Monday, January 18, 2016

Motivational Monday: Find your dream and live it

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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Disclaimer: I am not an expert, but the advice dispensed here has been researched or is something that has worked for me in the past.  Proceed at your own risk...

When it comes to someone motivational, it's hard to overlook the words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  And since today is MLK Day, I thought it would be nice to honor and remember the man who made such a huge difference in this country more than 50 years ago.

Of course when Dr. King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 he was talking about racial equality. King, like so many during the Civil Rights movement, wanted a better life for future generations.  They wanted to "not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."  It's something I believe is still a work in progress in this country.

Since then, the speech has been used to help others explore their own dreams., no matter what others may think.  The movement was about equal rights for men and women of different colors and religions.  But I think Dr. King's legacy also has empowered all of us to make a difference.  That change begins one person at a time. 

If you pursue your dreams, you're taking a step in the right direction.  Even if you don't achieve success right away, it's important to keep moving forward.  That positive action can help change others too.  Never underestimate the influence that a few positive (and unfortunately) negative actions or comments can have on others.  Find your dream and live it, no matter how foolish it may seem to others.  Believe in yourself first and others will follow.  

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