Sunday, July 12, 2009
To all Dreamers...
For the past few weeks, I struggled with a decision whether or not to pursue something that is very important to me. My ultimate dream as a professional, is to attend law school and one day advocate for women and children in family courts and public policy. I have been blessed with the opportunity to attend law school this Fall, despite many odds. Yet, until this past week, I was not sure that I was ready for a number of reasons. However, today, I decided that I will step out on faith and pursue my dreams.
Therefore, I am posting these quotes to encourage the dreamers:
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." --Harriet Tubman
"No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to flee and fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams." --Jesse Jackson
"All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them." --Walt Disney
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." --Maya Angelou
"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. " --Langston Hughes
"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."--Christopher Reeve
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
" I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved!" --Robert Schuller
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've always imagined." --Henry David Thoreau
And my all-time favorite:
"Pray that God will not let you miss your destiny. Ask him not to let you hope for things that are not part of his plan for you life. Listen to his voice and attune your heart to his spirit so that when he speaks you will know it and know what you must do to see your own dream being birthed into being." --T.D. Jakes