In this world, we all have dreams.
Maybe your dream is to be the best at something in school or work. Maybe its sports, music or even the arts or to make the trip somewhere in the world that you’ve been thinking about for years or to improve your financial situation, social skills, find that special someone or to get into great shape.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep your dreams alive and at other times your dreams can remain as ‘daydreams’ for far too long. One of the biggest reasons why we don’t fulfill our dreams is this: Not having enough money and time to do it. Don’t let money be the reason why you’re not going after your dreams.
If you talk and talk about your dream and then loudly complain how it will never manifest, then you’re putting too much energy into a dream that will probably never come true. If you make excuses why you can’t share your spiritual gifts the way you want to, then you are wasting your time. Bury your dream and then go live your miserable life. But, just because you don’t think anyone will notice, doesn’t mean it won’t have a significant impact.
A wise person once said "The tragedy of life is not death but what let die inside of us" while we're still alive we think we’re the victims but we should be the suspects because it seems we’ve killed more dreams than rejection. We’ve given our ambitions a life long sentence it's trapped deep inside of us and make no sense. It's been locked for so long. We’ve even forgotten its name everything we do today feels like its all the same.
Our dream is like a prisoner trapped within us. A vacant listener, lacking all vision until someone comes and says – "you don’t see your potential." It's like we all need our intervention. A moment with a mentor, a coach or a guide.The type that sparks a light deep inside our mind and then ask us, “What’s your passion?”. We shrug it off and say "that stuff doesn’t happen." and then they push us a little further, probe us to think deeper. They’re always focused on helping us find the hope inside of ourselves.
Let me ask you, would you let someone who had incredible potential die right next to you? You would never do that so why do we let them die right inside of us? That’s why the missing link is a coach. A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear and has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you've always known you can be.
Some of us get given people, some of us get given lessons but all of us get given moments to change the trajectory of our lives we can’t imagine Kobe Bryant without Phil Jackson. We can’t imagine Tom Brady without Alex Guerrero. It's not about what we take, it's about what we leave behind.
Maya Angelou said, "people will forget what you said, they’ll forget what you did but they’ll never forget how you made them feel."
Picasso said that "the meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away."
Coaches can be found in books, mentors can be found in schools, guides will be found throughout life. We don’t have to be in the same room to understand their point of view. We don’t have to know them for them to show you the way. We just have to have the burning desire to learn. Behind every great person is a coach we may not even know a name we may not recognize a face we may a lot of people have gone further than they thought because someone thought that they could.