Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 165, June 14

Yesterday I wrote about dreams and their power. Today I'd like to continue that theme.

How many times have you put off working to fulfill a dream? How many times have you said, "It's too much? I can't do that. I don't have time. I can't TAKE time from my family. My job takes all my time. " Does any of this sound familiar?

I've uttered these words--too many times. Even as I give voice to them, I recognize them for what they are. Excuses. Do I want to excuse my life away?


Dreams take hard work. Dreams take time. Dreams take dogged persistence and downright stubbornness to make them come true. Most of all, dreams take courage. On the road to achieving a dream, it helps to have cheerleaders in your corner. Those people who encourage you when your own courage is waning. Those people who give you a kick in the seat when you would put your dream in cold storage. You know who they are: the friends and family who want to see you succeed. They are dream-makers.

On the other hand, there are the nay-sayers. Unfortunately, most of us know who they are as well. They are the individuals who stomp upon dreams, trying to destroy them and keep you from reaching for the stars. They are dream-stealers.

So, for today, I am grateful for dream-makers.

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