A DREAM, THEN A DO!
We’ve been talking about dreams and goals and how they are the seed for success. They are the starting point for success. But once you have your dreams, you need to learn how to actualize them, how to make them into realities. Well, after you dream, you must decide to ‘‘do.’’ You need to do something about your dreams. You have to pursue your dreams. You must ‘‘go for it’’ and not ‘‘for-go it’’! For faith without works is really no faith at all. First, you need a dream, then you need a ‘‘do.’’ Take action!
The Chinese have a powerful proverb that states, ‘‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. But I do and then I truly understand!’’ Remember you gotta do! The next step is to start. This is the ‘‘art of the start!’’ You must begin. Make a decision then take action on your decision.
My buddy Marlon Smith always ends his speeches with the following verse: ‘‘A dream without action is merely a wish. Action without a dream is merely passing time. But a dream with action can change the world!’’ Friends, it only takes a minute to change your life. Dream the big dream, make the decision to follow your dream, and then take action on your dream. I know for sure it will change your life!
-Willie Jolley, excerpt from the book, It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life