Fulfill Your Dreams, Find Your Joy


As long as you have a dream in your heart you have purpose.  It is up to you to define and nurture your hearts desires in order to manifest your dreams into reality.  The road with which you choose to travel is yours alone, and only you can determine which path is right for you.

It’s good to lean on others for support but don’t rely on others for your happiness and success.  Take responsibility for fulfilling your dreams by setting realistic and measurable goals for yourself.  Listen with an open heart to the advice and suggestion of others, but utilize your own set of values and standards as your ultimate guide. It is only then that you will find your joy.

Trust yourself enough to know what is best for your life and your future.  Love yourself enough to know that you are worthy of all the gifts that have been placed within your heart and ready to be fulfilled.  Don’t hold back, because it’s all about you.

Stay focused and don’t lose sight of what you have envisioned for yourself.  Too many times we tend to get caught up in what everyone else is doing, and we begin to measure ourselves by others’ success.  Realize that everyone has their own path to follow and may end up at different points of the road than you.  Don’t let someone else’s path deter you from your own.

Promise yourself that you will live your life for you.  Life is too short to put your dreams on hold.  Walk your path with faith, love and purpose.  It is the key to receiving the joys and happiness that comes from reaching your goals and aspirations.


By Editor-in-Chief Shawn Chavis

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  • Lanette R. Frazier
    July 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I love your article and you are right. We have to understand that it is okay to lean on others and get advice from them, but ultimately it is up to us to make the right choices and decisions for our life. No one truly knows the intricacies of our mind and spirit except ourselves. So, evaluate what it is that truly bring you joy and go for it whole heartedly and then you will wake up one morning and realize that you are truly fulfilling your dreams and aspirations.

    And we do tend to get side tracked by other peoples issues or dreams and then next thing we know we forgot about what we were trying to accomplish for ourselves. Also, we have to realize that when we start walking in our new direction in life that sometimes those that we love or that are close to us may not be able to follow us on that journey. We may lose some folks as we strive to fulfill our dreams, because they want to stay in their comfort zones and being around you will be their reminder that they need to step it up in what it is they want in life. Don’t stop going for your dreams and what makes you happy just to please those around you. Don’t give anyone the power to kill your joy or your dream.

    • Bronze Mag
      July 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      Hello Lanette! Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you mentioned the importance of maintaining focus and not getting side tracked by others. I especially wrote this article for all of those who may be thinking about fulfilling a life long dream or aspiration later in life. Life for most doesn’t come in this nice little neatly wrapped package; there are many challenges and detours that can take us off of our path. Staying focused and keeping true to what’s in our hearts is the best way to give our dreams purpose.

      Warm Regards,

  • Vonda White
    July 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I love that you spoke about leaning on others for support. I’m a Entrepreneur who wrote a book about how to become successful, no matter what – Success Against the Odds… Before becoming successful, I had mentors to help me move forward and give advice. It really helped! Now I try to do my part by giving back and being there for others.

    • Bronze Mag
      July 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Hello Vonda! Yes, mentor-ship is an important tool for guiding success. I enjoy learning from more seasoned individuals, whether or not they are in my industry. Learning from a variety of professionals is conditioning me to become a more well-rounded entrepreneur. And I enjoy giving back to others as well. Thanks so much for your feedback!

      Warm Regards,
      Shawn Chavis
      Bronze Magazine

  • Candi
    July 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    This is a great article…I love it! I especially like the reminder for us to trust ourselves and not to get distracted by what is going on with someone else’s success…it’s so important for us to run or own race and to be true to ourselves in order for us to live the divine life that we are supposed to live.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Bronze Mag
      July 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      Hello Candi, thank you for your feedback! Please be sure to stop by again next week to check for our newest inspirational article.


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