You live in a dream world!August 11, 2014 / byMaria Garcia / Categories : Blog
You’re darn right… I live in a dream world where dreams come true.
When it comes to input and feedback, I’m all for it. The way I interpret and go about that feedback is completely under my control. Let me explain. When we receive feedback, we must learn how to analyze it and figure out the motive. We also need to take into consideration who the person is that has given us that feedback.
One thing I have learned, and am still learning is how to see through people’s motives that are behind their words. Unfortunately, this world is made up of people that don’t always have the right motive behind their feedback. Some people will give you voluntary feedback for the wrong motives, and others will give you honest feedback that will actually help you. There are also those that will withhold advice and not give you any feedback at all.
Have you ever been told you live in a fantasy world, in a dream world where you are wasting your time? Listen, analyze, and consider the source of the feedback.
I have been fortunate enough to meet and talk to many successful people throughout my life who in my opinion, were very successful business people as well as great human beings. When I asked them how their businesses came about, they all answered me with the same words. “I had this dream for a long time”, the rest is history.
When I talk to young people, the first thing I ask them is- “What is your dream?” “What is that one thing you would love to do that you daydream about, or that keeps you awake at night?” I would also ask them, “What do you love to do the most?” and, “Why do you want to do this?”
Let’s consider just a few people who had a dream:
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream to see equality among all people. He was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Souther Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as it’s first president. It all started with a dream.
The United States of America had a dream to be the first one to put a man on the moon. John C Houbolt, who was a mid-level NASA scientist, broke one of the cardinal rules of bureaucratic protocol and helped to put a man on the moon. He had a plan for the first lunar landing, but few of the higher-ups at NASA were buying it. So he went far outside the chain of command, leaping over the heads of supervisors, and made his plea directly to the associate chief of his agency. His gamble worked! Almost 8 years later, on July 20th 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the mood- following the idea Dr. Houbolt had championed.
There are so many examples of people who had a dream, and made things happen. I could keep writing, but I would be writing for awhile! Do you agree with me that everything must be conceived in one’s mind first in the form of a dream in order to become reality? History has proven it time and time again.
It might take a lot of trial and error to accomplish your dreams.
It might take having no one to back you up on the journey of making your dream come true.
It might take many doors closing in your face.
It might take many no’s to stand in your way.
It might take a lot of discouragement along the way.
Hold on tight to your dreams, because it is your dream – nobody else has this dream.
Don’t allow anyone or anything to interfere with your dream. Do you know why? Because having a dream is better than not having one.
So I go on, and dare you to have a dream! Then, when someone tells you that you are a dreamer, say- “Yes! I am!” Say that you are damn proud of being one, because the greater success’ in history have all started with dreamers!
What is YOUR dream? Comment below!!