5-Steps to Bring Your Dream to Reality:


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Dreams abound in our lives. The question is “how many of our dreams go unfulfilled throughout our lifetime?” For many, unfortunately, this is quite true. There is a simple five-step solution to bring more of our dreams to fruition. Here’s how:

  1. Dream – The intangible world

Dreams exist in what is called the ‘intangible” world of our thoughts, ideas and fantasies. We can acquire a dream from inspiration or our deepest longings for something meaningful and fulfilling. A dream is simply a colorful picture of the future, of what can be? Before we can crystallize our dreams into reality, we have to ask ourselves a few questions:

Who I am? – Identity

Why am I here? – Purpose

Where am I going? – Destiny

Some dreams are simply silly ideas, conjured up from the lack of knowledge and experience. I remember when I was in Junior High School. I was a good basketball player, making the all-star team from a large middle school with four teams. From these four teams, 60 players were vying for the same All-Star team, of which only the top twelve made the cut to represent the school in regional tournaments. Since I was one of the twelve, I thought to myself, “When I grow up I want be an NBA basketball player.” All my dreaming of becoming a player on a big league team subsided when I stopped growing after my freshmen year of High School. So what would I become? What would I do with my life? Not all dreams are meant to be.

  1. Desire – Giving birth to your dream(s)

Once I had a dream list for my life, I had to access something different from within to make my dreams a reality. Desire, therefore, became the starting point to refine my dream list. Desire is rooted in your heart, where a constant vigil happens of thinking through your dream. Once a dream has taken root in your heart, you can start moving into a desired direction. After all, God will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4), if you prioritze him in your life. Your heart is the center of emotional activity, where motivation takes place and passions grow. You must acquire the motivation and draw inspiration to engage your dream to the next step.

  1. Design – The plan of action

Once you have something burning deep within your soul, you must sit down and create a plan of action. Planning is not a strength for most people, but a crucial step that must take place. Planning requires a person to think and write out goals, objectives and reasons why a particular dream is truly yours, and second, that you are the only one with a unique dream tailored for your life. A plan of action should consist of three basic features:

  1. Creating vision for your dream, the one thing that will keep the dream alive before you.
  2. Listing objectives; small action steps, people and resources to make your dream happen.
  3. Assessing your objectives: This is an evaluative process of measuring your effectiveness. How will you know when certain steps have been achieved? What more is needed for the journey ahead?

These are just three areas that can branch out into more steps. I have listed only the critical ones to get you started.

  1. Diligence – Taking decisive action

Once you have devised a workable plan, you must be diligent – day in and day out, throughout the process. Dreams are achieved with grit and commitment to see them through fruition. Diligence is simply paying attention, making necessary corrections as you go, and acquiring the stamina needed to make it through testing and trials. There will be obstacles along the way that will test your resolve and character. Don’t take short-cuts through this process because most, if not all trials, are developing the character you need to live out your dream. Your process maybe short or long, but regardless of the length to achieve your dream, this process will make you a better person or leader along the way. Dreams exist to stretch you and make you into a different person. If your dream doesn’t challenge you along the way, it was just a bad idea in the first place.

  1. Discover – the tangible

Once you have taken the steps to make your dream tangible; this means it is becoming a reality right before your very eyes. You will have discovered more about yourself, and you will be better prepared to sustain your dream, and appreciate your new reality in a better state as a person. Soon you will see pieces of the puzzle come together, where the picture becomes more evident and tangible.

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Nevada, Are You #Ready4Reform? by Kathia Pereira


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On Monday and Tuesday (10/28-10/29) more than 600 conservative leaders showed up at the doors of our House Representatives to urge them to pass Immigration Reform Legislation. A very important move from the conservative leadership of this country who decided to speak up on behalf of those who have no voice because they are undocumented.

The big push for immigration reform began not only for the cry of legalizing more than 11 million undocumented individuals currently living inside the U.S. but also for legislation that will improve the current broken immigration system. Specifically, our conservative leadership asked for agricultural visas, general skill visas, and high skill visas for professionals and secure borders that will allow us the certainty of knowing who is living inside the U.S.

Nevada was represented by many sectors of our population, from the food industry to medical and high tech. Most importantly, faith leaders represented Nevada from the Evangelical churches and with great humility asked for dignity and respect for those who have no voice but who have contributed to our great nation in many ways.

Our delegation met with Congressman Amodei, Senator Heller, and representatives of Senator Reid and Congressman Heck’s offices. Doors opened to the same greeting:
We are ready for reform! and all of our representatives answered: “We are ready too”.  It is a fact all of Nevada’s House representatives and Senators agree in the need for Immigration Reform. All of our senators and representatives understand the positive impact immigration reform will bring to our economy, national security and society as a whole.

However, our House representatives cannot issue their votes for immigration reform unless and until the House Speaker, Mr. Boehner, will introduce any of the existing immigration bills for a vote. Apparently, a miracle is needed for Mr. Boehner to take a stand on Immigration Reform. I believe in miracles and our people deserve them.

Inaction is not an option. Our country deserves to act according to the great conservative values of our founding fathers. Immigration Reform is no longer a political issue, it is a moral issue and a necessity. Can we really claim to be “One nation under God” when we have a sub class of human beings that may be victims of abuse and exploitation? Can we call ourselves “One nation under God” when our own children suffer the anxiety of not knowing if their parents will be deported and their families separated? It is time for all men and woman of faith to declare with loud voices that we are  “One nation under God!”, and all of our people documented or undocumented are people of God too.

Our representatives are ready for reform but they cannot vote. At this very moment we need to #PrayforReform that Mr. Boehner will allow a vote to come to the House floor.

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Kathia Pereira is an Immigration Attorney, and a well-known immigrant advocate in Las Vegas. She has dedicated the last 10 years to educate the Hispanic immigrant community about immigration laws and their consequences.

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