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  1. 1. Dare to Dream! Discover, Develop & Display Your Dream… in 30 Days or Less! Edward Paz
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 Stage 1: Discover Your Burden – 6 Truths about Your Burden Within Day 1: Your Burden Bothers You 4 Day 2: Your Burden Undermines Your Values 5 Day 3: Your Burden Requires Your Response 6 Day 4: Your Burden Deploys Your Creativity 7 Day 5: Your Burden Enlarges Your Compassion 8 Day 6: Your Burden Never Goes Away 9 Stage 1 – Review 10 Stage 2: Receive a Vision – 5 “W’s” for Clarifying Your Vision Day 7: Your Vision Clarifies Who 12 Day 8: Your Vision Clarifies What 13 Day 9: Your Vision Clarifies Where 14 Day 10: Your Vision Clarifies When 15 Day 11: Your Vision Clarifies Why 16 Stage 2 – Review 17 Stage 3: Engage in the Process – 5 Ways to Begin Your Dream Journey Right Day 12: Engage in the Process Boldly 20 Day 13: Engage in the Process Everyday 21 Day 14: Engage in the Process Gladly 22 Day 15: Engage in the Process Intuitively 23 Day 16: Engage in the Process Now! 24 Stage 3 – Review 25
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Stage 4: Allow the Obstacles to Strengthen You – Eleanor Roosevelt Reflections on Your Obstacles – Past, Present, & Future You have a dream! Within you there is a purpose, an assignment Day 17: Allow Past Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 1 28 and a specific work that you were created to accomplish in your lifetime! Day 18: Allow Past Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 2 29 You have a yearning to do something great with your life, and that desire can Day 19: Allow Present Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 1 30 be fulfilled as you courageously allow yourself to Dare to Dream! Day 20: Allow Present Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 2 31 Day 21: Allow Future Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 1 32 The disheartening reality is, it is very likely that the majority of Day 22: Allow Future Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 2 33 people you know are not pursuing their dreams. If you live in a city anything like mine, you are surrounded by individuals whose lives are consumed by Stage 4 – Review 34 work that gives them very little satisfaction and fulfillment. If the people you know are anything like the people I know, they are obsessed by the idea Stage 5: Maintain Faith! – The 6 Benefits of Belief of “the weekend” and they do everything in their power to make it to Friday at 5pm! This environment of mediocrity is not conducive to dreaming big! Day 23: Maintain Faith for Blessing 36 Day 24: Maintain Faith for Encouragement 37 The purpose of this book, then, is to prevent you from living a Day 25: Maintain Faith for Legacy 38 similar life of “quiet desperation” and instead, help you to discover, develop Day 26: Maintain Faith for Inspiration 39 and display the dream that is your destiny! It is only in completing that which Day 27: Maintain Faith for Energy 40 you were originally created for that you can experience true satisfaction and Day 28: Maintain Faith for Financing 41 success. Stage 5 – Review 42 With that said, this book is designed to, over the next 30 days, provide the space where you can answer questions that will help you to Day 29: 8 Goals for Your Dream 43 navigate through the following “5 Stages of Dream Fulfillment:” Day 30: A Letter to Yourself 44 Stage 1: Discover Your Burden Stage 2: Receive a Vision Conclusion 45 Stage 3: Engage in the Process Stage 4: Allow the Obstacles to Strengthen You Let’s Stay Connected! 46 Stage 5: Maintain Faith! I encourage you to work through the questions in this book one day at a time, but if you’re inclined to work through the book at a faster pace, please feel free to do so! So without any further preliminaries, let’s jump right in to the first stage of dream fulfillment…Discover Your Burden! 1
  4. 4. STAGE ONE Discover Your Burden Burdens become light when cheerfully borne. Ovid If it brings you down...YOU can turn it around! Edward Paz
  5. 5. DAY 1 DAY 2 Your Burden Bothers You. Your Burden Undermines Your Values. Your frustration may be your allocation. A God-ordained vision will eventually feel like a moral imperative. T.D. Jakes Andy Stanley Key Question Key Question What community/world issues frustrate, disturb or sadden you? What community/world issues are contradictory to your ideals? 1. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________ 6. ___________________________________________ 6. ___________________________________________ 7. ___________________________________________ 7. ___________________________________________ I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn. when I shall be able to carry them out. Marcus Tullius Cicero Anne Frank 4 5
  6. 6. DAY 3 DAY 4 Your Burden Requires Your Response. Your Burden Deploys Your Creativity. To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm. Confucius Earl Nightingale Key Question Key Question What community/world issues do you feel you What community/world issues have you began must do something about? thinking of creative solutions for? 1. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________ “Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it.” “Well, why don’t you ask Him?” Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of “Because I’m afraid He would ask me the same question.” creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Anonymous Martin Luther King Jr. 6 7
  7. 7. DAY 5 DAY 6 Your Burden Enlarges Your Compassion. Your Burden Never Goes Away. Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart. Purpose is permanent. Edmund Burke Myles Munroe Key Question Key Question What community/world issues do you have What community/world issues could you not neglect doing the greatest degree of sympathy for? something about, even if you tried? 1. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________ By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also. you may be freeing him from being a camel. Thomas Browne Sr. G.K. Chesterton 8 9
  8. 8. STAGE 1 – REVIEW STAGE TWO Discover Your Burden. Your Burden… Bothers You Undermines Your Values Requires Your Response Receive Deploys Your Creativity Enlarges Your Compassion Never Goes Away a Vision After thinking through the various qualities of a burden, I have come to the conclusion that my primary burden is… _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. James Allen When you SEE it...You can ACHIEVE it! Edward Paz 10
  9. 9. CONCLUSION If you have reached the end of this book having written down your answers to the questions given…Congratulations! You are well on your way Let’s Stay Connected! to making your dream a reality! The patience and perseverance that it took to thoughtfully work through the questions posed will be the same patience and perseverance that will lead you to the fulfillment of your dream! In conclusion, I want to leave you with a few action steps for you to take that will help you to maximize the concepts outlined in this book: Action Step #1: Refer back to this booklet often. E- Mail Me! Use this booklet as a resource to keep you inspired when times get tough, and allow if to be a reminder to you of why you started out on you edwardjpaz@gmail.com dream journey in the first place! Action Step #2: Focus on the daily disciplines. Your level of commitment to the five habits you identified in Day 13 will have a greater impact on your dream becoming a reality than anything Subscribe to My Blog! else! Engage in the process everyday! Action Step #3: Consume content DAILY to inspire your dream. www.inspireyourdream.com The more content you can consume to inspire your dream, the less likely you will be to quit when the obstacles seem too high to surmount! I feel so passionately about this, that I have created a website that I am a confident will one day have the most comprehensive library of Become My Friend on Facebook! resources to inspire your dream! On the site you can find inspiration through quotes, books, articles, videos, biographies, movie clips, poems, worksheets www.facebook.com/edwardpaz and more! Check it out at www.edwardpaz.com. Action Step #4: E-Mail me your dream! In the “Stage Two – Review” you were asked to write out, to the best of your ability, the vision of your dream fulfilled. If you would e-mail me Follow Me on Twitter! your vision to edwardjpaz@gmail.com, I would love to personally encourage you in your dream! www.twitter.com/edwardpaz Your dream will come to pass! The road will be long and hard, but as you remain faithful to the process, you can be sure that an unspeakable joy awaits you! Congratulations in advance for the positive impact you will have on others as a result of seeing your dream through to its completion! 45 46