“A man who does not have something for which he is willing to die is not fit to live.”― Martin Luther King Jr.
And again, we’ve heard, seen and read the words from the scripture that says, “where there’s no vision, the people perish.” Perish to me is not just about literally disappearing, it means living without fire within that drives you towards a meaningful purpose or end. It means just coasting along.
Dreams and goals truly have this magnetic power that pulls you into the future in a particular direction. You see, being pulled into the future is one thing, but in the right direction is another. Dreams and goals bring in this aspect or dimension of direction. Our dreams affect us a great deal, whether you like it or not. By dreams, I mean our view for the future for ourselves. In life, you are always pulled, either by the past or the future. Yours is to make sure that the greatest pull on your life is the pull of the future.
Review the past just to correct your mistakes, but don’t live in the discouragements of it. Don’t let it pull you down like a force of gravity. When given a chance, your negative past especially, will excellently pull you down and leave you there for dead. So, don’t let it have its way with you.
Dreams have magnetic power to pull you through into the future. The stronger they are – the more powerful the objective, the stronger the pull. Through is the key word here, it means the magnetic power of your dreams, pulls you through life’s challenges. It’s not reaching your desired destination that makes you stronger, but the challenges you overcome along the way. So, it’s the through that brings out the best in a person, not the avoidance of it. It’s the through, that helps one develop courage and fighting spirit.
The size of your fighting spirit is always directly proportional to the size of your dream: meaning, the smaller the dream, the smaller the fire; the bigger the dream, the bigger the fire.
What are you willing to sacrifice your life for? To do it scared? You have special gifts and talents within you, go through a process of discovering them and the world will surely celebrate you.
Veli Ndaba is a leadership and Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of three books (You Are Born to Win, Your Dream is Calling You and SWITCH ON!), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on email@example.com, www.velindaba.com and 083 304 9773