Today’s Live Better With Willie Jolley Tip: I Have a Dream
Dreams are the seeds for success. To make your dreams come true, you must move on them. Take action on them. Pursue them. Go after them. If you don’t, they are simply pipe dreams or wishes, which have no substance. A dream mixed with confidence, determination, persistence, strong desire, and action cannot be denied!
We all know that Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a famous speech called ‘‘I Have A Dream.’’ We have all heard those powerful words and his soul-stirring, passionate delivery that is timeless in its ability to inspire. In fact, no matter how often I hear that speech, I always get goose bumps because of the power that emanates from it. But as I listened, I started to realize the pure importance of these four words: I-Have-a-Dream. He didn’t say ‘‘I had a dream,’’ but rather ‘‘I have a dream.’’ Why? Because to be great, your dream must be ongoing. To say ‘‘I HAD a dream’’, implies that the dream has come and gone. But to HAVE a dream means that it is ongoing. It is continuous.
Do you have a dream? Is there a dream burning in your mind and spirit that consumes you and drives you to pursue it, and to eventually achieve it? I also noticed that Dr. King did not say, ‘‘I have a wish.’’ Why? Because wishes have no substance and are usually unattainable—like those who say ‘‘I wish I could live my life over again,’’ or ‘‘I wish I were a child again.’’ Most of us have thrown pennies into a wishing well or wished upon a star, but never really expected those wishes to come true. They were just our fantasies. But a dream has substance. We dream of losing weight, buying a home, starting a business, or one day becoming the President of the United States. Dreams can and do come true! Don’t be confused between a wish and a dream. Remember, some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen! Dream big dreams. Think big thoughts and then make it happen! Take action on your dreams. I know for sure it can change your life!
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