Over the years, I’ve learned there are two types of people with “DREAMS”. One type has a DREAM that is considered a serious goal…and the person with that DREAM is focused
on a workable plan that will turn his/her DREAM into a reality. The other type has a DREAM and enjoys talking about his/her DREAM to everyone. That person loves to DREAM about his/her DREAM but never actually develops a plan to make his/her DREAM
come true. That person is, basically, a DREAMER OF DREAMS. Simply talking about the Dream is complete satisfaction.
Before embarking on my Journey of The Great Wall of China, I was asked by
several news reporters--even one newspaper editor---if-- I was simply “A Dreamer of Dreams”. Seems no one in the Media thought I “fit” the mold of a TRUE Adventurer! I didn’t take offense at their assumption but---it made
me more determined than-ever to prove them wrong.
So ask yourself: “Is my Dream a serious DREAM---a Dream I really want to come true or—is it more like a fantasy, a fairy tale,
something that’s simply-fun to think about and talk about? Of course it’s okay to “DAY-DREAM” but know the difference between having a SERIOUS DREAM and being a DAY-DREAMER. Serious Dreams require a strategy; an action plan; a
clear understand of how-when-what it will take to “activate” a Dream. Serious Dreams require great patience.
In my case, I was nine years old when I began imagining
my DREAM of traveling The Great Wall of China. Forty years later, I actually started my journey of ALL THE WALL. All those years “in-between”---I lived my life BUT---I also began a daily exercise plan, studied everything I could about
THE WALL, the Chinese people and….I began speaking with potential Sponsors about their help to "fund" my Dream. Most importantly, I started writing letters to China’s Leaders.
Now, when people ask me “How did you make your dream come true?” I always say---I never gave up. Yes that’s the main ingredient when activating a Dream. Every DREAM must have a believer who will never give up.
SO--- IF IT’S YOUR DREAM AND YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT MAKING IT COME-TRUE, NO ONE CAN TALK YOU OUT OF IT.
FIRST----DEVELOP A GREAT
PLAN; HAVE A FLEXIBLE GOAL WITH A REALISTIC TIMELINE; HAVE A MONEY SOURCE---EVEN IF IT’S A “GO FUND ME” SOURCE. KNOW HOW TO “PACKAGE” YOURSELF SO PEOPLE—INCLUDING THE MEDIA---WILL WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR DREAM, HELP
PROMOTE YOUR DREAM, AND ENCOURAGE YOUR DREAM.
KNOW HOW TO USE PUBLICITY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. MANY COMPANIES LIKE TO SPONSOR DREAMS AND ALL THEY WANT IN RETURN IS LOTS OF GOOD PUBLICITY.
NO TWO DREAMS ARE ALIKE BUT ALL DREAMS REQUIRE A LEADER—A DIRECTOR---A GO-TO PERSON-IN-CHARGE.
AND FINALLY—NO DREAM CAN
BE REALIZED WITHOUT ENDLESS ENTHUSIASM, A SUPER-STRONG SPIRIT--- AND A TOTAL COMMITMENT TO GOD. GOD IS THE EXPERT ON MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE.
And---if you need someone to talk with about your
Dream---email me. No Dream is ever too big or too small. AND...Every Dream is important.