â€œDEAR children, you have a right to dream. Wherever there are dreams, there is joy, Jesus is always present. Because Jesus is joy, and he wants to help us to feel that joy every day of our livesâ€. These were the words of Pope Francis when he addressed Kids from Our Lady Queen of Angels School in New York.
Pope Francis also told the children that they must keep dreaming. He also challenged them to emulate Unites States civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Pope Francis said: â€œVery near here is a very important street named after a man who did a lot for other people. I want to talk a little bit about him. He was the Reverend Martin Luther King. One day he said, â€œI have a dreamâ€. His dream was that many children, many people could have equal opportunities. His dream was that many children like you could get an education.
It is beautiful to have dreams and to be able to fight for them. Today we want to keep dreaming. We celebrate all the opportunities which enable you, and us adults, not to lose the hope of a better world with greater possibilities. I know that one of the dreams of your parents and teachers is that grow up and be happy.â€
Dreams are necessary. Without dreams, there will be no ambition to chase. There will be no goal to reach. We will all be nothing without dreams. It is like following an invisible shadow. It is a dreadful [wild] goose chase. We must know what we want to do and follow that ambition.
Dreams create bigger goals. Dreams are very important in life. They motivate, inspire, improve and help in achieving any goal that you want to achieve. It is the most important thing in life and without dreams, we will be nowhere.
Dreams are our ambitions. Dreams are one of the most powerful tools we use to create positive change in the world. Without dreams people aiming at a better future, innovation would end and progress would falter.
Dreams are one of the most powerful tools that can guarantee success in life. Dreams help to develop a positive attitude. Success begins when you adopt a positive attitude towards everything you encounter. This means only allowing positive and empowering thoughts in your mind even when common sense says otherwise.
Dreams help to develop and run your script. As you dream big you are likely to become more open to new opportunities and ideas as you develop new pathways to turn such dreams into reality.
The bigger your dreams are the more motivated you will become and the more you will open up to prosperity as well as abundance in your life.
Dreaming would assist you in knowing what you want and ask for it. This is one of the important aspects on how to develop a winning mindset. It is important to be aware of what you want and be very clear about it.
Unless you know what you want to do not, expect the universe to give it to you. You ask for what you want by visualising, writing or praying. Just ensure that you create a blue print of what you want in your mind and then transmit it to the universe.
Lastly, dreams enable you to develop the power of positive thinking. The power of positive thinking is exactly what it sounds like. By thinking positive thoughts, you can influence yourself to make things happen. This technique involves reaching into yourself and changing your thought processes.
So keep on dreaming.
The author is president of Zambian Society for Public Administration and Society for Family Business.