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Dare to

Dream!
Discover, Develop & Display Your Dream…
in 30 Days or Less!

Edward Paz
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction 1

Stage 1: Discover Your Burden – 6 Truths about Your Burden Within

Day 1: Your Burden Bothers You 4


Day 2: Your Burden Undermines Your Values 5
Day 3: Your Burden Requires Your Response 6
Day 4: Your Burden Deploys Your Creativity 7
Day 5: Your Burden Enlarges Your Compassion 8
Day 6: Your Burden Never Goes Away 9

Stage 1 – Review 10

Stage 2: Receive a Vision – 5 “W’s” for Clarifying Your Vision

Day 7: Your Vision Clarifies Who 12


Day 8: Your Vision Clarifies What 13
Day 9: Your Vision Clarifies Where 14
Day 10: Your Vision Clarifies When 15
Day 11: Your Vision Clarifies Why 16

Stage 2 – Review 17

Stage 3: Engage in the Process – 5 Ways to Begin Your Dream Journey Right

Day 12: Engage in the Process Boldly 20


Day 13: Engage in the Process Everyday 21
Day 14: Engage in the Process Gladly 22
Day 15: Engage in the Process Intuitively 23
Day 16: Engage in the Process Now! 24

Stage 3 – Review 25
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

The future belongs to those who believe


in the beauty of their dreams.
Stage 4: Allow the Obstacles to Strengthen You – Eleanor Roosevelt
Reflections on Your Obstacles – Past, Present, & Future
You have a dream! Within you there is a purpose, an assignment
Day 17: Allow Past Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 1 28
and a specific work that you were created to accomplish in your lifetime!
Day 18: Allow Past Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 2 29
You have a yearning to do something great with your life, and that desire can
Day 19: Allow Present Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 1 30 be fulfilled as you courageously allow yourself to Dare to Dream!
Day 20: Allow Present Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 2 31
Day 21: Allow Future Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 1 32 The disheartening reality is, it is very likely that the majority of
Day 22: Allow Future Obstacles to Strengthen You – Part 2 33 people you know are not pursuing their dreams. If you live in a city anything
like mine, you are surrounded by individuals whose lives are consumed by
Stage 4 – Review 34
work that gives them very little satisfaction and fulfillment. If the people
you know are anything like the people I know, they are obsessed by the idea
Stage 5: Maintain Faith! – The 6 Benefits of Belief of “the weekend” and they do everything in their power to make it to Friday
at 5pm! This environment of mediocrity is not conducive to dreaming big!
Day 23: Maintain Faith for Blessing 36
Day 24: Maintain Faith for Encouragement 37 The purpose of this book, then, is to prevent you from living a
Day 25: Maintain Faith for Legacy 38 similar life of “quiet desperation” and instead, help you to discover, develop
Day 26: Maintain Faith for Inspiration 39
and display the dream that is your destiny! It is only in completing that which
Day 27: Maintain Faith for Energy 40
you were originally created for that you can experience true satisfaction and
Day 28: Maintain Faith for Financing 41
success.
Stage 5 – Review 42 With that said, this book is designed to, over the next 30 days,
provide the space where you can answer questions that will help you to
Day 29: 8 Goals for Your Dream 43 navigate through the following “5 Stages of Dream Fulfillment:”
Day 30: A Letter to Yourself 44
Stage 1: Discover Your Burden
Stage 2: Receive a Vision
Conclusion 45 Stage 3: Engage in the Process
Stage 4: Allow the Obstacles to Strengthen You
Let’s Stay Connected! 46 Stage 5: Maintain Faith!

I encourage you to work through the questions in this book one day
at a time, but if you’re inclined to work through the book at a faster pace,
please feel free to do so!

So without any further preliminaries, let’s jump right in to the first


stage of dream fulfillment…Discover Your Burden!

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STAGE ONE

Discover
Your Burden

Burdens become light when cheerfully borne.


Ovid

If it brings you down...YOU can turn it around!


Edward Paz
DAY 1 DAY 2

Your Burden Bothers You. Your Burden Undermines Your Values.


Your frustration may be your allocation. A God-ordained vision will eventually feel like a moral imperative.
T.D. Jakes Andy Stanley

Key Question Key Question


What community/world issues frustrate, disturb or sadden you? What community/world issues are contradictory to your ideals?

1. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________

6. ___________________________________________ 6. ___________________________________________

7. ___________________________________________ 7. ___________________________________________

I must uphold my ideals,


for perhaps the time will come
Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn. when I shall be able to carry them out.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Anne Frank

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DAY 3 DAY 4

Your Burden Requires Your Response. Your Burden Deploys Your Creativity.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Confucius Earl Nightingale

Key Question Key Question


What community/world issues do you feel you What community/world issues have you began
must do something about? thinking of creative solutions for?

1. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________

“Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty,


suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it.”
“Well, why don’t you ask Him?” Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of
“Because I’m afraid He would ask me the same question.” creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Anonymous Martin Luther King Jr.

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DAY 5 DAY 6

Your Burden Enlarges Your Compassion. Your Burden Never Goes Away.
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart. Purpose is permanent.
Edmund Burke Myles Munroe

Key Question Key Question


What community/world issues do you have What community/world issues could you not neglect doing
the greatest degree of sympathy for? something about, even if you tried?

1. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________

By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump;
by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also. you may be freeing him from being a camel.
Thomas Browne Sr. G.K. Chesterton

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STAGE 1 – REVIEW STAGE TWO

Discover Your Burden.

Your Burden…

Bothers You
Undermines Your Values
Requires Your Response Receive
Deploys Your Creativity
Enlarges Your Compassion
Never Goes Away
a Vision
After thinking through the various qualities of a burden, I have
come to the conclusion that my primary burden is…
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_____________________________________________ Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
James Allen

When you SEE it...You can ACHIEVE it!


Edward Paz

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DAY 7 DAY 8

Your Vision Clarifies Who. Your Vision Clarifies What.


The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. Where there is no vision, the people perish.
John Wooden King Solomon

Key Question Key Question


Who is involved with the fulfillment of your dream? What does the fulfillment of your dream look like?

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1. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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2. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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3. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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It marks a big step in your development
when you come to realize that other people The only thing worse than being blind
can help you do a better job than you can do alone. is having sight but no vision.
Andrew Carnegie Helen Keller

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DAY 9 DAY 10

Your Vision Clarifies Where. Your Vision Clarifies When.


A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. Time brings all things to pass.
Latin Proverb Aeschylus

Key Question Key Question


Where does the fulfillment of your dream take place? When does the fulfillment of your dream take place?

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Start where you are.
Distant fields always look greener, We rate ability in men by what they finish,
but opportunity lies right where you are. not by what they attempt
Robert Collier Unknown

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DAY 11 STAGE 2 – REVIEW

Your Vision Clarifies Why. Receive A Vision.

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. Your Vision Clarifies…
Robert Frost
Who?
Key Question What?
Why must the fulfillment of your dream take place? When?
Where?
_____________________________________________ Why?
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_____________________________________________ To the best of my ability, the following is the complete vision of
_____________________________________________ my dream fulfilled…
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A good intention clothes itself with power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson _____________________________________________

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PART THREE

Engage
in the Process

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.


Unknown

Have some HEART...START!


Edward Paz
DAY 12 DAY 13

Engage in the Process Boldly. Engage in the Process Everyday.


Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. If your habits don't line up with your dream,
William Shakespeare then you need to either change your habits or change your dream.
John C. Maxwell
Key Question
What are 5 reasons why you must pursue your dream confidently? Key Question
What are 5 habits you can execute daily that will lead
to the fulfillment of your dream?
1. ___________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________

If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light,


No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.
Isaac Newton Beryl Markham

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DAY 14 DAY 15

Engage in the Process Gladly. Engage in the Process Intuitively.


Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a
but with it you can accomplish miracles. faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the
Og Mandino servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein
Key Question
What are 7 reasons why you must pursue your dream with joy? Key Question
What is your “gut” suggesting that you do first
to make your dream a reality?
1. ___________________________________________
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2. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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3. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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4. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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5. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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6. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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7. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.
Khalil Gibran Robert Graves

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DAY 16 STAGE 3 – REVIEW

Engage in the Process Now. Engage in the Process.

God makes three requests of his children: Engage…


Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now.
African-American Proverb
Boldy
Key Question Everyday
What are 3 actions you will take today
to move you in the direction of your dream?
Gladly
Intuitively
1. ___________________________________________ Now

2. ___________________________________________
Now that I have committed to engaging in the process of
discovering, developing, and displaying my dream, here are 5
3. ___________________________________________ specific things do I want to accomplish over next 30 days to
make my dream a reality…

1. ___________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________

“Now” is the operative word. 3. ___________________________________________


Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the
hour when you could actually be doing your dream. 4. ___________________________________________
You don't need endless time and perfect conditions.
Do it now. Do it today. 5. ___________________________________________
Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Barbara Sher

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STAGE FOUR

Allow the
Obstacles to
Strengthen You
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle

Times that are rough...make you TOUGH!


Edward Paz
DAY 17 DAY 18

Allow Past Obstacles to Strengthen You. Allow Past Obstacles to Strengthen You.
Part 1 Part 2

What is past is prologue. Whoso neglects learning in his youth,


William Shakespeare loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides
Key Question
What are 3 obstacles/circumstances from your past Key Question
that have prepared you to make your dream a reality? What are 2 more obstacles/circumstances from your past
that have prepared you to make your dream a reality?
Past Obstacle/Circumstance
Past Obstacle/Circumstance
1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________
Corresponding Lesson Learned
Corresponding Lesson Learned
1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________
I've never tried to block out the memories of the past,
We ought not to look back, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who
unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make
and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience. you the person you are now.
George Washington Sophia Loren

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DAY 19 DAY 20

Allow Present Obstacles to Strengthen You. Allow Present Obstacles to Strengthen You.
Part 1 Part 2

There is no education like adversity. To turn an obstacle to one's advantage


Benjamin Disraeli is a great step towards victory.
French Proverb
Key Question
What are 3 obstacles/ circumstances that you are currently Key Question
facing that are preparing you to make your dream a reality? What are 2 more obstacles/circumstances that you are currently
facing that are preparing you to make your dream a reality?
Present Obstacle/Circumstance
Present Obstacle/Circumstance
1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________
Corresponding Lesson Being Learned
Corresponding Lesson Being Learned
1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually
encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the They won because they refused to become
weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. discouraged by their defeats.
Thomas Carlyle B.C. Forbes

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DAY 21 DAY 22

Allow Future Obstacles to Strengthen You. Allow Future Obstacles to Strengthen You.
Part 1 Part 2

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, When everything seems to be going against you, remember
which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Horace Henry Ford

Key Question Key Question


What are 3 obstacles/circumstances that you can foresee What are 2 more obstacles/circumstances that you can foresee
getting in the way of you making your dream a reality? getting in the way of you making your dream a reality?

Future Obstacle/Circumstance Future Obstacle/Circumstance

1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________ Possible Corresponding Solution

Possible Corresponding Solution


1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________
Obstacles don't have to stop you. All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles,
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens,
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Michael Jordan Walt Disney

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STAGE 4 – REVIEW STAGE FIVE

Allow the Obstacles to Strengthen You.

Allow…

Present Obstacles to Strengthen You


Past Obstacles to Strengthen You
Future Obstacles to Strengthen You
Maintain
Upon reflecting upon my past, present, and future obstacles,
I realize that obstacles are beneficial to me for the following
reasons…
Faith!
1. ___________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________ When you have come to the edge of all light that you know
and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown,
3. ___________________________________________ Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on
or you will be taught to fly.
4. ___________________________________________ Patrick Overton

5. ___________________________________________
When you’ve reached a dead end…BELIEVE till the end!
Edward Paz

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DAY 23 DAY 24

Maintain Faith for Blessing. Maintain Faith for Encouragement.


However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
John Calvin
Key Question
Key Question What are 7 sources of encouragement you look forward to
What are 7 blessings you look forward to receiving receiving from as you pursue the fulfillment of your dream?
as you pursue the fulfillment of your dream?

1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________
5. ___________________________________________
5. ___________________________________________
6. ___________________________________________
6. ___________________________________________
7. ___________________________________________
7. ___________________________________________

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work,


some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords One word or a pleasing smile is often enough
a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him. to raise up a saddened and wounded soul.
John Burroughs Therese of Lisieux

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DAY 25 DAY 26

Maintain Faith for Legacy. Maintain Faith for Inspiration.


The need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly
meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution. and vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice.
Stephen Covey Winston Churchill

Key Question Key Question


How do you want the fulfillment of your dream What are 7 sources that you that you look forward to receiving
to continue on even after your life is over? inspiration from as you pursue the fulfillment your dream?

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Inspiration: A peculiar effect of divine flatulence emitted by the


There is no success without succession. Holy Spirit which hisses into the ears of a few chosen of God.
Unknown Voltaire

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DAY 27 DAY 28

Maintain Faith for Energy. Maintain Faith for Funding.


The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need.
the more energy you will have. The Apostle Paul
Norman Vincent Peale
Key Question
Key Question What are 7 sources that you that you look forward to receiving
What are 7 sources that you that you look forward to receiving financing from to fund the fulfillment of your dream?
energy from as you pursue the fulfillment your dream?

1. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________
5. ___________________________________________
5. ___________________________________________
6. ___________________________________________
6. ___________________________________________
7. ___________________________________________
7. ___________________________________________
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.
Don't make money your goal.
Vigor is contagious, and whatever makes us either think or feel Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so
strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action. well that people can't take their eyes off you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Maya Angelou

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STAGE 5 – REVIEW DAY 29

Maintain Faith! 8 Goals for Your Dream


Maintain Faith for… The reason why most people face the future with apprehension
instead of anticipation is because they don’t have it well designed.
Jim Rohn
Blessing
Encouragement Key Question
What are the benchmarks/goals that you would like to see take
Legacy place during the coming years of your dream journey?
Inspiration
1 Year Goals
Energy
1. ___________________________________________
Funding
2. ___________________________________________

With an understanding that faith is a necessary ingredient of the 3 Year Goals


dream process, I will derive my faith from the following 5
sources… 1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
5 Year Goals
2. ___________________________________________
1. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________ 10 Year Goals

5. ___________________________________________ 1. ___________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________
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DAY 30 CONCLUSION
If you have reached the end of this book having written down your
A Letter to Yourself answers to the questions given…Congratulations! You are well on your way
to making your dream a reality! The patience and perseverance that it took
to thoughtfully work through the questions posed will be the same patience
Key Question and perseverance that will lead you to the fulfillment of your dream!
If you could write yourself a letter that you could refer back to
when your dream journey gets difficult, what would you write? In conclusion, I want to leave you with a few action steps for you to
take that will help you to maximize the concepts outlined in this book:

Dear __________________________, Action Step #1: Refer back to this booklet often.
_____________________________________________ Use this booklet as a resource to keep you inspired when times get
tough, and allow if to be a reminder to you of why you started out on you
_____________________________________________ dream journey in the first place!
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________ Action Step #2: Focus on the daily disciplines.

_____________________________________________ Your level of commitment to the five habits you identified in Day 13
will have a greater impact on your dream becoming a reality than anything
_____________________________________________ else! Engage in the process everyday!
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Action Step #3: Consume content DAILY to inspire your dream.
_____________________________________________
The more content you can consume to inspire your dream, the less
_____________________________________________ likely you will be to quit when the obstacles seem too high to surmount!
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________ I feel so passionately about this, that I have created a website that I
am a confident will one day have the most comprehensive library of
_____________________________________________ resources to inspire your dream! On the site you can find inspiration through
_____________________________________________ quotes, books, articles, videos, biographies, movie clips, poems, worksheets
and more! Check it out at www.edwardpaz.com.
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________ Action Step #4: E-Mail me your dream!
_____________________________________________ In the “Stage Two – Review” you were asked to write out, to the
_____________________________________________ best of your ability, the vision of your dream fulfilled. If you would e-mail me
your vision to edwardjpaz@gmail.com, I would love to personally encourage
_____________________________________________ you in your dream!

Your dream will come to pass! The road will be long and hard, but
Sincerely, as you remain faithful to the process, you can be sure that an unspeakable
__________________________ joy awaits you! Congratulations in advance for the positive impact you will
have on others as a result of seeing your dream through to its completion!
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