“Succeed brilliantly so dreams fall like rain.” – Ada Burch
This sentence was put together at a good friends house. She had those little magnets on her refrigerator where they give you words and you create sentences. I was in her kitchen looking at the random words that were not in use and somehow that sentence came together. I even took a picture of it.
That was years ago and that little sentence has stuck with me all this time. I felt the vibrations of the meaning of those words resonate deep within me. What it means to me, is that if we work hard, work smart, have Faith and believe, then we can accomplish not only our goals, but our dreams as well. And our dreams will fall like rain. They will fall on us in such amounts that our lives will be drenched with them. We have the power to make our dreams reality, but first we must believe in ourselves and the world enough to believe that we can.
And we must surround ourselves with equally powerful and extraordinary people. I don’t mean only being friends with those who can help you. I mean surrounding yourself with positive people who believe in themselves too. That positive energy is just as contagious as the negative, so if you are going to catch something, make what can help lift you up. And when you surround yourself with those who reflect the beliefs and level of integrity that you have yourself, the magic happens. You inspire each other, you pull each other up, you cheer for each other and celebrate the success with each other.
You also celebrate the failures too. Yes, I said celebrate the failures. That is because sometimes you have to learn what doesn’t work in order to know what will. Sometimes the best lessons are learned by failures. So fail brilliantly and spectacularly if you are going to fail. At least you tried. And when we have people around us who help us see what we learned, and who refuse to let us feel sorry for ourselves (or at least don’t let us throw a pity party for long) then we get up and dust ourselves off a lot faster. Nor do we feel as timid about trying again when we have a cheering section behind us. And the success is that much sweeter when we can share it with those who have traveled with us in our trials. Friendships like that foster an environment of trust and encouragement. We help each other be strong when we are weak and brave when we are scared.
Work hard, have Faith, Pray and believe. No man is an island, so surround yourself with good fertile land of supportive , love friends. And may your dreams fall like rain.