By Dr. Bobby J. Grossi

The universe rewards dreamers. It rewards people who go and get what’s rightfully theirs. It rewards people who work towards their goals and never give up.

I like to think about it as planting a seed for future greatness. Each time you embark on a new journey towards a new goal, you’re planting a new seed. These seeds are like the seeds that sprout basil or strawberries or marigolds. They need nurturing and attention. They need patience and time. They require faith – you can’t dig up the soil to see if they’re working. You simply have to have faith that things are unfolding as they should, even though you can’t see it. This is how you plant seeds for your future greatness and allow them to grow.  

It’s About Mindset, Not Money

How often do you see people living off government assistance turn into millionaires and achieve great things? Not often. It’s not because people raised in poverty have less potential than people brought up in different circumstances. It’s because they live in a culture that tells them “can’t.” “You can’t be this. You can’t do that.” This message becomes a deeply rooted belief that stops people even trying for something great.

It doesn’t take the right amount of money, it takes the right mindset. A mindset that tells you that you can do it, you can change your circumstances. That needs to become the deeply rooted belief you hold about yourself – one that says “you can” rather than “you can’t.”

This subject is not theoretical to me. It is very real. Growing up, my family didn’t have a lot of money. But I didn’t let those circumstances stop me from dreaming big and working for what I wanted. I worked hard, and with the support and sacrifice of my family, I became the dentist, business owner, and author I am today. None of it would have happened if I hadn’t believed in changing my fate.

It Takes Commitment, Too

Mindset is necessary but it’s not sufficient. You also need to work towards your goals. This work needn’t be hard, but it must be consistent. It must come from a place of commitment. You have to take step after step after step towards your destination, even when – especially when – you don’t have any proof that what you’re doing is working. This is the aspect of faith that separates people who are truly committed from those who aren’t.

Just remember that you have to make the changes you want in your life. You can’t wait for someone else to do it for you. That’s not how life works. No one else cannot believe for you or commit for you. You have to do it yourself if you want to claim what’s rightfully yours and see your seeds of greatness come to fruition.

Dreaming of a New Destiny

What is your destiny? Is the vision you have for yourself so big that it almost scares you? That’s a good thing! Dreams are meant to be big, and dreamers are meant to reach for the stars.

This is how people change their destiny and the destiny of their family. You could be the one who sets a new standard for your family, as the first person to graduate high school, or to get a PhD, or to open a business. What was once unheard of in your family can become the new norm. Or you might create something incredible the world has been waiting for. Or you might touch the lives of the people in your community and beyond in a profound way. All because you believed in your dream and planted the seed.