Dream Big: Protect it, Go Get it

A post on why we need to protect and encourage dreams.

What was your dream growing up? Did that dream fade or turn into something else? We all have dreams as kids and still do, but many people give up on their dreams to accept mediocrity. Why does this happen, and how can one avoid it? This week we will discuss chasing dreams.

One of my favorite movie scenes comes from The Pursuit of Happiness. If you have not seen this movie, do yourself a favor and check it out. In this particular scene, the father (Will Smith) is shooting basketball with his son. The dad is not very good and first tells his son not to get his hopes up too much because if he’s anything like his father, he won’t be very good. He also tells him he doesn’t want him out shooting the ball all day and night. As soon as the words come out of his mouth, the dad realizes what he’s just said and corrects himself. He tells his son, “Don’t ever let anybody tell you can’t do something, not even me.” This line couldn’t be any more true. Too many people give up on their dreams because people doubt them and tell them it can’t be done. The father also tells his son, “If you have a dream, protect it. You want something go get it. Period.” This is outstanding advice and something I’ve shared with my team and will also share with my son. It is sad to see people living without dreams. The difference between the ones who make it and the ones who don’t is stubbornness. The stubborn refuse to give up on their dream and work at it until it becomes a reality. If you have a dream, protect it and go get it.

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