A Time To Awake


What has become of your fondest dreams?

If you were guaranteed success, what would dare to attempt?

We all have dreams, deep inside?those moments when we take a voyage in our imagination, into a world where everything was possible. A world where fear is a strange concept, limits are non-existent and we are at peace with ourselves.

How come our dreams remain just that?dreams?

Why are we stuck in jobs we hate, held bound by the fear of the unknown, if we dare to stand up and walk away?

Every new day seems to take us farther away from our dream. Sometime we get so caught up in the rat race; our dreams seem like a distant memory. Little by little we let our dreams die.

How come our biggest dreams don't come true?

The answer is not a profound revelation from the east, culled from wisdom of the ancients. It is so simple; you begin to wonder why it skipped you all these years.

Our dreams simply don't come true because we keep on sleeping after dreaming. We don't wake up, get out of bed, and do something about it. The best dreams come to pass when you are awake?

Sometimes we actually wake up and take one giant leap for mankind. Then we plummet back to earth, lick our wounds, convince ourselves that it is not feasible, and promptly go back to sleep. Sometime we give it a second or third shot, before we say goodbye and return to status quo avenue. Well, we gave our best shot?

For some, we keep snoring away hoping that one day; we will awaken to a glorious dawn. Oh Happy day! We hope that a unique set of circumstances will propel us to the fulfillment of our dreams. We will simply happen to be at the right place at the right time, and the rest is history?

I had always dreamed of becoming a best-selling author. I wanted to make a home in the serene countryside, close to nature, for inspiration to write my masterpieces, and travel the world with my family in-between.

On the strength of my dreams, I embarked on my first writing project, a fiction novel way back 1982. A year and two rejection slips later, I embarked on another fiction novel. That project got abandoned as I gained admission to college to study Engineering.

How did I end up reading engineering?

I was good in science subjects and I gave a kiss of life to many abandoned electrical and mechanical appliances that my parents had given up on. Conclusion, this boy is an engineer! To make it more compelling, present day realities then dictated that only professionals stood a fighting chance of getting a jobs: sweeter still, it will make my parents mighty proud. To drive the point home, my brother-in-law read Mechanical Engineering, and was doing very well. Don't I aspire to be like him? It was an ironclad case. The world of everyday reality was closer than my field of dreams. He, who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day. In 1984, I shoved my dreams into a bottom drawer and proceeded to college

My dreams lay dormant for almost 20years. December 2001, I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I woke up big time. I have been awake ever since then. I am not yet a best selling author, but I am definitely edging my way there, one step at a time, one day at a time.

The only way our dreams can come true, is when we start doing something about it. Start with a baby step, one tiny step after another. With time, you will be amazed how far you had gone. The more steps you take in the direction of your dreams, the bolder you become. Soon you start seeing shafts of light at the end of the tunnel. The closer you get, the more feasible it becomes. Gradually, your fears begin to ebb away. Taking the first step is a scary business. You can determine the magnitude and direction of that first step. Some folks grab the bull by the horn, quit their day job, and go for it. Others keep their day jobs, and moonlight at sun down, till they get to the point they can comfortably fire their boss. For others still, it means a change of career.

Whichever route you take to the land of your dreams, the starting point is waking up, and doing something. Then keep on keeping on. It is only a matter of time. You will get there?

Usiere Uko is the webmaster of the Financial Freedom Inspiration website and editor of the monthly Financial Freedom Inspiration Newsletter, a free ezine to inspire you to exit the rat race and fulfill your God given dreams. To subscribe or visit the site, please click on the URL below. www.financial-freedom-inspiration.com">http://www.financial-freedom-inspiration.com


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