More often than not, we find people give excuses why things don’t work for them: They talk themselves out of opportunities without even trying at all and end up not taking a chance on life and all that it has to offer. This is what makes people live, meaningless, under-achieved and unfulfilled lives. On the flip side of things, excuses could be very good and tenable, but however ‘nice’ or ‘reasonable’ excuses are, they are not comparable to the joy and fulfillment that will flood your soul when you dare to dream.
“A dream is that difference you plan to make some time before you die.”
Dreams are driving forces that propel us to the place of achievement. They are like the horses pulling the cart in the way it should go. A tug of longing you feel to do what God designed you to do – an inkling, a cluster of interests – a longing that just won’t go. Dreams are very important assets in our journey of success for they serve as the framework to the reality of our pursuits without which there can be no meaningful realization. Talking about dreams, I don’t mean the experience that occur involuntarily in your mind while asleep but the picture of the future that you hold dear enough to live for regardless of the odds you face.
“While growing up, you had dreams – big, lofty ideas of what you’d like to do or become.”
Now, let’s think for a second.
Do you remember when you were much younger? How while growing up, you had dreams – big, lofty ideas of what you’d like to do or become. Think about what those roles meant to you then and what they can reveal about your real interests and motivations now. The dream you had about becoming a fireman, or movie star, or president, or doctor, or pilot, or teacher, or lawyer, or engineer, and so on were not accidental but a reflection of what you have been built and wired for.
Ok. Let’s pause on that for a moment.
“Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and see if you would not make it.”
If you had anything you wanted–unlimited time, money, staff, connection, information – all the resources you could ever ask for – what would you do? Your answer to that is your dream. It is very crucial that you unleash the entrepreneurial, innovative or creative energies within you regardless of the fears and limitations you may have. This is simply because what lies before you is far greater, richer, better than what lies behind you.
Today, I encourage you to take a chance on life and see what your life will become. Take the step to heed the call of greatness that’s beckoning from your inside. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and see if you would not make it. You can be all that you plan to be, you can rule your world and change lives for good if only you can dare to dream and dream big…for we grow great by our dreams.
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