we are, of what we are capable of through actualization – the process of giving substance to or making something concrete.

Langston Hughes said, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

So hold on to your dreams, whether they’re big or small, and dare to dream the impossible.  By accomplishing the small dreams, the big ones will appear more plausible. President Obama had an impossible dream, So did the Wright brothers, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.  They also knew that impossible was just a word.

So I ask you what do your dreams look like? Are there dreams you have forgotten, given up on, or let lay dormant now that you’re a mother, father, husband, wife, employee, or boss…or is there still something left, a thirst for more that pulls at your spirit in those quiet moments, reminding you of things you still long to do.

As I sat in my living room 9 years ago, I had to ask myself those same questions as a I contemplated if life was worth living. At a time when I was so disappointed in self and so full of hate directed towards the man in the mirror, I asked myself “Is this it?, Is this as good as it gets? How did I become so afraid of life? What has happened to my dreams?”

At that moment my mindset changed and I accepted the challenge of life.  See I realized that day, and every day after, that dreams CAN be lived!

When I was 20 years old I worked at a gym and I loved helping people work out.  I dreamed that one day I would own a gym and 7 years ago I started All About U Fitness.

When I was a teenager I dreamed of one day being a leader, to be in a position to empower others and be self-sufficient.  I wanted to be a motivational speaker and a life coach.  5 months ago I joined ToastMasters and have since then headlined my first speaking engagement.

See I think I’ve figured out the basics- If you have enough

Desire to turn your thoughts into a

Reality, and be willing to invest enough

Energy and

Accept that the journey is not a sprint, but a

Marathon,

Then one day when someone asks you how you’re doing, you can reply, ” I’m living the dream!”

It’s your life, get to living!

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Hello, my name is Eric Price and I’m a blogger. I’m also a life coach, motivational speaker, author, gym enthusiast, entrepreneur, property manager, husband, father, known sweet tooth, coffee-holic and word maker-upper.  I can’t help tapping along to every song on the radio and I cannot sit still to save my life… the jury is still out if that has to do with my daily caffeine intake or a possible case of the A.D.D.s. But above all that I am a person who wants to help others.

This life has led me down many paths- I’ve sojourned across valleys and canyons, scaled mountains and nearly drowned a couple times.  It was during these life adventures that I discovered truths about myself, truths previously unimaginable.  I have been led to certain conclusions and seen previews of amazing possibilities that are attainable in a life where the Spirit, Mind and Body work perfectly together as ONE.

Think of perfectly built machine…think of a Maserati.  The paint job is spotless and the rims are polished.  The V8 engine is ready to take off at the slightest touch of the gas pedal.  The advanced CPU advises on  the slightest irregularity and the built-in navigation system knows the best possible route to get to the destination.   We are all born with the traits and genes necessary to make each one of us a Maserati, a head-turning, jaw dropping, awe inspiring vehicle to get us through life.

If you’ve spent the last you-can’t-even-remember-how-many years feeling more like a ’85 Yugo, you’re not alone. Most of us have been neglecting what’s under the hood as well the body kit.  We don’t go in for suggested service and don’t pay attention to the lit up dashboard.  All the signs are there but life has gotten so hectic and over-scheduled that the last thing many of us want to do in our spare time is pop by the mechanic’s. That’s where I come in. Think of these posts as the pages of your Owner’s Manual.  Let me know what warning lights you’re seeing and I’ll direct you to the pages for further information.  Got a free second? Browse through for advice for daily maintenance and advice from experts.  I’m not promising a Maserati in your garage overnight, but with dedication and commitment, don’t be surprised if others start to notice the improvements and you start feeling proud to be the one behind the wheel!

Check back often, leave questions and comments and…start your engines!

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