Wish Upon A Star: What is Your Dream?

… an excerpt for the soon to be released book: Motivation for the World: One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

What exactly is a dream? When we think of dreams, we think of the visions and fantasies experienced while sleeping. These images have both fascinated and puzzled mankind throughout human history. However, as it relates to Motivation for the World, we need to use the definition that refers to aspirations as the concept that makes a clear distinction between our nighttime dreams and our success related dreams. Did you notice the definition of dream used here has the words goal and aim attached to it?

We want on focus on dreams that we create by using our conscious mind in order to start the creative process. These dreams go through a filter to determine whether or not they are achievable or unrealistic. I believe we think about the dreams we believe we can achieve, and allow the unrealistic dreams to sit in far corners of the mind. The dreams you think about the most are attainable! The things you give your attention to can become a reality. These are the dreams that should go from thought, to action, to reality. The process of making this happen starts with belief that we can achieve victory.

Is it just me, or does this sound too good to be true? Our society has us brainwashed into believing success is tucked away in some place far away that the “average” person can never find. Success belongs to them, not us. So, we should be happy just to get through this life by merely squeaking out an existence. Nothing is farther from the truth! You have already been introduced to the concept of victory. You have explored the power of faith. Through using if and when, you have the capability to dream a lot bigger than your current existence. You have the ability to think without limits, and then attract those thoughts until they become a reality.

What is your wildest dream? If we knew in advance this dream will come true, I am sure we would start working on it immediately. If not, then we do not have enough belief that it will come true, even though we know it will happen! This is a perfect example of the limits we place on ourselves. We limit our ability to dream! We limit our ability to have faith! Those of us who cannot muster up enough faith to believe a dream will come true have a major roadblock to overcome on the road to success. Thankfully, there are endless supplies of tools that can be used to overcome this thinking.

… the exercise we will complete is called Wish Upon a Star. It will be the easiest task I will ask you to complete, but for some it will be very difficult to do. The reason for this has already been explained: we dream like a child, and then we rationalize our current or future situation like an adult. We lose our childhood dreams because of our false perception of reality. We only see things we think are possible and shut off our visions of achieving the impossible. However, If we take a stand by completing our first exercise, then the self-imposed limits we place on ourselves will be taken away.


This is a call-to-action so let’s get started!

  • On a sheet of paper, write the title Wish Upon a Star at the top of the page (download available here:)

Wish Upon A Star- by Gary A. McAbee’s Motivation for the World

  • Next, write a list of things you will accomplish (at least 5).
  • Do not continue reading this book until you have a list. Once completed, hang this list on a wall, carry it with you, or put it in a memory book.
  • Remember to review this list daily and start to work every day to make your dreams come true.


Motivation for the World: one person at a time!




About motivationfortheworld

Gary A. McAbee created Motivation for the World as the platform for his motivational speaking, writing, and blogging. The mission of Motivation for the World is to create a vast network of like-minded, service-oriented individuals who join together and work toward having a positive impact in our neighborhoods, communities, and society. He is the proud author of two self-help books: Wake Up! 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now! and Rise Up! 42 Additional Ways to Improve Black America Now!
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