Harriet Tubman reminds us that “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Now if you know the story of Harriet Tubman, you’d know that she encountered a tremendous amount of challenges while chasing her dream of freeing slaves. She risked her life and her freedom many times by returning to the place where she was once a slave to free her family and friends. To accomplish her dreams she had to abandon people and places. She took tremendous risks and led hundreds of people to freedom. She made her mark in history and was widely known and respected.
Now as I consider my own journey to chasing my dreams I realize it is no way as dangerous for me as it was for Harriet Tubman and as I study her journey to achieving her dreams, I realize just how minuscule my fears are. As I compare my challenges to hers, it almost makes me embarrassed that I consider my small fears crippling. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever thought that your fears were so huge and when you considered what other people were facing you were grateful that your giants weren’t as huge?
Fear and doubt keeps us from fulfilling our goals and dreams. Fear and doubt are dream killers! I’ve been to that place where I thought I couldn’t get over how big an obstacle was until I actually stepped back from it and looked at it from the outside in instead of from the inside out. The change in perspective always helped me to realize that the mountain wasn’t as big as I thought and that with a proper plan of action I could emerge victorious.
Do you have a plan for successfully achieving your goals and dreams? Many people do not believe that they need a plan but a plan is necessary. What are the steps you will need to take to make your dreams reality? What is your plan for overcoming setbacks and disappointments? How detailed is your growth plan? Who are the key people you need on your side? Who are you allowing to influence you? How are you setting a firm foundation?
Achieving your goals and dreams are possible. Harriet Tubman had the dream of freeing slaves in a time when most people thought freedom was impossible. Yet with determination, a plan, the correct resources, fortitude and courage she was able to do just what she set out to. So can you!
Would you like some tips on how to begin? If so join me this Wednesday August 2nd 2017 on Facebook Live as I discuss how to chase your dreams. Here is the link www.facebook.com/Duquesa-D-Dean-Group-of-Companies-1060079210719538/.
See you then!