A dedication to all the dreamers
“Discard negative energy if it modifies your ambitions.”
This column is dedicated to all the dreamers, the visionaries and the creative innovators who have ever dared to pursue their dreams.
You can’t imagine how many times I have been told that I am a dreamer, and that “you can’t fix the world all by yourself”.
Utopia only exists in the minds of those capable of escaping the real world. I am here to tell you different. One person can make a difference. Don’t be afraid to stir the pot, rock the boat or be a little controversial.
But be prepared to have a solid backbone and be willing to stand your ground if you are passionate about what you’re advocating for. All too often you hear through the gossip grapevine that this or that is wrong, but seldom do you see anyone doing anything about remedying the problem. Talk is cheap. I am a firm believer that actions speak volumes over words.
If you follow the words of Pierre Trudeau, “Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die”, you too will join me in my message of pursuing your dreams for a superior, more contented life.
Without the so-called dreamers, we would all become hopeless robots just going through the motions.
Vision, which goes part and parcel to dreams, is sometimes viewed as being naive, simple-minded and even worse, disjointed from the rest of world.
Where is it carved in stone that there is only one way of looking at things? Honestly, where would we be without the input of the unconventional, imaginative thinkers?
Determination, passion and optimism are often misinterpreted as power-hungry motives with a twist of limelight grabbing, but in reality they are three primary ingredients necessary when following your dreams.
Certainly people like to be compensated for their efforts, but that is not the primary objective when first embarking on a dream. It is the challenge. The sheer joy one gets when a project comes to fruition and its impact has affected a single life or a community.
The power to make change is within us all. Dig deep and find your passion, and don’t let negativity deter you.
Refuse to accept that any dream is too ambitious. Follow your heart and step out of that suffocating box, where life then unfolds with depth and dimension beyond your wildest expectations.
Life is a journey not a destination!