D.R.E.A.M. — Resources

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Clay Dyer

Clay Dyer

Clay Dyer fishes the Bassmaster Opens and gives 50+ inspirational talks each year to companies, churches, non-profits and schools.  His motto is "If I can, you can." www.claydyer.net

Hello everyone. We are talking about the acronym D.R.E.A.M. as we continue this monthly blog. Today we are on the letter “R.” R stands for Resources. That simply means to focus on what you have instead of dwelling on what you think may be missing.

There is always someone out there that has more -- more money, more talent, more friends, more power, more education … more resources. Don’t worry about them. Focus on what talents, skills, and sphere of influence you have and let other people live their lives. Most of you may have all your limbs but that doesn’t mean I want to trade places with you. I’ve trained myself to operate how God made me and I wouldn’t know what to do with hands and feet anyway!

Many companies ask me to speak to their sales team or employees on this topic – for good reason. Budgets are tight these days and companies have had to cut back in recent years. Resources are at a premium today. Focus on what resources you have to work with instead of what you may have had before or what other people might have. If you are a student, focus on the classes you have and the teachers that are teaching you and be thankful for them.

Clay with his bride KimClay with his bride Kim
A lot of people ask me about the ESPN video from a few years ago. They often bring up my mother’s saying “He talks about having a heart, soul and mind and that’s all you need.” It is true, you know. A heart, soul and mind are the most powerful and important things God ever created. Guess what? You have all three of those – unless during a tournament you tried to deal your soul for a 5-pounder! I’m kidding of course.

As a side note, another thing people bring up about that video is my jumping into the lake because I can’t sweat enough. Anyone that has fished with me in the summertime can tell you I can sweat with the best of them. That’s the only part of that video that’s not accurate. I think the director just thought I looked funny jumping in the lake! It wasn’t a one-take-and-done deal either believe me.

Last week you could say I greatly upgraded my Resources in marrying Kim. I am so blessed to have a new family. Be assured that together Kim and I have big plans. Now we have two hearts, souls and minds working together here at Team Dyer! Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes and congratulations.

My final comments in that ESPN video are that I try to live my life so that when people are watching me they say, “I want what that guy’s got.” Kim and I hope to live our married lives to where people see us and say “I want what those two have.” Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this journey together.

Next month we will talk about the “E” in D.R.E.A.M.

Remember – If I can, you can. God bless.

Clay Dyer’s column appears monthly on Bassmaster.com. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook or visit his website, www.claydyer.net.

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