On this day we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We remember he had a dream, and in his dream, all of us are seen as equal and are treated as equals. He worked toward his dream by fighting PEACEFULLY for the civil rights of African-Americans.
His dream was once considered to be impossible. After all, a dream is often seen as just that…a dream. However, Dr. King believed in his dream. And, through peaceful protests his dream became our dream.
To make his dream come true, Dr. King took action. He also failed many, many times. The odds were absolutely against him. However, he remained committed to his dream, which enabled him learn from his failures while continuing to act.
Dr. King was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. His dream, actions, and commitment also brought about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And even after his death, he is remembered on a federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. His dream, our dream, is now a reality.
What is your dream? Is your dream about improving your own health and fitness? Is your dream to live your life with less stress in order to be a better parent, friend, sibling, or partner? Is your dream to improve your quality of life by reducing or eliminating your back and shoulder pain? Is your dream to start doing yoga?
Whatever your dream is, believe in it. When you believe in your dream you will bring that dream to life. You will also notice others believing in your dream. They will march next to you, show up for you, and encourage you.
Take action in order to make your dream a reality. Begin by writing your dream on a piece of paper. Follow by showing up for yourself and your dream. Go to class or get online. Study, ask questions, and seek feedback.
Commit to the act of making your dream come true. Don’t act one time. Take action many times. And as you act, have patience. Nothing happens over night, however a lot happens over time.
Finally, don’t be afraid to fail. You hit a roadblock. So what? Learn from that experience. Understand that obstacles are necessary. Continue to believe in your dream despite the odds.
Let the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remind us that dreams do come true when one believes, acts, and commits. Follow his example, as well as the actions before and after him. Make your dreams come true.