Let Your Dreams
Be Your Temporal Guide
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always
remember, you have within you the strength, the
patience, and the passion to reach for the stars
to change the world.
if looked upon solely as a skill that allows us
to get more done in a fixed number of minutes,
hours or days, becomes a sterile discipline.
However, if we
learn to hitch great time management
competencies to an enlarged vision of what our
lives could and should be, then we enhance our
ability to achieve true greatness. As a smart
Walter Bowie once wrote, “The mightiest works
have been accomplished by men who have kept
their ability to dream great dreams.”
same is true of women.
male or female, have you retained your ability
to dream great dreams or have you lost your
dreams through criminal neglect?
know that you desire outstanding success - you
wouldn't be here reading this if you didn't!
That's why I think it is vital that you awaken
to this painful truth:
vast majority of
humanity fails to rise to its God-given
potential because of what I call ‘dream theft’.
This widespread crime occurs each time someone
puts us down and tears apart some deep-seated
hope we’ve shared with them.
sad that there are such people, but what's even
sadder is that most of us actually allow these
dream assassins to succeed without even putting
up a fight.
Part of the reason is that since life is often
hard on us, we permit ourselves to be ground
down by it. We then grow bitter, ineffectual and
But it doesn’t have to be
legend Zig Ziglar teaches, “When you’re tough on
yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier
toughness doesn’t involve growling or ranting at
the person in the mirror! No.
Instead, in the context of
time management and dream rekindling, it
translates into a brand of 'tough love' that
efficiently ignites the laser focus and iron
discipline that already reside inside you.
To spell things
out, you must use your very definite capacity
for focus and discipline to
innate ability to dream big dreams. The
alternative is too bleak to contemplate for very
Forbes once wrote, “When you cease to dream you
cease to live.”
doesn’t mean those who cease to dream stop
breathing… only that they might as well not be
using up precious oxygen for all the good they
are doing for themselves and their planet!
such sad people go through all the motions of
being alive, yet there is a vacuum at the centre
of their souls where true vitality once lived.
So, if you’ve been
letting your dreams boil away under the intense
heat of stressful living, I’m going to suggest
an effective way of re-condensing them.
hope you'll heed this advice, given in good
faith. You see, your
primary focus in time management must not be to
'manage your time', which cannot be manipulated
by mortals, but to manage your personal life,
your potential and, you guessed it, your dreams!
One way of managing your life healthily is to
figure out which of your dreams inspire you
sufficiently to warrant reworking them into
These are the ones you should transform into
major long-term life projects.
any extraction, identification and polishing
process, you will need the right tools. I
suggest you dig up or buy a ring-bound notebook;
keep that little book and a pen with you over
the next five days.
Quickly begin jotting
down whatever dreams – wild or tame – you may
still remember from your dim and distant
childhood. Then add new ones as fast as you can
think of them! Write down outlandish fantasies
(living on the moon, perhaps) along with
pedestrian ones (paying off your credit card
bills in full each month).
in case you need some help, here's a fun
starter list of 10 possible fantasies to get
your mental juices flowing:
Chances are good that you won't be directly
inspired by any of those dreams, but you should
be able to use at least some of them as launch
pads to your own forgotten dreams.
So, what I'd like
you to do is fill your new notebook with every
dream you can imagine or remember or think of!
this point, don't worry at all about whether
your written dreams and fantasies are
practical or not. No one else is going to see
that list unless you show it to him.
next few days, as you toil to build your magical
list of dreams, keep reminding yourself that
this is not an exercise in boring pragmatism or
In fact, now would be
the ideal time to adopt as your own racy
philosophy the attitude of George Bernard Shaw
who once stated, "You see things; and you say,
'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I
say, 'Why not?'"
goal should be to actively resuscitate a,
possibly, long-atrophied ability to dream big
is the bottomline:
you truly want to
claim to a fantastic future, you need to start
accomplishing fantastic things. You can only do
so if you...
your latent human capacity for imagination and
once again begin dreaming fantastic dreams.
Second, invest your
precious time to turn your top ten dreams into
properly worded goals with deadlines.
from this point forth
structure your work day and work week around
bite-sized tasks that slowly but steadily move
you toward those carefully refined and redefined
dreams known as
probably know that American civil rights
activist Dr Martin Luther King once declared
he 'had a dream'.
famous 'I Have A Dream' speech was delivered on
August 28th 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in DC.
than five years later, on April 4th 1968, his
profoundly inspiring voice was extinguished in Memphis, Tennessee, by
an assassin's bullet.
though he died, his dream did not.
while you are still alive and well, don't your
own dreams deserve the same right of
you say yes, then while you still have breath,
do what you need to do to recapture your dreams
and bring them to life.
can be no higher use for the precious time God's
allotted you here on Earth.