Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Do you have a dream? What stirs your soul? What makes you get out of bed in the morning with passion and purpose? 

Today’s post is a wake-up call to do something great! The goal is not to persuade you to quit your job or move to a foreign country and become a missionary or dig wells or adopt children. Maybe your dream is as simple as creating a neighborhood watch program or starting a Bible study or building a neighborhood playground. The size of the dream is not the point – having a dream is!

What is your dream? As Goethe states: “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”

Below are 3 keys to accomplishing your dreams:

1. The Power of One
I wrote about this in a previous post here, but I believe that each person on this earth has been uniquely gifted to change the world. What is your gift? What is your talent?

Too often we just coast through life thinking, “I’m just one person. What can I really do?” History is replete with those individuals who had the courage to stand up and make a difference. Please find your dream – the world needs it!

2. Stop Talking and Start Doing
My wife has the ability to bring truth to me like no other. I am an avid reader and tend to gravitate toward books when I want to learn about something. When I have a new dream, she will say, “Are you going to do something about it or just read a book?” This is not said in a taunting or disrespectful fashion. She is simply nudging me to stop talking and start doing.

Oftentimes I feel like this quote from Malcolm Muggeridge was written specifically for me:

“Here lieth one whose soul sometimes burned with great longings. To whom sometimes the curtain of the infinite was opened just a little, but who lacked the guts to make any use of it.”

Stop talking about your dream and do something about it.

3. Be a Dreamer of the Day
I believe we all have dreams at one time or another. But, I believe dreamers fall into one of two categories: dreamers of the night or dreamers of the day. Which are you?

T.E. Lawrence said, “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.”

Do not leave your dreams in your mind to fade away and never make a difference. Choose to be a dreamer of the day.

What is YOUR dream? What are YOU doing about it today? Want to build meaning and purpose into YOUR life? Follow YOUR dream.

Question: Do you have a dream that you've actually taken steps to accomplish? Leave comments below.


Brandon said...

Very cool blog!

Jason said...

Thanks, Brandon.