Monthly Archives: April 2012
My dream is that everyone in this world can feel happiness. That they can realize their self-worth, conquer there self and fulfill their potential. My dream is that this book will inspire, motivate and create a social movement bringing together complete strangers and creating bonds that will never be broken. My dream is that families become stronger, friendships become tighter and relationships last forever. My dream is that people open their minds, hearts and souls to the idea of change and accept it with its bringing’s. My dream is that you don’t waste your time on this planet and live every second as if it were on purpose.
Routine. Repetitive. Redundant. Does this sound like your day? Does it feel like the movie Groundhogs Day in your own life? Could you complete your day with your eyes closed? Well, I have been there before. As humans, we look for the path of least resistance. We do not like confrontation, anything hard and constantly want the best of both worlds. So, it makes sense that we often find ourselves doing the same thing day in and day out. We don’t want a curve ball thrown our way and for heavens sake its the end of the world when something comes out of left field and surprises us. Well, I have a challenge for you!
For the next week….
1. Take a new route to work every day
2. Instead of packing a lunch or eating at McDonalds, take a long lunch at least one day and spoil yourself
3. Don’t go home and watch tv and eat a frozen dinner, go out to a Happy Hour and I dare you to introduce yourself to one new person
4. Do something every day that makes you feel awkward. Whether its standing up in front of your co-workers and making a joke or singing Karaoke…feel awkward
5. Go out of your way to help someone. Buy a stranger coffee!
6. Take 5 minutes a day to day dream about your biggest desires
7. On the last day, write in a journal or a notepad or on your computer about all the experiences you had. Share with us!
I do not care how far-fetched, silly, out of this world your dream is…It CAN happen. I am saddened at the fact that every day I see 828 elementary students and I ask them, “What is your dream?” and 80% of the responses are “I don’t know.” What happened to our imagination? Why aren’t schools piggy-backing on the energy of a students dreams to motivate learning? What is even worse is that by the time these students hit high school and college, that 80% turns into 99%. We live in a time where everything is at our fingertips and any small desire of a dream is washed away with any hiccup or bump in the road. Well, I have a suggestion to help make your dream a reality!
You may think you have nothing in your life, or you may be blessed and have anything you desire. Either way, you can still benefit from this solution. I have the dream to become a motivational speaker and inspire K-12 and college students believe in themselves. Instead of letting my dream remain a dream I have began to take action. Instead of waiting for an opportunity to fall into my lap, I have used the world around me to create my dream. Now, I may not be getting bookings but I am ready for it when I do! I have written my speeches, I have purchased a presentation board and drew out different activities on its pages. I have even written letters to myself pretending I am someone else who has benefited from my presentation. I have 5 letters ranging from experiences and benefits. One is from a single mother who gave up on the possibility of an education, another from a high school student who is adopted and doesn’t have any self-worth.
So, if you want to be a singer, make a fake microphone and go through the motions as if you were a famous singer on tour. Make your schedule of cities you want to tour to. If you want to be a pilot begin surrounding yourself and making your life look like you imagine it to be.
Every great accomplishment started as a thought. With a little hope it became a dream. With a little faith, the dream became within reach. With a little love, it became a reality.