PROTECT YOUR DREAMS
will try to cage you in a small box of what they think your limitations are, never give up in your dreams. This past weekend I learned of a man in our class being homeless. The very same man who helped me park my car outside just a day before and guided it safe until I returned from running my errands later.
A dirty, smelling and hungry looking man in his late 30s sleeps in the street of Braamfontein and guides cars so that he can attend night classes in the pursuit to someday become a Charted Accounted. How far are you willing to go to protect your dream? What keeps you up at night? Whatever it is, don’t let anyone take that away from you. If you have a dream, you protect it.
There are many people whom I had written off as being worthless and never going to amount to anything in life-based on my perspective of them. Today the very same people are wearing the blanket of success and enjoying the sweet honey that comes with it as I sit and watch from the side-lines. No one in this wonderful earth has power over your destiny. If you have a dream so big and so important to you, you need to want it so bad that you are willing to walk this journey alone. Sometimes people are not hating on you, they simply have a limited thinking capacity compared to yours, so value and respect your dream enough to treat it with the greatness that it deserves.
The look on my son’s face was fearless and full of hope. His innocence told him that his best was good enough. While I saw misguided lines, he saw perfection. When I wanted to pack away the drawing with other rubbish in the house, he saw it worthy to be shown to the world. Greatness is not an illusion, it is not put aside for a certain class of people; YOUR DREAMS
ARE VALID. Sometimes it is not your dream that needs to be adjusted, it is your audience. Greatness is not DNA linked or sexually transmitted, that is why sometimes you will need to move away from your family to get the right amount of support to make your dreams a reality. May you channel the energy, motivation, and fearlessness that the child in you once had. Do you have a dream? You have to protect it, period.