The challenge: take every spare moment to imagine. Take time to dream. Then write it down.
A friend of mine from my church group was a carpet cleaner for over thirty years. He had always dreamed of being a fireman but time and resources weren’t on his side. However, one day he decided to make time, and go to the weekly classes for volunteer fire fighters. After months of weeknight and weekend classes, in everything from emergency medicine to haz-mat cleanup, he became a certified volunteer and found joy in living his passion of helping in a community while fulfilling a life-long dream.
It would be impossible for me to list your dreams. I don’t know them and furthermore, I wouldn’t want to pigeon-hole you with categories. This weekend, however, I would like each one of you to just let your dream percolate inside you. Really get excited about it. write about it. Envision it. Don’t think about all the reasons it won’t work — just allow this energy to build. Whatever you have written down should be sacred. It’s your dream. Your passion. The opinions of others can wait until Monday. For now just let the dream build in energy. Next week we’ll start to solidify it. For now just find a little contentment in knowing you hold something incredibly valuable, and something that many people live without. A dream.
Just to reiterate: why is this so important? Because without a dream pulling you forward you slowly run out of drive and energy. You become complacent, indifferent, and negative. You work around many people like that already, don´t you? If someone were to ask those that work around you, what would they say? Can you lead others without a dream pulling you forward?