We all dream right? Some of us like to day dream, especially when we are bored. We dream in the night which is an outlet for our subconscious to release certain emotions, and we don't necessarily remember them always when we wake up in the morning. Then, there are those dreams that successful people have. When I speak of successful I don't always mean it in a monetary sense, because a lot of prominent people lived in poverty and only became prominent after their death. This category of people include those who have changed world views, freedom fighters, spiritual leaders, poets and so on. These dreams are called visions and these people had a vision of what needed to be done to change things, their lives, others lives and the standard they wished to live by.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
I use to day dream all the time like most people, I think, are you with me on this one? You know, the ones we use as an escapism when we're unhappy and where we usually indulge in the memories of the past, which does us no good as we get stuck instead of moving forward. Or we fantasise, and we call it that because it's those dreams we consider to be too big for us to accomplish. I now realise that those dreams have real power, if used in the right way.
"You can plant a dream." Anne Campbell
Where does the power come from? From the ability to envision your dreams clearly and taking steps to manifest them. Whatever we focus on, our power/energy increases in that direction. We all dream about the things we are truly passionate about, at least I hope so, the life we want to live; the house we want to live in; our ideal job and so forth. These shouldn't be a dream but a plan to move towards, an incentive to work for.
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all, is a form of planning." Gloria Steinem
Successful people don't just dream but look for opportunities to sell their dreams. We are all buying someone else's dream or helping them to build it, whether we realise it or not, why not build your own?
"Our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
I am not assuming that you live a sorry life, you may already be living a fulfilled life but to those who don't know where to start, I suggest looking at your dreams and the possibilities in them. I know I always harp on, in most of my posts, if not all, about going for your dreams, taking action and working hard at it, although it's a fun kinda hard work when it's your dream, but that's what life is about and then we die, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." Colin Powell
For those looking for inspirations, I can recommend a book called Creative Flowdreaming: Manifesting Your Dreams In The Life You've Already Got by Summer Schweitzer.
"I challenge you to be dreamers; I challenge you to be doers and let us make the greatest place in the world even better." Brian Schweitzer
With this in mind, I leave you with a poem until next time, dream well my friend.
I am but a dream
In my father's dream
But I am very real
To all it seems
Because we're all
Part of the same scene
His creation, his vision
I, too, dream
Like my father dream
Of my creation, my vision
S R Lore
I am a person who is into self development and I am always learning and striving to be the best of myself. I like to empower others to make a difference in theirs and others lives. I also like to express myself creatively through poetry. "I'm an architect, of myself...."