Today is the day we recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the dreams that he had and work that he did to better our world for all people. He’s known for many things including the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s, for being a great speaker and for being a father, but the one that people remember the most is his famous “I have a dream” speech. For people around the world it resonates because at sometime in our lives we have had dreams. Maybe you’re reading this thinking about the entrepreneurial dream you have, or the dream about changing the face of healthcare or just a dream to see your kids grow up different/better than you. I haven’t met too many people with dreams that aren’t worthy of the time and effort it takes to pursue them, but yet too many people don’t even have the courage to stand up and share their dream.
One of the reasons Dr King was so successful and got so far (and had the enemies that he did) was because he 110% believed in his dream, and he also had others who believed in it too. These two things are very key factors for a dream becoming more than just thoughts or ideas. If you don’t believe in your dream you’re done. If you don’t believe in your dream fully and your dream is bigger than you, you can’t get anyone on board with your dream your dream will remain only a dream.
One of the reasons I have hope for our world today is because there are dreamers who are not only passionate about their dream but they’ve got a dream that is worth the interest and involvement of others too. I am a big believer in donating time and/or money to worthy charities (something I do every month), and I always try to do a good deed or share a kind word each day.
The only way the world will get from where we are to where we could be is if we’re willing to dream dreams and then make those dreams a reality. Dreaming of lots of money is not really a dream, it’s those who dream about what the money can do that make a difference. If you don’t have a dream you need one! Once you’ve got that dream do something each day to make it a reality. What’s your dream?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt