What is your dream? How much do you believe in it?
In the closing of Dr. King’s famous, “I have a dream speech” he says:
“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old spiritual, Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”
One freedom holds true for all. You have the freedom to choose your thoughts, and to dream. You may choose whether to share your thoughts, and whether to live your dream. Alignment with your inner peace of living the life you choose impacts external peace.
What if your thoughts and beliefs about who you are, and your capabilities prevent you from living the life you seek? When you believe in yourself, you keep asking what the next step is, and taking it.
You may not know all the answers and it may not seem possible. You will not see all of the possibilities until you take the step.
Dr. King committed to his dream. He spoke for it, wrote for it, marched for it, and he served time in jail for it. He sustained physical harm, verbal attacks, and threats to himself and his family because of it. He did not simply have a dream. He embodied his dream. He kept going despite any circumstance and stepped forward into situations that might deter many.
Are you willing to believe in you so deeply that it is part of who you are? Will you continually take steps toward it regardless of what anyone else thinks, believes, or does? Or will you allow someone else to influence your thoughts and dreams?
You create a life every day. Either you design your life with a vision in mind, taking steps toward your dream, or you live by default. What will you choose?