In the Presence of Greatness

A really wise person once explained to me the difference between dreams and success.  Quietly I listened as their words echoed and permeated my being. 
“We all dream” they said.  “This is universal.  The point that differentiates the visionaries from the leaders is their ability to leap.  They are the ones that believe in themselves enough to allow their dreams to become a reality.”  And as their words filled the room, I knew that I was in the presence of greatness; I knew it was one of those moments where I wouldn’t walk away the same person.  And I knew I had a few things I had to achieve.
Great philosophers and thinkers are all around us, if we take the time to listen and to really digest the thoughts.  When I say that I mean apply the thinking to our own lives and have the courage to weave hypothesis into habit.
For some time I sat with my dreams; those far off distant places and unlikely scenarios for my life that for so long I had held captive within my imagination.  Carefully, I began to deconstruct the meticulous architecture of my mind and allowed the dreams to drizzle in to my reality.  One by one they slipped from this segregated space into the forefront of my path and the road that I wanted to wander took an unsuspecting spiral.    
For too long, I had been living safely within the confines that I had created.  Granted, the world around me had not helped; but, the truth was I was holding myself captive in the life I lived.  I had bound my own being and I knew that I was the only one that could set me free. 
It takes a great risk to climb and deconstruct the walls between dreams and reality; but it is such a greater risk to simply peer over to place you have decided you will never see.
We challenge you to take a look at that list that we know presides with you and ask yourself this: What am I waiting for?
In the pursuit of dreams, you may just find that the only risk in life is never really living it.  And perhaps, the greatest presence you will ever meet is yourself.
With Gratitude,
Rob and Jacq
Authors of “The Letters of Gratitude” 

Rob and Jacq