Do you have a dream?
I recently visited the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. At that moment, I thought back to his ‘I have a dream’ speech that he shared during the ‘March of Washington.’ I began thinking of my dreams.
So, I want to ask you do you have a dream? Do you have a dream of sharing your story? Does this thought come to your mind multiple times a day? Have you gotten started, but keep pushing the idea to the back of your mind?
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream of freedom and equality. So I have to ask, what is your dream? What difference do you want to make in this world? People are still being touched by his words today. King committed to what he stood for, and because of that, he paved the way for so many. He made history. His legacy continues to live on. You can make an impact in the lives of others just like he did. What will your legacy be?
If one of your dreams is to write a book, what is your WHY? For some, it’s a desire to tell a great story — either true or fiction. Others long to share their unique knowledge with the world. And for some, being an author will provide credibility and access to speaking engagements or other career opportunities.
Why do you want to become an author? If the reason you want to write a book is that the idea sets your soul on fire, then that impulse is telling you something important.
If you long to write, you’re a writer. And writers need to write. Every day. If you’re a writer, write your book for you, get lost in the unfolding words.
Just like Martin Luther King, Jr. created a legacy and left his imprint on the world, you also can fulfill your dreams and create a movement in your community and in the lives that you are connected to.