“You cannot dream yourself into a character, you must hammer and forge yourself into one.”
– James Anthony Froude, English historian
We sometimes hope for a quick-fix that will resolve our problems, and dream of how our future lives would look. If only we could find that magic bullet!
Dreaming is important, as is having a vision. But neither comes to pass without the work it takes to realize our dreams.
The great leaders and people of our time had dreams and shared their visions. To realize those visions, though, they all worked hard, and put in tremendous effort over many years. These people of character have the bumps, bruises and calluses to show for it.
Here is a secret: Find something of extraordinary value and meaning in your life. Pursue something you truly love to do, and you will enjoy the process.
What do you envision and dream about that would be worth a lifetime of hard labor?