I sent the editor of Funny Times a submission and said, “Hope your summer was all play and no work. One can dream, right?”
“Dreaming should qualify as a minor in higher education, Jackie.” She said.
My reply, “Hear, all ye good people, hear what this brilliant and eloquent speaker has to say!” Or in short, “Hear! Hear!” It’s the dreamers who rock the world.
- Albert Einstein-Provided empirical evidence for the atomic theory, proposed the general theory of relativity, E =mc2, and also influenced philosophy, visual arts, and literature.
- Warren Buffet is the American dream realized. He’s successful and still has friends.
- Oprah Winfrey said, “The biggest adventure you can take is live the life of your dreams.” And she did.
- Walt Disney was once rejected by a publishing house for lacking imagination.
- Kalpana Chawla dreamt of being an astronaut and was the first woman of Indian origin to go on a space mission.
- Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein was inspired by a dream/nightmare.
Whether an accomplishment comes to you in a dream or you dream of accomplishing something, here’s the thing about successful dreamers: the dreamers work hard to follow up their dreams or to achieve their dream.
Scientists prove their theories. Entrepreneurs hustle and bustle from obscurity to make it to the top. Imaginers imagine in new ways. Astronauts study and train. Writers write. Editors edit.
If you dream of all play and no work, you’re not going to rock the world. But for dreams to qualify as a minor in higher education, do the work to make those dreams reality. Then when your name is spoken people will shout, hear! hear!
If you don’t want to listen to me, listen to Mr. Einstein.
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”
“Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work.”