I’ve always loved the fall. It brings back memories of new semesters, new school supplies and new beginnings. Those in teaching professions have the advantage of summer breaks, followed by new starts. In the medical and business professions, it often takes a move of work places to get that fresh start. So this series of posts is to help each of you get a fresh start. This may sound a little like New Year’s resolutions. But I believe the fall is a far better time to make goals. This time of year leaves me better able to start something with a little more momentum than after I’ve eaten 40 more portions than the average human being needs.
This past week you evaluated your dream, and whether or not you have one.
What did you find? Was it your dream, made by you? If so, great! If not, you might have found yourself a bit empty and shaken to realize you are in need of a dream. Something to give you drive. If this is the case I would encourage you to take the weekend to really do some introspection. Find what you want to accomplish and why. That’s the most important part, “why?”
The reason people die happy is because they lived happily. Living happily requires dreams that we reach for. Consider the following quote by Author Kenneth Hildebrand. Actually read it, don’t skim this one.
“The poorest of all men is not the one without a nickel to his name. He is the fellow without a dream… He is like a great ship made for a mighty ocean but trying to navigate in a millpond. He has no far port to reach, no lifting horizon, no precious cargo to carry. His hours are absorbed in routine… Small wonder if he gets dissatisfied, quarrelsome and “fed up”. One of life’s greatest tragedies is a person with a 10-by-12 capacity and a two by four soul.”
Start dreaming this weekend, and get excited. Life is too short for the dreamers, and unbearably long for the dreamless.