Whose Dream Are You Living?

What do you think of when you hear the word “dream?” When was the last time you were caught daydreaming? It’s not uncommon to catch a child daydreaming (especially in school). Unfortunately, as adults, daydreaming is something we rarely do anymore.  Maybe we get too distracted by the realities of life. Maybe we forget how to daydream. One thing is certain: We forget how important it is to spend time daydreaming. 

Bob Seger

Bob Seger

In his classic song Against the Wind, Bob Seger sings:

                                                                     “Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then” 

When we are young and naïve, we believe almost anything is possible. As adults, we’ve spent years learning how to place limitations on what we can imagine. But,  we still see revolutionary products and cutting-edge business ideas being created every year? How is it that certain adults still have the ability to dream? 

Fred Smith

Fred Smith

Fred Smith, founder of FedEx, was given a “C” on his college paper outlining his plan for the business because his professor told him the idea of overnight shipping was unrealistic. Most people would have agreed that the idea was too far-fetched. But Fred Smith was a daydreamer and refused to listen to the naysayers.  Today, there are over 300,000 people employed by FedEx. That’s 300,000 people turning Fred Smith’s dream into a reality. 

The question is: Whose dream are you living—yours…or someone else’s? It’s not too late to start daydreaming!

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