Quite often, we find it more comfortable, easier and less threatening to be busy building other people’s dreams (which would be okay if we were also working on ours) than throwing both our legs into our own God-given dreams.
We find ourselves fearing the unknown and possibilities of failure if we launched out into the uncharted paths with our sometimes wild dreams.
But, well, all of life is a risk… and your dreams are worth the risk. Your dreams are a TEST of your resilience. Your dreams are a TRUST from your God. Your dreams are a TREASURE you can’t see wasted.
Yesterday, I had a whole day’s quality time with one of my dear daughters that I mentor and our chief focus of our conversation was the word “ATROPHY.” This is about the shrinking of the muscles due to not being used. We, on a more serious note, realized that whatever we do not use, we lose! If a talent of singing is ignored, you lose the voice. If the gifting of football is not put to good use, you lose the skill. If the ability to speak is not utilized, you lose the influence. If the potential is not maximized, you lose it. At best, you misuse and abuse it.
Pulling all the above strings together, I think, it is time for each one of us seriously consider PURSUING THEIR DREAMS in the most honourable manner that will be God-pleasing and man-edifying.
- It is time to have no fear apart from fear of having fear.
- It is time to lift our heads high and walk forward into our destiny without fear or favour or fever.
- It is time to do it anyway, regardless of whatever seems to stand in our way.
- It is time to achieve our dreams or else someone smarter will hire us forever to achieve theirs.
- It is time to put to the best use our potential or else, atrophy will happen. Don’t “snail with your time” because you may lose your great ability, your noble dream, your life’s assignment.
I am glad you passed by my blog today to share with me this simple but powerful truth: IF YOU DON’T BUILD YOUR DREAM, SOMEONE ELSE WILL HIRE YOU TO BUILD THEIRS.
To your success,
“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”
Samuel A. Bakutana is Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Motivational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 8 books. He gave 98 invigorating talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, and has already given 56 inspiring presentations ever since the year begun (January – April, 2015). Follow Samuel A. Bakutana on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samuel-A-Bakutana-Leadership-Expert-Motivational-Speaker-and-Author/563444270356475), Twitter (https://twitter.com/amutusam), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=250332707&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic), Skillpages (http://www.skillpages.com/samuel-a.bakutana) or blog (www.excellentleading.wordpress.com). To book him for your next event, send an email now to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +256782163416 for immediate feedback. You are blessed beyond measure; so fly like an eagle!