No, that's not an original... That is an old African Proverb.
Not sure if you can relate or not but I've found it sadly true in my life so many times.
I absolutely hate to admit this. This sign was to remind me to get off of my butt and start working on these things that I called my dreams.
I dreamed. I hoped. I wished. I prayed. I studied. I spoke about it....
But then somewhere inside of me, I didn't feel like my dreams were attainable. As a matter of fact, I felt that I didn't deserve them.
Like I was an imposter.
I felt like only certain lucky people got to live their dreams and that it happened by accident.
I'm so glad my wife made this sign for me.
I share this with my team and the people that I coach all of the time.
We can have dreams that end when we wake up, or we can wake up and keep on dreaming. It's crazy how when you are working toward something, one bite at a time you can get that elephant eaten.
What's the quote by T. E. Lawrence?
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
I believe the next line following that quote was "I did this." How awesome.
As we have progressed in our journey, so has our dreams. I don't believe I'll ever "arrive" and I don't think that we are supposed to.
So I urge you. Keep dreaming big and keep working hard.
Dream big, work hard!!