Think of the dream brewing in your soul, if only it was a reality. I woke up this morning thinking about my dreams and what it meant to me, how important was achieving these goals of mine. I thought about the sacrifices associated with these goals and thought would it all be worth it? The real question is what is this life with out a aim or a definite purpose. Weren’t we put on this earth to striving for something bigger then ourselves. We are only here for a short period of time and if we are not careful life will pass us by. The challenge is finding balance, how much should you spend with love ones? How much do you spend working? How much do you spend going after your dream? The real question is what do you value as most important?
I think about this Proverb:
“Go to the ant , O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. without having any chief, officer, or ruler. She prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man”.
This proverb opens my eyes to the importance of hard work and diligence. If you want something bad enough you must be willing to work diligently for it, if you sitting and WAITING WILL NOT PRODUCE FRUIT. You must awaken a deeper wanting, a burning desire to accomplish your aim in life. I watched Kobe Bryant’s biography Muse on ESPN the other day and I was stricken by something he brought up about what motivated him, he was driven by the desire eat at the same table as the greats (Micheal Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, to name a few) and to actually belong. I was inspired by what he said because it reminded me that nothing is just handed to you. You must first work for it and deserve it. There has to be a burning desire in your heart to want more to never settle for less. The ant works diligently because its in its DNA that is its purpose of existing. When we do not live up to the dream placed in our heart and become sluggish in our ways we begin to lose the most valuable aspect of our being and that is life. Striving for your dream gives birth to something greater within you.
Hope this is inspiring and encourages you never to give up on the dream inside of you!