What is your dream? Do you dream of fame and success, or perhaps power? What is your passion? Are you driven by humble confidence in the direction that you want to go?
Martin Luther King had a dream: “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
…Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
~Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963, Washington, DC
A lot has changed since that infamous time on a sweltering day in the District of Columbia. Some have been good, while some have not been quite so good. How has your dream changed as you move through your life? Have you stagnated or are you evolving toward your dream? What is your driving force? Do you have a big “Why”?
I would suggest that you take a few minutes today and reflect on what Martin Luther King did for our country. Reflect on his dream and then reflect on your own dream. Martin Luther King always pushed through. He never ever quit. He was the quintessential idealist who had his dream; a dream where all individuals of all race, color, nationality, and religion would be able to join hands together no matter their background and be one. He took that dream and made it a reality, showing amazing resiliency and determination to fulfill his dream.
Are you willing to pattern yourself after Martin Luther King? Are you willing to lay it on the line for your dream? Will you empower yourself to always push through no matter the result? Can you say: “I have a dream” and one day look back to see the progress of your success? Take this empowering day and blow the doors off of your discouragement. Decide for yourself that you will laser focus on where you want to go and never stop until you have surpassed your dreams and goals. Make every day a “Martin Luther King” day in your heart.
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