On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Washington DC about a dream he had for the world. His dream awoke the dream that was buried deeply in others and reminded them what it was like to feel again. Each time I hear the words “I have a dream…” I’m reminded of my own dreams and inspired to awaken dreams in others.
So today I thought I’d ask you what your dream is, and is it alive in your life?
Do you have a dream to create a hot coffee mug, cure for cancer, new internet technology, write a best selling book, transform businesses, run a coffee shop, empower people who have been abused or just share a message of hope?
Once you’ve got the dream, the only thing you can do to keep your dream from killing you is try to make it come to life. The thing with dreams like Martin Luther King Jr. had are that they have to be shared and fulfilled, or else they’ll just eat away at you.
Maybe you’ve got a big dream like that. I know I do. Part of that dream is being here with you every week. Often, that dream will reveal to you what your life purpose is, or at least give you a good enough glimpse that you can figure it out from there.
Not only are big dreams of our own important, it’s also important to help others realize their dreams. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t march on Washington alone or have a dream about freedom for just himself. No, he had a dream that called over 200,000 people to Washington DC, and countless other people around the country were involved.
So what about you? Are you living your dream? Are you helping others fulfill their dreams?