Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our Dreams Can Make Things Possible



Our Dreams Can Make Things Possible

Unless we are willing and able to have a self- motivating dream that is personally significant and moving, there is generally little change of us achieving to our potential. Those that diminish the significance of dreams are generally individuals who easily abandon taking significant action, stands, or direction, because they tend to lack the motivation and vision to look forward to. Robert Schuller stated this in his inimitable manner, when he said, "The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking." Every important and great development, invention, or action began with an essential dream, that was important enough to drive individual or individuals to persist while those lacking dreams often quit early.
1. When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, or Thomas Alva Edison invented the phonograph, light bulb or several other things, think about how often they must have been told that what they wanted to do was impossible. These individuals, like nearly every great person in history, persevered because they were personally motivated by their dream and their vision of what could be, and why it was so very important. Imagine what might not have been if Ray Charles had listened to those that consistently and persistently said that a blind man could not be a successful musician, and certainly not a musical genius?
2. Our dreams are the guiding lights that bring us to our essential visions. Because of these, we are able to set meaningful and important goals. We are also motivated by our dreams to persist when others give up, and to overlook and/ or overcome the obstacles, adversities and challenges that might block others, but simply propel dreamers to further heights of achievement and accomplishment.
3. When it comes to our leaders, dreaming is perhaps even more significant. Think about the famous dreams and visions of individuals such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and President John F. Kennedy, and one realizes that these men left a legacy because of what they dreamed and envisioned, and not solely because of accomplishments. When one's dreams drives him to try harder, do more, be more persistent, care more, better handle adversity or obstacles, and still be able to focus on the future, the odds of creating something truly meaningful and significant are exponentially enhanced.
All of the greats in history believed in the infinite possibilities and were thus possibility thinkers, and did not permit what others said was impossible permeate their inner mind. Positive mental attitude may, in fact, be the most essential of all important traits and characteristics.
Richard's owned businesses, been a COO, CEO, and Director of Development, as well as a consultant. He has professionally run events for over 30 years. His company, PLAN2LEAD, LLC has an informative website http://plan2lead.net and Plan2lead can also be followed on Facebook http://facebook.com/Plan2lead