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We are living in the greatest time in all of human history.
That’s how Brian Tracy, author of “Eat That Frog,” starts his other book, “Bulls-Eye: The Power of Focus.”
The phrase may give one pause, especially in light of fighting in the Middle East, an economy still unkind to many and the many signs of hatred rearing their ugly heads.
Tracy also says, “there is no reason for you not to be earning twice as much as you are today, or even five times as much.” It’s all about clarity, focus and concentration, he adds.
Some may wonder what Tracy has been smoking. After all, the trend in wages is stagnant, or heading downward. Some people had good jobs six or seven years ago, that are now gone. Some are working part time when they want to work full time.
But Tracy says if you are clear about what you want, you focus on your most important goals and activities and concentrate single-mindedly until you have completed your tasks and achieved your goals, there’s no stopping what you can do.
Certainly, as Tracy points out, those who succeed by and large work harder than most, stay committed to what they want to achieve and put most other things aside. But here’s the thing: most of those successful people started out with no special skills or talents. They learned necessary new skills and didn’t give up when others might have.
In short, these folks were no different from anyone else at the beginning.
The next logical step: anyone can be one of those successful people.
Some are dreamers. Your parents may have criticized people they believed were dreamers, equating them with, say, drifters. But really successful people have big dreams, and are confident enough in themselves to do what they need to do to realize those dreams.
Others, as Tracy points out, are merely wishers. They wish they had more money, better looks, more power, but don’t have the wherewithal inside them to go after it.
Wishers give up when the going gets tough. Usually, they follow with blaming someone else, or circumstances, for their lack of success.
Wishers bail on their dreams when others tell them they’ll never accomplish them.
Dreamers keep at their dreams, because those dreams are more powerful than anyone’s opinion of them.
Perhaps you have a powerful dream, the drive to achieve it but might lack a vehicle to get you to your destination. There are many great vehicles out there. For one of the best, visit You’ll find some big dreamers like you who’ve done what they needed to do to get where they want to go, from a place similar to yours right now.
It’s been said that there are those who watch things happen, those who make things happen and others who wonder what happened. When things happen, make other things happen that will get you back on track toward your dream.
As Tracy points out, one can start out with nothing. Dreamers will get what they want eventually by learning the skills they need. Wishers will give up along the way, complain of their fate and make fun of the dreamers. Dreamers never quit.

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