Friday, February 1, 2008


I have quite a good number of young people in their twenties as online friends in my blog. They’re wonderful people ambitious with dreams, hopes, and aspirations in making it big and good in life -- Typical of the young and restless. There’s no difference between the young then and now whether rich or poor, educated or not. Ambition and dreams are equalizers of men. The only difference, if it be called such, perhaps is in the size of their dreams. Some dream small, others dream big. Whatever its size though dreams will always take them on wings of flight, grandeur, magnificence, adventure, quest, experience which they would certainly be missing if they simply chose to stand on the sidelines content with their lot. You can’t reach for the stars on your butt.

But to those who do, they should also be reminded that ‘haste makes waste’. The surest thing to breaking a dream is to pursue it with impatience and anxiety. They should know that a good thing needs correspondingly good nurturing. Nurturing isn't a hurry-up thing but a slow steady consistent stream of care diligence and attention. And that takes a bit of time or lots of it. Yet it’s getting there that provides the learning, thrill, adventure, and satisfaction. …Sometimes even more than when you have reached your goal.

Pursuing a dream also may go in two different directions – you either make it or you don’t. It’s either success or failure. This will separate the the men from the boys. How success or failure is handled defines that person very well. But you know what, even if you don’t reach the stars at all… when you fail and fall --- you’ll still be falling among the starry firmament. What better company could you ever get?!! – a company of star chasers, go-getters, dreamers, big minds and big hearts.

"When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but
you won't come up with a handful of mud either."

-Leo Burnett, American Marketing Expert

So go for it; don’t let anyone stop you.
Aim for the stars; it's worth the chase and journey...and the dream!


  1. oh ho!...
    thats the post...Ellen!
    i am going for it...r u?
    u? u? and u there?
    go for it...

  2. :-) and I am not surprised, Amit, cos you're one who would! You're not one who'd buckle down easily from a challenge. I wish you the best of luck and with prayers for your success. Regards to your family. May God bless you all!

  3. Hey Ellen,
    Awesome post as usual! This is a message that all of todays youth need to here, too often they either have no vision/plan/goal or they don't want to work for it. We have a lot of people with the false attitude of entitlement like they don't have to work for anything. and it is sad.

    But you message is for older people also you are never to old to work on your dreams, plans. or goals!

    Blessings to you & yours!

  4. Regina! it's always a huge pleasure and delight to see you here. I'm glad that you remember to come visiting when you can. Thank you, dear friend.

    These days have been quite busy following up papers and stuff. But I expect things will settle down soon and I would be able to resume visiting blogs again on a regular basis.

    What I try to do is snatch time away from these things and do a blog post now and then. Sometimes one gets a certain push to write lols. I'm sure you know what I mean.

    Take care, thanks for this lovely visit and message. God bless you and your loved ones.


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