A Dream that Will Catch Your Heart
By Steve Goodier
That all-too-quotable Yogi Berra once
said, "If you don't know
where you are going, you might wind up
someplace else." There is
something to be said for knowing where
you're going. But even if
you know where you want to end up, do
you REALLY WANT to go
there? Is the dream you are following IMPORTANT to you?
Motivator Tony Robbins says, "People are not lazy. They simply
have impotent goals -- that is, goals that do not inspire them."
They don't accomplish what they set out to do because they lose
interest. Their dream, their goal, is really not that important
I think of Dennis Oehler. He ran the 100-meter dash in 11.73
seconds. Record-holder Maurice Greene ran it in 9.79 seconds, almost
two seconds faster. So what's the big deal? Carl Lewis has two legs.
Dennis Oehler has one. One leg...and a huge dream.
The truth is -- we are always highly motivated when something
means a great deal to us. Any person who falls into deep water
and does not know how to swim will become highly motivated in an
instant! Why? Because now there is something this individual
wants more than anything else in the world. He or she wants to
survive, and nothing had better get in the way! A person gasping
for air will become one of the most excited and enthusiastic
So it is with us all. If we want something badly enough, we will
find enough energy, excitement and drive to relentlessly pursue
Writer Tim Redmond says this about following worthwhile dreams:
"There are many things that will catch my eye, but there are only
a few that catch my heart...it is those I consider to pursue." Is
your dream big enough -- important enough -- to capture your
heart? If so, you will pursue it with abandon and will surprise
even yourself at how successful you can be!
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