Monday, May 26, 2008


I picked up my favourite notepad, a birthday gift from my best friend, with the intention of drafting a blog post, and I came across the inscription on the cover page. It read, “Some men see things that are and say “why?” Others dream of things that never were and say “why not?” Dare to dream!”

Truly, great inventions in the history of the world started out as dreams appearing first as a flicker in the seemingly dark tunnels of searching minds. A mind seeking solutions to identified needs. I try to imagine the first aeroplane taking off in the hearts of the Wright brothers; Michael Faraday’ s heart glowing with the dream of the first electric lit bulb; the first antibiotic, Penincillin being birthed in the pregnant minds of the Fleming duo... you fill in the gaps, because, really, the list could go on and on. What great minds these were, that dared to dream! Their dreams were probably scoffed at that time, but today, we all can attest to the fact that their dreams became success stories.

Now, talking about dreams, I do not mean images that come to fore in our sleeps depicting repressed thoughts and excerpts from our subconscious. By dreams, I mean ideas or plans that are conceived by the mind, but may seem unrealistic now because of surrounding situations and circumstances. Great minds dream even with their eyes open.

When one is not passionate enough about changing a situation or providing solutions to an identified need, it becomes almost impossible for the mind to create dreams, not to talk of working to make that dream a reality. A mind not on a quest is a mind not set to conceive achievable dreams. In the words of Thomas Dewar, “minds are like parachutes, they function only when opened”.

The price of making a dream a reality is hard work persistence and perseverance. Reiterating the words of Levan J. Suenes, “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make it come true.” Real exhilaration is experienced only after a dream materialises. What is that dream of yours? Give it your best shot and when its all accomplished, sit back and let the sweet floods of victory drown every strain hard work inflicted on you.

Dream killers and initial failures are possible deterrents to the pursuit of any dream. Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in the history of United States had his fair share of failure before being able to realise his dream. Many a dream have been extinguished at first their first encounter with failure. Let me paint an arbitrary picture here of an individual who sets out with a dream of creating an award winning blog page. He goes ahead to prepare then publish his first blog page, but to his dismay, does not get a single page visit or review in months. He may even have to contend with out right rejection by some sites or blog groups. One way to ensure continued movement in the direction of on dream accomplishment, is to visualise yourself at the finish line while still riding the storm. Keep your eyes on the goal.

Finally, for every dream that materialises into reality for you, always remember to acknowledge Him who gives the strength to achieve- The Almighty God.

Note: Do not judge those who try and fail. Judge those who fail to try!


Marla said...

so is it quotes and ideas you write about? i like it. i really like this post.. its about not being afraid to dream and blah blah blah but you make it interesting. good work! what will you write about next? whatever it is, i'm excited to hear about it..
is it okay if i put a link to your blog on mine?

Novbe said...

hi marla. thanks for isiting. this page is for quotes and ideas. got others for on line marketing and my career. u can save the link on ur page...tis ok. thanks once again.

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nice blog...tks popping by...i will visit ur blog often :)

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Okomhanru said...

Novbe dearie! This blog is cool and cute. ur quotes flames with strength and reassurance. I think u'r really hitting at it, showing that it is in u to be, become and even surpass whatever u can dream pulling the strings of faith, belief and courage.
U'v got a point babe! keep it up. Nice blog.


K IMF said...

Is there such thing as a "sunk cost" when it comes to enthusiasm? Is there a point when one can say "i think i have put in all i ve got but its not working, time to refocus on something else"

Benny Greenberg said...

Fantastic positive approach. I love the ya-ttitude! There is no secret - if you want it - you go get it with a positive approach backed by desire and a plan of action!