Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Protect Your Dreams

I am realizing more & more that I don't dream nearly enough. Not in the literal sense of the word, but rather imagine, hope, desire, etc... It amazes me day in & day out that I work for an organization that is driven by people's hopes & dreams. It is because of our founder's dream & desire for change, that LiNK was founded. It is the very thing that motivates me, however I have begun to lose sight of what it means to be a dreamer.
I want that to change. I want to be someone who thinks of the impossible, & chases after it, rather than shoves it to the side. I don't want to miscount my desires, nor do I want to become a realist. There are enough of those in this world, & not enough idealists.

A good friend of mine, before ending his time at LiNK, left us all with some powerful words that have since been engraved in my mind. He left us with this thought to never forget what it means to be an idealist. There is something so pure & beautiful about dreaming big, & aiming high. If we lived a life according to the rules & walked in line with what "reality" may say, then we've lived an ordinary life. I never want to be ordinary.

This is a scene from an amazing movie, "The Pursuit of Happyness". It has reminded me that sometimes it's best to take your dreams & run full force with them, while shutting out anything the world has to say bad about them.

I have dreams. I have big dreams. Sometimes I think they are unrealistic, & sometimes I think by taking certain measures, they are so tangible. I am motivated & excited. I feel I've found "it" again; I just needed to be reminded.

What are your dreams? What measures are you taking to make sure they become a reality?

Keep fighting the Good Fight,


  1. It's always good to read your blogs bren! They are always filled with challenges and words of encouragement.

    I love you.

  2. Thanks Beck. I don't do it often enough, but sometimes things just hit me, & I know it's my duty to share those things with the people I love.