Some thought he was absolutely crazy. Some thought his so-called dream would never come true. And some thought he was just ONE MAN who never stood a chance against society at large.
But Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did not listen to the naysayers.
He did not pay attention to those who did not believe in him.
Dr. King wasted no time worrying what people would think of him. No, HE HAD A DREAMand he used all of his energy to work toward making that DREAM come true.
This morning, before I started my workday, I Googled Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream”speech and read it. It was incredibly powerful and moving. It was so inspirational. It reminded me of the TRUE spirit of this day.
I carried that inspiration with me all day long. I thought about the ways in which I can channel Dr. King’s energy into everything I do.
I want to carry Dr. King’s tenacity and dedication into the DREAMS that I have! I want to remember that as lofty as my dreams might seem, and as tiny as I may feel in this great big world, I CAN make my dreams come true. I never want to forget that MLK was one of many people who died trying to make his dream come true. I respect and honor a person who believes in something so deeply that he/she will give 100% toward making it happen.
I want YOU to do the same.
I want YOU to think about how it might have been if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. woke up one day and said,
“It’s just too hard for me to make this dream come true. I don’t have enough time in the day to get it done. The issue of civil rights is TOO BIG to tackle alone. I’m just one man, how will I make a difference??”How would the world be different today if MLK didn’t take a stand for what he believed could come true with some dedication and hard work? How would the world be different if he did not stand up in front of a huge crowd in our Nation’s capital and say “I HAVE A DREAM”??
What if Dr. King did not dare to dream?
He was one man. He was one solitary person with a dream. And look at the ripples he has caused; felt through an entire nation and society for generations.
Today, take some inspiration and courage from one of the most memorable and honored men in history. Take a page out of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s book, and declare your dream. Have the courage to say it out loud with your own voice. Have the tenacity to make it come true, no matter the obstacles.
When people “Dare to Dream”, the world changes. Mountains move. Revolutions arise. People are freed. Minds evolve. Peace occurs.
I present you with this challenge today: DARE TO DREAM.