Aijalon Mahli Gomes is back home, thank you Lord. Paul and Julie-Ann Potts are doing well (regrettably, though, the “One Chance” movie has been canceled), and Faryl Smith’s “Wonderland” album will soon see its second Christmas of sales. God is good. Even Anna Chapman has made a turnaround. Busted as an international spy, she is making headlines with her most recent photo shoot. Anna stands to do a whole lot better at fashion modeling and acting than at espionage.
I’ve enjoyed these stories, and I have personally been inspired by them. I wish Aijalon, Paul, Faryl, Anna and the others who have been a part of the Roadturn story all the best. With the release of Aijalon, though, it is time to move on. It is time to talk some about you and me, and about how we can see our own dreams come true.
Roadturn is heading towards a program that I call “Dream Into It: A Roadmap to Freedom.” It is something that I have been working with over the past year, and it has made a profound difference in my life. It’s time to begin sharing it with you.
The work was inspired by a quote from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
We could begin with “If.” It’s a big word. Rather, though, let’s go with the prerequisite. Thoreau assumes that we have dreams that we can advance toward. I’ve spoken with a slew of people over the past year, and I’m inclined to agree. We do have dreams. Most of us know exactly what we would like–we are clear on our “calling.” Few of us acknowledge it, though. My experience is that we either deny we have a dream (since it seems unreachable anyway), or we try to force ourselves to fit a dream that we think will impress others.
What about you? Do you know the kind of life that you would really like to lead? Do you have a dream buried, one that seems so absurd that you seldom talk about it? Are you stuck in a rut and despair of ever getting out?
The news I have is this: You can get out of the rut. You can begin to walk towards your dream–but first, you must acknowledge that it exists, that it is there. Can you, will you do that? If so, you are on your way.
Let me know, I’d love to hear about your dream. I’d love to see you on the journey…
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