Is there something that you felt you can’t accomplish because it’s just such enormous undertaking?
Is there something that you imagined so colorful but so unattainable?
Is there something you wanted so badly that you’re too anxious to make the first step because you’re scared of being rejected?
Well, in anything that we create, it all starts with a dream, an imagination.
I’m sure you remember the 2008 Presidential campaign’s energizing motto, “Yes, we can!”
I keep chanting, “Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!” – so can we?
Did you know that a NASA scientist, Lonnie G. Johnson, invented the super soaker?
I can imagine him one sunny afternoon playing with the garden water hose and the kids, and then an idea came to his mind, “Wait a second, I think I can make something more portable than this!”
What about that inventor from the movie, “A Flash of Genius”. All he needed was one very rainy day, desire and imagination to create the intermittent windshield wiper. It wasn’t a smooth ride, but he did it and he fought for it!
Every undertaking starts with an idea. Now to make that idea into a success, one has to work diligently on it to see its completion. It’ll be a superbly lucky day if we don’t encounter any bumps, but hey, who says it’ll be easy?
You have to have the passion, the drive, the determination to see it through.
So..."Why, oh why can't I?
I have this big dream and I can’t wait for it to happen. I have insecurities on how to go about it. I worry about the entire “what-ifs” scenario, but that just magnifies the rejection. So I have to focus on the positive and realize that someday, my dreams will come true.
As my wise 8yo once told me on one of our walk to school,
“Mom, dreams do come true – and not only in Disney!”