May 17, 2008

The dreaming faculty

The dreaming faculty, like every other faculty, may be abused. I have been guitly most of the time of doing nothing but dreaming. I would talk hours with my friends and colleagues, spending all our energies in building castles in the air which of course we try to make real but never seem to become real. I must admit that i would be the one coming up with the bright idea but later, let everybody down by not having the grit, resolution and tenacity of purpose to make that castle a reality. I have good friends who have put up with me all these years. I am grateful to God for them. What i am trying to say here is this - i know the truth and it is this - dreams only come true when coupled with hard work and persistent endeavor. This is the general rule for all dreamchasers. The exception is when you have rich and powerful connections or a rich girlfriend or boyfriend or a wealthy husband or wife who can make your dreams come true instantly. As this general truth has not been 100% lived by me - the proportion of my success so far is in proportion to the effort i have put in living this truth. The best i have done so far is but a sorry apology for what i ought to do or might do.
But hard work and persistent endeavor would involve risks - the risk of failure, being the most deterring factor of them all. What if, with so much time, energy and money wasted, the castle fails to be built coupled with the fact that age is catching up and when one has so many other pressing commitments. Dr. Leo Buscaglia has a poem for dreamchasers at such times:-
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk rejection.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave.
He has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who takes risks is free.

Anything is possible

Hello again.

I read this from an unknown author-

If there was ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
It is now.
Not for any grand cause necessarily,
But for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself
to make your days here count.
Have fun.
Dig deep.
Dream Big.
Know, though, that things worth doing
Seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
Pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you
that you are pushing yourself.
That you are not afraid to learn by trying.
Because with an idea,
Determination and right tools,
You can do do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect,
and your heart guide you.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all things that will cross your path this year.
The start of something new
brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible.

I would like to add that whatever we do in life, we have to be in an ambition-arousing atmosphere. We need an environment that will stimulate us to self development. We need to keep close to the people who understand us, who believe in us. Who will help us discover ourself and encourage us to make the most of ourselves. People whose aspirations run parallel to ours. This may make the all the difference between grand success and a mediocre existence.
Let me just say i am talking from experience as I have not been that succesful in life so far (well at least that is how i feel because i still can't buy that BMW i like or that dream house in front of the beach and top of the mountain) because the closest friends i have are all like me-mediocre- we like to take it easy..dreamers and are, like my mum says NATOs - no action, talk only. We are passionate, sometimes too blinded by passion that we do not know what to do. Some have started their own blogs to vent their frustrations in life. So i have decided to follow suit. I must stop digressing - So that is evidence why i am where i am. But that does not mean my friends and i cannot be succesful. We can be suddenly aroused, stirred from the slumbering power within us..We have done it before but it comes once in a while.
Now to continue with chasing the dream. To be succesful, all we have to do is to avoid doing the things i have been doing in the past - We must stick to those who are trying to do something and to be somebody in the world-people with high and lofty ambitions. These people will infect us with the spirit to dominate the environment. Ambition is contagious. I am going to try it. Let's see where it brings me by the end of the year. Will keep you posted on my progress...

Dreamchaser with a credit card problem

I met a young girl recently. She seemed to have gone into debts with the credit card. I guess she is not the only one with this problem. I would say she is a dreamchaser too..her dream is to be have nice clothes, nice bags, nice looks, nice body etc. And the credit card is her magic wand...which if like all good things can turn bad if used wrongly...her short happy dream had turned out to be a nightmare...

Shania Twain's song, 'Ka Ching" comes to mind - "We live in a greedy little world, that teaches every little boy and earn as much they can possibly can,,then turn around and spend it foolishly. We created us a credit card mess. We spend money we dont possess. Our religion is to go on and blow it all. So its shoppin every Sunday at the mall. All we want is more a lot than we had before..

When you are broke go and get a loan. Take out another mortgage on your home. Consolidate so you can afford to go and spend more when you get bored. All we ever want is more. A lot more than we had before. Lets swing, dig deeper in your pocket....

How to stop our dreams from becoming nighmares? The chase goes on...

May 16, 2008


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