A good friend gave me a book called The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. You have probably heard about it. Randy Pausch is the professor who wrote about his last months while suffering from pancreatic cancer.
I enjoy the book most because Dr. Pausch emphasizes the benefits of dreaming and achieving dreams – not the kind you have while you’re asleep – but the kind that we should spend our lives accomplishing. Dr. Pausch’s dream was to be an imaginer. He had a student who dreamed of working on Star Wars films. Guess what? They both achieved their dreams. You can too.
My dream was to own my own business. I encourage you to follow your dreams. Write down your goals that will help you achieve your dream. Better yet, I challenge you to share your dreams with others.
If you have dreams to be financially successful, to retire young and travel the world, or to be a philanthropist, talk to your financial advisor. Find someone you trust who will walk you through the financial process – from starting a budget to investing in stock. Don’t have one? Ask your friends, family, or trusted attorney to refer someone. You will never regret dreaming big dreams and achieving. “Most of the things worth doing in this world had been declared impossible before they were done.” Louis D. Brandeis.