Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.
– Norman Vincent Peale
If I gained nothing else other than believing in the idea of endless possibilities from my LeaderShape experience, I’ll still be happy… except I gained much more. Each morning, the quotes I receive from LeaderShape in my inbox usher me to a new day where anything is possible. Today is no different, and I thought I’d share.
I have said a lot on this blog about possibilities, and it’s fascinating to me to find out that there is always still a lot more to say about this topic.
Just a few hours ago, I was watching the movie Scarface for the very first time. The reaction to that might be,
o_0 …okay? And how does that relate to a blog about dreams?
And you would be justified for having that reaction!
I am yet to finish the movie, but with the first few scenes I’ve watched, I can easily deduce that Tony Montana (like so many others who leave their countries for one reason or the other) is caught up in the chase towards the American – wait for it – Dream.
To achieve this American Dream, people sacrifice and do so many things (sometimes unquestionable!) Dare I say Tony Montana is no different, except that he chose the much more grittier path.
The question is, “what are you willing to sacrifice to make your dreams come true?”
I was only about 40 something minutes into the movie when I stopped (thought I’d retire to bed for the night. I didn’t, here I am still writing this at 12:47 AM) and might I add, I stopped at a scene that captures the essence of what it means to be a dreamer. It surely resonates to the dreamer in me by reminding me the difference between being content and settling.
Dreamers never settle (and especially not for less than what is possible – and it is if you can dream it!)
I’ll leave you with the clip of the scene in question:
Manny: “I say, be happy with what you got.”
Tony: “You be happy. Me, I want what’s coming to me.”
Manny: “Oh, well what’s coming to you, Tony?”
Tony: “The world, Chico, …And everything in it.”
“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” – Rumi
I’ve found myself growing in my fascination for the words of Rumi, a 13th century poet and mystic. Above is one of the many amazing things he said. You know this already. You and I, we both do… but there is no harm in reminding ourselves. We forget ever too often. We lose sight of our own greatness. The words of Marianne Williamson speak to My Deepest Fear, as well as yours, that It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Maybe it’s time to start embracing our fears. By so doing, we learn to use our wings and fly to the land of our dreams.
Let me start by saying this:
I love YouTube
And yes, you can quote me. There are amazing things I’ve found while (you saw it coming) “exploring” this site – music, poetry, funny videos, pranks, and the list is endless…
Anyways, I was in the library last Monday listening to music, when I was interrupted by one of those annoying ads, …except this one wasn’t. That rarely happens, but I’ve had moments where I was able to come across an ad clip that redirects my focus, or takes me to a world I haven’t explored before.
This clip was one of such. And it’s beautiful. The clips begins, accompanied by beautiful orchestration playing in the background, with these words:
“I think it’s human nature to want to explore, to find your line and go beyond it…”
It speaks to the heart of all of us who identify as dreamers, it speaks of the ART OF POSSIBILITY.
And it ends with these words:
“The only limit is the one you set yourself”
I said somewhere on this blog, that:
“Possibilities are endless…hence there is no limit. When next you hear someone say “the sky is the limit”, I give you permission from now on to give them a open palm slap across their face…”
At only a minute, enjoy the clip below: