Make Your Dreams Come True

Make your dreams come true.

Do you ever sit back and think about your dreams? Do you ever wonder if your dreams will one day become reality?  I think that this is something that most of do on a daily basis. 

But then, when I do stop and take a breath and think of where I am today from where I was twenty five years ago I find that most of my dreams have come true. Most of the time we get wrapped up in my current situations that we don’t stop and recall from where we have come from. Back 25 years ago I wanted to live in  Sunshine State of  Florida, have a happy life, be able to travel, and become an elected official for my community. I knew in order for these things to happen it would take hard work, and plenty of patiences. WOW was I correct, it took a lot of hard work and it took twenty five years for my life for those dreams to become reality. Since I have seen those dreams come and go today I have a whole new set of goals and aspirations I have for the next ten to twenty years of my life. Let’s take a look at what some of my dreams and goals are for the next chapter in my life.

My current goals and dreams.

  • I want to be able to work for myself and from the comfort of my home.
  • I want to be able to write for a living.
  • I want to do things that I am passionate about.
  • I want to be able to have a business where I can work from anywhere I am at.
  • I want to be able to travel to help others, here in the United States and overseas.
  • I want to be able to enjoy freedom.

In my current role in business I am blessed to be able to do a lot of traveling for work. Some of my travel is local and other times I am able to travel abroad, both kinds of travel  gives me an opportunity to think and reflect on the many accomplishments that I have been blessed with in my life. Of course we all have been in the dark valleys in our life’s but we need to stop and take a look at what we have been able to accomplish and what we have been blessed with.

Here are some of the accomplishments that I have been truly blessed with in the past chapter of my life:

  • Moved to Florida.
  • Became an elected official.
  • Blessed with a new wife and life.
  • Worked my way up the corporate ladder.
  • Done humanitarian aid work here in the United States, and overseas.
  • Traveled around Europe
  • Traveled around the Caribbean, and Central America.
  • Traveled around many states here in the United States.
  • Earn my bachelor’s degree

I am excited to say that most of these items were in my bucket list and I can check these off my list. Many of these dreams twenty years ago were just a pipe dream and I thought there was no way in the world I would see these dreams come true.

I now think, I actually cannot believe that I did accomplish this plus a whole lot more.

How my dreams became reality.

I can only speak for myself, my dreams did not happen overnight, they were slow and sneaky over a twenty year time frame. The results took time and patients and a commitment of me continuing to keep pushing forward. 

Here are some things that I have put to work in my life to help make my dreams become reality.

  • Have a burning desire and passion for what you want to do.

Do everything with a spirit of enthusiasm and have a positive attitude in everything you do.

If you are in the middle of doing something that you really don’t have a passion for then either

  • Change what you are doing 
  • Look for a way to change your mindset to have a positive approach to what you are working on.

Do all things with a servant’s heart.

It should not matter what we do as long as we do it with a servant’s heart. We should not look at what are we going to gain from what we do but how are people around us going to benefit from our hard work.. We should change our focus to be on others and not on us, when we look at helping others with a gracious heart we stop thinking of only ourselves and our focus is helping those that need our help.

Be Consistent.

Always be consistent in your work. I come to work and I put in a hards day work. I was brought up that way to always give a 100% in everything that I do. Some people just show to work for a paycheck and they don’t give their all. To me this is dishonest and shows poor integrity.

There has been many times in the past that I just wanted to throw the covers back over my head and go back to sleep, but I kick myself in the rear and get out of bed and drive myself to work. I find that after I walk in the doors of my office my batteries get recharged in order to give my superiors a 11o percent that day. 

Learn how to be patient.

Everything takes patience. As the old adage goes “patience is a virtue”.

Patience is one that I struggle with on a daily basis. I want everything to happen immediately. Even when I reflect back I have always had a lack of patience. I mentioned in the beginning of this article about sometimes your rewards sneak up on you. Most of my rewards and dreams did sneak up on me over a period of time, this is why I have to relearn every day how to be patient. 


With my new dreams and goals I am so excited about. I wish they would become reality tomorrow but I know these dreams will become real in time.  So for now I am learning to be patient and when the timing is right my dreams will become reality right before my nose.


I have always had an enthusiasm for homesteading and for living off the grid even though I live in a combination of country and urban setting. Living in Central Florida north of the big cities we have the best of both worlds, country and the conveniences that a person would have living in a large urban city. I personally have had a concern about our weakening economy and how it effects each and every-one of us. The second thing that I have a concern about is how most of the world view’s our country and what may happen one day here in the United States. My Life Experiences I was raised by parents that grew up during the great depression, they passed onto me what life was like and how people had to live during this time period. My family were farmers, gardeners, and homesteaders, they were raised this way and they passed onto me these qualities. I also have family members that live totally off the grid. They live in the North Woods of Minnesota which is a great location for living off the grid. The Southern Homesteader is a passion of mine, I love passing on and sharing information about cooking, news, being self-sufficient, living off the grid, canning, food storage, budgeting, and much more. Since this blog is a passion of mine I am constantly adding and tweaking this site to be a better resource for you. More About Me I grew up in Northern Illinois farm fields. After spending most of my life in large corporate business I decided to relocate to a small town on the nature coast of Central Florida. This is where I met my wife and between us we have 4 wonderful daughters. We have a small homestead where we raise our chicken and live freely. We also have a bug-out place in the mountains of North Carolina that we call our retreat. We spend time there getting things prepared for all our family members when SHTF. I am blessed with a wonderful family and the knowledge that God has given me so I can pass this along to you the readers. I will never tell what you what to do or what to purchase, I just am offering my opinion. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Always feel free to contact me and drop me a note. I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner. Thank you again, Tom Johnson

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