For your dream to have existence, practice consistently with a heartfelt diligence.

Agatha Brown was a young girl who wanted to find her passion in a sport. Her parents, Janice and George, loved to swim. They encouraged Agatha and her brother, Robert to do their best in swimming. Robert loved to swim like their parents, but Agatha was searching for something more.

It was a family tradition to practice swimming every weekend in their backyard pool. When everyone was prepared for swimming, Janice and George would lead the way by running and diving into the pool. Robert and Agatha followed and the whole family would practice swimming.

One day, after her family ran and dived into the pool, Agatha decided to keep running around the pool. She imagined being a bird, feeling the cool air against her face and body. She continued to run around the pool and spread her arms wide as she ran.

“Agatha!” Janice called. “Aren’t you going to join us and swim?”

“I will, Mom. I just want to warm up my legs before I swim. I want to fly like a bird before I swim like a fish!” Agatha replied enthusiastically.

That weekend, Agatha experienced a new drive for swimming. Running laps around the pool energized her body and she felt free following her own routine. When she finally dived into the pool, she felt her legs were stronger against the water and the feel of the water was comforting after running through air.

After Agatha started her new routine of running before swimming, her love for swimming grew and she was motivated to practice. Agatha knew in her heart that she loved to swim, but she learned that practice for swimming could also be done out of the pool. On days when she wanted to feel like a bird, Agatha practiced by running laps in her backyard and when she was ready to be a fish, she would practice in the pool.

Agatha didn’t dream of becoming a professional swimmer, but she found a new love for being in the water and she was passionate to be a runner for her school’s running team. Agatha had her own way of practicing and she loved the freedom of being like a bird or fish when she strove for her goal. That year, Agatha made it on the track and field team and got first place on her 400m run.

Every dream requires a variety of experiences to nurture it into existence. There are various methods to capture an individual passion. Explore the path that calls to your spirit, contribute a heartfelt diligence and nurture your dream into existence. Only through you will your dreams come true.

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