#wwydWednesday: It all starts with a dream….

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Where did all the ideas for cars, planes, highways, professions, movements, television shows, and art start? It started from a dream. Things never appear out of thin air. They have to come from somewhere. We have the drive to make things happen but the only way that can happen is with you. 

Here are some do’s you should keep in mind when you’re about to make your dream come true:

  • Do your best.
  • Do it because you want to. 
  • Do it because you’re trying to make your life and maybe other lives easier and better too.

Here are a few don’ts you should keep in mind: 

  • Don’t be afraid to look different. 
  • Don’t be afraid to get turned down at first. 
  • Don’t be afraid of hard work. 
  • Don’t be afraid of stepping out of the norm. 
  • Don’t forget why you are doing this.
  • Don’t quit! 
  • Don’t stop dreaming! 

We can only imagine how many dreams never came true because someone else told them they couldn’t do it or they were too scared to even try. A dream could be as simple as passing a test or becoming the first person in your family to graduate high school or college. If someone is telling you that you can’t do it, turn the question around and ask them why couldn’t you? You shouldn’t let anyone’s shortcomings become your reality. For being scared you have to think if I want something to change I have to do because other people might think everything is okay. 

Let’s reflect on a few things. For example when Rosa Parks sat in the front of the bus. If she didn’t do it, do you think the law would of changed on it’s own? What about women being able to vote? If that never happened Victoria Woodhull(1872), Gracie Allen(1940), Shirley Chisholm(1972), Linda Jennes(1972), Jill Stein(2012), and Hilary Clinton(2016) wouldn’t of been able to run to become president of the United States of America. Think about how far we came and imagine how far we can continue to grow. Just think about it when you decide not to follow your dreams.

Anyway from what you just read if you can’t take anything away from my post I would want you to remember this: 

It all starts with you and your dreams. -Courtney Renee

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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