Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great acupuncturist, Jessica Mueller.
“Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.” – Tom Clancy
A college professor prepared a test for his soon-to-be-graduating seniors. The test questions were divided into three categories and the students were instructed to choose questions from only one of the categories. The first category of questions was the hardest and worth fifty points. The second, which was easier, was worth forty points. The third, the simplest, was worth thirty points.
Upon completion of the test, students who had chosen the hardest fifty-point questions were given As. The students who had chosen the forty-point questions received Bs. Those who settled for the easiest thirty-pointers were given Cs.
The students were frustrated with the grading of their papers and asked the professor what he was looking for. The professor leaned over the podium, smiled, and explained, “I wasn’t testing your book knowledge. I was testing your aim.”
-Speaker’s Sourcebook II
So the key is to have such big dreams and goals that we push ourselves beyond our limits. We live in a society of “just doing enough to get by” and by staying in our comfort zones, we do not acheive greatness.
You can either be like everyone else and just “get by” or you can aim to become something extraordinary. The choice is yours.
Thanks for reading.