Friday, October 19, 2007

BUILD YOUR DREAM DAY BY DAY (a test blog post)

I know what it’s like at times when you feel that nothing seems to work or happen, that everything you’ve done feels like all going down the drain. I know what impatience is like. It’s like tying your shoe lace but your fingers won’t cooperate…like it has a life of its own. That feeling can be so frustrating when pursuing a dream. Feeling that way restricts your vision to seeing potential and curbs it down to feeling ‘I’ve lost it’. Wearisome thought. How it can gnaw at our reserves of courage, strength, determination, energy. It eats it all up wholesale.

In many instances in life, we often find ourselves stuck in a situation like that. The first thing that comes to mind is to hide in your room, sit on the bed, and stare down at your feet - Nope, no clues to be found there whatsoever. I guess a dejected person always looks down, hangs down his head or bows down – a message of complete surrender to whatever it is that confronts him and has won over him.

We have our dreams big and small cuddled close in our hearts. All we want and hope for is to do something great for ourselves or for the people we love. Just like a hopeful and excited fresh graduate who would head off to the big city to try his luck there. But the big city, as often it does, can be like an ugly ogre who can and will rip up weak hearts to pieces dashing dreams to the ground.

Then eventually we lose the will to fight as courage drains out of us like a broken faucet its water running wildly out. Sure enough the next thing that we do is we take down our bags, pack our things, and take the first plane home -- Defeated.

But wait and listen.

‘This is just one day of the many more days you will be having in your journey towards your goal. So do what you must do-- today. Whatever it is, big or small, do it and when you’re through at the end of this day, rest!. When the morning comes, you will do it again. And in every day that follows it – over and over and over till your eyes drop.

A carpenter hammers at a nail several times with sure firm strokes before the nail finally sinks into the wood, right? That’s how you follow a dream – you doggedly follow it one day at a time for many days, weeks, months, or years until you finally get there. See yourself as bubbling waters running through both calm and rugged terrain and river beds stopping for no one or nothing – just rolling along happily until it gets home to the sea.

Time isn’t the main thing here; it is your effort that goes into building your dream which counts. Work at it with sure deliberate steps one piece at a time, one step at a time --day by day. Just hammer at it with everything you’ve got and take it one day to the next. You’ll get there maybe even sooner than you think. Oh by the way, trust God too cause He’s right there hammering with you. ’

"You will achieve a grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day -- not long and difficult projects, but chores that will take you, step by step, toward your rainbow. Write them down, if you must, but limit your list so that you won't have to drag today's undone matters into tomorrow. Remember that you cannot build your pyramid in twenty-four hours. Be patient. Never allow your day to become so cluttered that you neglect your most important goal -- to do the best you can, enjoy this day, and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished." -(Og Mandino)


  1. hey this looks great.. wanted to be the first to post a comment.. and looks like i am .. so when is the whole blog shifting here.. i am sure blogger much more reliable than O3!!!

  2. Yup, the first one. :-) Oh boy, that will take probably a week or two (?) lol thanks for helping me get here.

    And thanks for the chat we had today. Take care. God bless you!

  3. By the way, this first blog post is a test post for this new site. It's lifted from my other blog. Let's see what happens. :-)

  4. .. does God ever say no, in his own way i think he makes us say no to our irrational demands, he has his way of making us see the right from wrong, the only condition, we should be ready and willing to see the wrong from the right and reject the wrong. been there so can talk from experience :)!!!!

    On a finer note it looks like you have made urslf at home here, glad you dropped by and decided to stay. but would still say.. the colour is great but white would have looked better :)

  5. :-) Yup, I agree to your take on the subject, Mark. In fact, there would be several points of view on that I'm sure. lol But hey, I love blue -- it's my favorite color. :-) Feels like being up there in the blue, blue skies above. :-)

  6. Oh, at this point in the blog, I am still playing with the colors. Haven't really made up my mind on one. But I will stay close to my favorite hues. Until I decide on one, don't be surprised with the frequent wardrobe changes lols! :-) See yah!


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