As a kid, I used to dream about different cool inventions and imagined how I would use them. Since my imagination allowed me free reign, I had race cars, moon rockets, and of course my own private jet that I could fly in. Since I was in control, I created my own world. Unfortunately, mom or dad would call, and all of the cool things got put aside for awhile. However, the next day they were back. Dreams were BIG for me as a child.
As an adult, most of those dreams were put by the wayside. I went to work, did my job, and really lived in someone else’s world. For many years, I didn’t feel like I had much control at all. Reality was way too strong.
It all changed for me in 2003, when speaker Sarano Kelley, asked me a for word question: What Time Is It?
Those four little words got me to thinking. I was wasting my life away with someday maybes, and putting my dreams on hold… until tomorrow…which never came.
Sarano taught me a simple lesson. You can only do something today, and you can only take action now.
Those four little words changed my life. At the end of that conference I set some 90 day goals, and saw a real change almost immediately. In three months I lost over 26 pounds, took on a leadership position, and started to dream again.
From that simple beginning, I developed a love of learning. I started reading personal development books and listening to them on audio. Each one gave me new insights. New possibilities.
In 2005, I started to blog and in 2008, I started writing fiction.
This craft of writing gave me an outlet for my dreams.
The more I wrote, the more they came true.
I know one thing for certain…
You have dreams too.
But now what…
How do you make them real?
How can you take a dream and make it reality?
That is truly the secret of reading, writing, and creating.
When you take your knowledge and add to it the collective wisdom of others in your field, and then mix it with your dreams, you have a recipe to truly change the world. To do this takes passion and a whole bunch of courage. People will tell you it can’t be done. Obstacles will come, and defeats will happen. But if you persevere, things will change. Your ideas will spread. The world will be a different place.
All because you took the first step. You set a goal, read a book, wrote a plan… and you took some action.
Action… to make your dream come true!
What time is it? The time is now.