Martin Luther King Jr said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character” Today, three decades after he was gunned down at a motel balcony in Memphis Tennessee, his dream still lives on as a reality! Dreams are so powerful that they even outlive the dreamer!
What is the dream in your heart? What do you see ahead in the next couple of years? The world belongs to dreamers. So, my advice is this “Dream well and dream wide. It doesn’t cost a dime!”
As I was growing up and started to dream, I got cautious words from those who were more elderly. Most times, they will advise me to be realistic with my dreams. In their words, “Do not build castles in the air”. I have since known better. “Build castles in the air! Only be sure to put foundations under them!” I once read about an Olympic long jump gold medalist. When asked how he could jump such great heights easily, he responded by saying “I just throw my mind overboard. My body will then have no choice but to follow” Throw your mind overboard! Dream well! Dream big! Everything around you will then be left with no choice than to follow.
I once heard a story that years after Disneyland and Disney World were completed, someone said to Mike Vance, the Creative Director of Walt Disney Studios, "Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney didn't live long enough to see this?" Apparently, Mike Vance replied, "But he did see it. That's why it's here." Walt Disney may well have been the world's greatest creative dreamer. He is an example of someone who believed in creative visualization and used it to create his entertainment empire. He called the process "imagineering." When you visit Disneyland or Disney World you are seeing examples of "the dream that you wish will come true."
“Build castles in the air! Only be sure to put foundations under them!”
May I ask you again? What do you see? What is the dream in your mind? Do you have a dream? What type of dreams do you have? In the words of Thomas E. Lawrence “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
Dare to Dream!