“Deep within each heart,
There lies a magic spark,
That lights the fire of our imagination…
Your mind will take you far,
The rest is just pure heart,
You’ll find your fate is all your own creation.”
Lyrics from The Power of the Dream by Celine Dion
Dreams are those magic sparks. Let’s get a visual. Camp fire… wait, back up. In order to have a camp fire, you need to start with a spark. Before the spark, you spend time gathering some extra small, dry pieces of tinder; maybe some dry leaves or grass, anything that will easily catch the spark. Okay, now you are ready to start a fire. Start small by using flint and steel. That first small spark lands on the tinder and this is just the beginning. If you’ve ever started a fire this way, you know that you need to take great care to keep that spark going and nurse it into a small flame. Once you have the small flame, the journey doesn’t end. You are now on your way to a great camp fire.
Dreams are those magic sparks. Those magic sparks are the start of a roaring fire. In other words, dreams when nursed and cared for become roaring fires. You wouldn’t start a fire unless you plan to take care of it and watch it grow, make it strong and bright. Same with your dreams ~ although they start as a spark, a flicker in your soul ~ take care of them, nurse them, feed them, watch them grow! The more you commit to feeding them, the more real and alive they become.
Go back to your camp fire ~ you wouldn’t have a camp fire if you started with your flint and steel and a large piece of oak. Same with your dream ~ start small. Commit to doing something small each day to bring you closer to your dream. In one week, you’ll be seven actions closer. In one month, you’ll be 30 actions closer. In one year you’ll be 365 actions closer.
“There’s so much strength in all of us,
Every woman, child and man,
It’s the moment that you think you can’t,
You’ll discover that you can.”