10 Tips For Turning Dreams Into Reality

Dreams – the big and small stuff you want to accomplish in your life – are often not perceived as urgent, yet they are very important.

Do you dream?

So many of us don’t treat our own dreams with respect – like we honor and support the dreams of others.

Why is that?

Here are 10 simple tips for turning YOUR dreams into reality:

  1. Make time each day to write down your dreams.
  2. Break down those dreams in to steps, place dates on these steps and turn (or integrate) those steps in to individual business plans.
  3. Read your dreams/goals at least once a day with passion and belief in their realization
  4. Connect and share your dreams with someone – a buddy – who has your best interest at heart. Ask them to hold you accountable – in a loving way – for succeeding.
  5. Read at least 10 pages of your favorite personal development book every day.
  6. Exercise at least three times each week. Exercising allows fresh oxygen to your body feeds your inner desire to be better
  7. Become informed about dieting and develop healthy eating habits
  8. Keep in mind that you are worthy to accomplish your dreams. Many people will not pursue their dreams because they don’t feel that they are worth the effort.
  9. Don’t be afraid to fail for it is through trial and error that you will find your greatness.
  10. Finally, live YOUR dreams – not those of others. Your dreams deserve to be realized as much as anyone.

Trayvon Martin vs George Zimmerman – Is It Race or Should We Let That Go?

This evening I watched Wolf Blitzer, filling on the Anderson Cooper 360 show, interview two Black professionals about the Trayvon Martin case. The professional were Dr. Boyce Watkins and Vanderbilt law professor Carol Swain.

Professor Swain feels that when a Black male wears a hoodie, it draws unnecessary attention to them. Her philosophy seems to be that Black males should attempt to “fit in” in an effort to be accepted. She also does not feel that race is a factor. It almost sounded as though she was saying that is was Trayvon Martin’s fault for being killed – because of what he was wearing. REALLY?

She also does not support boycotting as she believes it is an outdated solution to this particular situation or problem.

Dr. Boyce seems to believe that this case is all about race. To paraphrase, if George Zimmerman had not profiled Trayvon Martin because he was Black, wearing a hoodie, and walking on the street at night – then there never would have been a situation like his death. Boyce believes it is absolutely necessary to boycott the entire city of Sanford, Florida, where this incident took place.

My questions:
Is this a race issue, or should we let go of the notion of it being about race?
Is this just another way to drudge up old wounds from this country’s past?

What is your opinion about what is really going on here?
Is the Trayvon Martin case about race – or – should we let that go?