The Real American Dream Posted on Sep 28, 2011 | 29 comments
Once upon a time I woke up and realized the American Dream was staring me right in the face. It was real. It was attainable. It was more alive than ever. And hardly anybody knew what it was. Years ago, about the time when a bustling America had lost everything in the Great Depression, a freelance writer named James Truslow Adams, started spouting off his thoughts on hope and freedom and coined the term The American Dream. For Adams, the American Dream was simple. He just wanted his country to be a place where “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. A place where any one could have a chance to achieve their goals regardless of class, religion, or politics. A place where anyone could discover a happy and fulfilling life. This idea has always been at the heart of America, but America has often had a tough time living up to it. Back when Adams was around, not many people had an opportunity to participate in the American Dream. White men were welcome to it, but pretty much everyone else had to sit around and wait for change. Women, minorities, the handicapped, the homosexual, the mentally ill, and even children really had no chance of partaking in the American Dream. America wouldn’t let them. The country simply wasn’t ready to live out its grand vision. Fast-forward to today and things are quite different. The “American Dream” is available to more people now than ever before, and that’s a great thing. Yet from all the complaining you would think the American Dream has gone backwards, that it’s deflating and its time is up. No, No, No people, the American Dream is just getting started. It might not be what you thought it was, but the Real American Dream is very much alive and ready for all of us.
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The reality that we all love to dream big dreams, but they also scare the living crap out of us. What if I fail? What if I get our heart set on something we'll never achieve? What if it costs me everything I have to achieve it? What if I don't know how to do it? The list goes on. I thought, the only way my dream will come to reality is when I win the lottery. It dawn on me it’s the ultimate savior because with such an influx in cash, a lot of things become very possible very quickly. It's a short cut. And I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always a patient person. I would love to obtain something now rather than work hard for decades and have no guarantee that I'll actually achieve what I want. But the Lord inspired in my heart this song Trust, trust in the Lord Lean not on your own understanding In all, all of your ways Acknowledge Him He'll make your path straight You'll be my guide for life I'll walk by Your side With Your hand in mine I'll go where You lead me Chorus My eyes can only see The ground beneath my feet Your dreams are greater than mine Your ways are higher O Lord please show me Bless my thoughts My dreams my imaginations Step by step Your delight, Your creation How to Begin to Pursue My Dreams, My Passions, and Things that Matter to Me.
(Proverbs 16:9”), “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps
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What is a Dreamer? A dreamer looks beyond the limits of today to the possibilities of tomorrow, and sees what can be instead of settling for what is. A dreamer imagines the most wonderful new things, and then finds a way to make them real. A dreamer knows that stars were made to wish upon and that wishes do come true. My dream house soon will be mine as I dream and believe in my dreams to come true
Dreaming Up My Dream House First of all I'd like to say that all of us have our own ideas and dreams about a perfect home, because "home" can't mean the same to everybody. But I'm sure that for all people home is not just a place to live in. Home is your little world where you live according to your own rules and interests. It's a place where you feel comfort, warmth and reliability, that's why we say "East or West, home is best" and the English say "My home is my castle". In my opinion home always awakens the best feelings and high emotions in people's souls. But what an ideal home is everybody decides for himself. I have a pretty vivid picture in my head of what my dream house would looks like. My dream is to build my own house on a big lot. Today I thought it would be fun to try to put together my dream house in pictures by gathering some of the design ideas Iâ€™ve collected that capture my personal decorating style. _________+_________
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Ambition is the arrogance to believe in one's own potential. It is having the confidence and self-esteem necessary to seek ever-increasing challenges. It is the tenacity and perseverance that makes goals happen. Ambition is a passion for achieving, an unquenchable thirst for more and better. It is never content with the status quo. In practice, ambition requires vision, purpose, and optimism. It is the individual visualization of what can be and the belief that it will be. For as long as I can remember, I have been an aggressive go-getter, systematically working toward identified goals. My friends have always considered me ambitious and unsatisfied. I have always looked for a larger purpose behind my actions and for ways to influence my future prospects. For years, I maintained some guilt with regard to my ambition.. I realized trying to be someone I am not and to seek association with the rich and famous to have what I really wanted in life is not the solution. I have found that although I am not intimidated by money and power, I will live my life as a gift and a great adventure. I will dare to make mistakes. I will reach higher than I think I can and I will make dreams come true, with a personal relationship with my creator.