As I grow older, I am even more appreciative of the ability to dream. As adults with miles under our feet, scars from previous battles and the delicate balance that life demands, dreaming takes commitment.
Dreaming, thinking beyond our present circumstances to what could be, is the very essence of hope. Our dreams indicate that we still believe in more and that we are fiercely declaring we are alive as we continue to push past our now to achieve our tomorrow.
I am also aware that our visions and dreams must be guarded with the ferocity of a lioness protecting her cubs.
“Let one of your first decisions be to keep a closed mouth and open ears and eyes.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
When you are ready to turn your vision into reality, it is natural to want to share your excitement. It is after all momentous to move from dream to audacious belief. However, it is at this critical juncture when the dream killers and vision thieves lie in wait ready to sink your ship before it ever leaves the port.
These slayers are armed with grenades of doubt and swords with poisonous tips of opinions. You unknowingly enter battle without the armor of decisive decision and the attackers level the lethal blow before you leave the gates of desire.
Your greatest weapon against this evil is silence. Share your dreams and visions with a trusted few. You will need the support of your spouse but think carefully who else is allowed into the inner sanctum. Your friends and family, though well meaning can launch the fiercest attacks, knowing your weak spots better than any stranger.
Gather a small but mighty band of support that will hold you accountable for your own belief, even as they cheer you on to victory.
Have you ever faced the dream killers and vision thieves? How did you handle it?