We Need To Dream

We Need To Dream

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions, small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain 

Have you ever asked a child what he/she wants to when they grow up and they answer a list of occupations? “I want to be an artist, an astronaut AND a doctor!”

We might smile and say something like “that’s great,” or “good for you.”

But if your friend said even one of those things at age, oh, thirty-four, you’d brush it aside, laugh and say something like, “what, are you kidding?”

Our dreams are akin to a form of emotional oxygen; we need them to breathe, to survive.

Know anyone who always points out the flaws in your plans? I call ‘em soul-suckers—they’ll suck your dreams down the vortex of their own past disappointments.

People brush aside your dreams and ambitions for two reasons, basically: they’re afraid for you (don’t want to see you disappointed) or they’re afraid of you; your dreams remind them of how they’ve forsaken their own.

Either way, when people belittle you too often, or for too long, maybe it’s time to get some new friends.

Hang out with folks who help you breathe.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” ~Harriet Tubman



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About
Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

When your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more easily and collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses. They are the result of Emotional Intelligence in action.

More details can be found in my recent best seller with co-author Jennifer Eggers:
Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back

The power of resilience within organizations and can transform an average company into a powerhouse. Yet, even in times of rapid disruptive change, there is no manual for building resilient organizations. This book is that manual.

“If you  want to build more resilience intentionally—personally and professionally—read this book.”
~
Fran Karamousis, Chief  of Research, Gartner

 

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