Awaken the Dreamer in You
By Nomar Knight
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” ~ James Dean
This week we explore dreams in several aspects. We start with my brief commentary on a few quotes.
We must keep our dreams alive, never losing sight of them, but at the same time we need to value what’s important in our lives. To allow our relentless aspirations to interfere with our relationships with others is foolish. However, what happens when that person closest to you doesn’t share your dream? The way I see it tough choices will need to be made, depending on the circumstances. If your quest becomes a thorn in the relationship, then perhaps it’s time to move on. Of course, before doing so, you must be honest with yourself. You should ask yourself: is your dream attainable? Do you have the skills to achieve them? If the answers are negative then examine why and if there’s a realistic remedy, then search for a way to keep your dream alive so that those closest to you may adjust. Regardless, always make time for loved ones because our time with them is limited.
“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” ~ Tom Bradley
Our actions or inactions go a long way in determining our destiny. The driving force behind success is passion. Do not linger in the land where dreams go to die. Move forward, baby steps at a time. For a precious few, dreams are realized in an instant, but for the majority, to reach our goals is more like running a marathon. Have faith in your abilities and in yourself and above all, never give up. Anytime you see negative thoughts creeping in, find something you love doing and do it. Then when you’re ready to return to the right road, do it knowing that you will achieve your dreams because throughout history, there are many examples of the impossible becoming reality.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream new dreams.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Life is a cycle of endings and new beginnings. What I dreamt of doing in my adolescent years isn’t what I dream of doing now. As we change, so too may our dreams. I’ve often wondered about the steady, secure person who always wanted to be something when they were young, allowing tunnel vision to maintain their narrow focus. Sometimes while you’re in pursuit of one dream, another completely unexpected sprouts and turns out to make us happy.
For anyone that thinks aging is a restriction on dreams, I say, nonsense! As long as we breathe we should look forward to a new day with the knowledge that a golden opportunity is given to us. Also, we should appreciate that we’re perhaps better equipped to achieve balance while accomplishing anything we put our minds, hearts, and souls too. I say dare to dream and watch life improve as you work towards making that dream a reality.
All the best to you!
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