Archive for August, 2011

Massive action: Actualizing your dreams

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Exactly ten years ago on this day, August 21, 2001 I left my birth country of Kenya with $140, a small 21-inch suitcase, and the dream of a better life in America. One of my single most powerful dreams was to further my education. My! What a journey it has been! I paid my way through graduate school at Regent University and I’m now pursuing a terminal degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. I’ve learned, among other things, that dreams emerge from massive action. My full strategy is captured in my first book, The Road to Arrival: Ten Empowering Principles for Actualizing Your Dreams. In this book I focus on ten power-packed principles that are essential for making dreams come true. If dreams are not pursued with massive action, they can easily become nightmares.

What’s your dream? What’s that one thing you absolutely believe you were born to do? What keeps you up at night and keeps you dreaming during the day? What’s your greatest desire in terms of accomplishments? Each of us have been created with a desire for greatness. There is no human being who does not have the capability to dream big dreams. Greatness does not necessarily mean being rich and famous. Greatness is simply understanding what you were born to do and doing it to your utmost potential. All human beings have the potential to dream great dreams and achieve them.

 T.E. Lawrence, in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, said, “All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” Don’t let your dreams become nightmares. Back them up with massive action and sound strategies. Go for it!