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It's possible…

17 August 2012, 14:38

It`s possible…

When I was still a kid, I always fantasized to be an Electrical Engineer but I never pursued that route and it only appears to me now. As a result, I thought it will be indispensable that I relief others not to be like me. Don`t get me erroneous, I am blissful with my life. If you go around probing kids, what they want to be when they grow up, what is their dreams you might come across diverse dreamers however, as these kids grow up, the is a sudden conversion not all but mostly. The query is; who`s been dumping on your dreams? Who`s been telling you that it is impossible?

Horus Rackham went to the president of the Nation saving bank in 1903 and ask advice about making an investment. He heard of a new company called Ford Motor Company and he was thinking about investing five thousand dollars. The president of the bank was a very trusted financial advisor at the time and said “the horse is here to stay, automobiles are just the novelty”. Rackham invested five thousand dollars anyhow, several years later; he sold it for twelve million dollars. The query is; who`s been dumping on your dreams? Whose been telling you that you can`t do it? Who`s been telling you that it is impossible?

In 1962, Deco records had an opportunity to sign a new musical group, but the President of Deco records said after hearing the band play “we don`t like that sound, group with guitars are on the way out”. The group that he passed up was called The Beatles. We all know of their songs that have moved the world since 1960. The query; who`s been dumping on your dreams? Whose been telling you that your nuts? Who`s been telling you that it is impossible?

In 1977 the president of Digital cooperation was a given the opportunity to invest in the dream of a young man by the name of Bill Gates but this small time Multi-million dollar company said concerning Gates dream “there is no reason for any individuals to have a computer in their homes”. Well, how many people do have computers in their homes now? Computer ownership is now at about 4-5% of the world’s population. However with many social projects putting computers in villages in developing countries between 12-14% of the world’s population have access to a computer. Approximately 3-5 % of the world’s population has internet access. We all know of Microsoft cooperation which was established by Bill gates. It is the same program that enables me to type this piece because it acts as oil to our computers. The query is; who`s been dumping on your dreams? Who`s been telling you that it is impossible?


The late Clifford Robert who founded The Masters Golf Tournament said “As long as I am alive, Golfers will be white and caddies will be black” and one year later before he died, Tiger Woods won the Masters in 1977. The query is; whose been dumping on your dreams? Who`s been telling you that it is impossible?

Whose been telling you that you can`t be what you want to be? Who`s been telling you that the tremendous potential that you have is worthless? If you’re a human being whose always undervalue what you are and overvalue who your not, you will never make any difference. Sometimes you got to believe the dream inside you. We live in the world which is formulated by people`s dreams. You have to believe that it is possible.


The Wright brothers had a dream; today we have aviation and jets that can fly across the world. Thomas Edison had a dream; the hones electricity, today we have light sourced by the power of electricity in our homes. Alexandra Graham bell had a dream to communicate; now we have cellphones and we all know how much are they have benefitted us. In addition, we had social dreamers; the likes of the late Dr Martin Luther King Junior who had a dream that man should be recognized for the content of their character not the color of their skin. Nelson Mandela had a dream to live in a liberal and rainbow nation as a result; he spent 27 years of his life standing for what he believes in. Steve Biko Died for what he believed in, I can make a long endless list. The question I am pondering is Who`s been telling you that it is impossible?

Tragedy, the world we live in is filled with people who see what is only the mediate as the result; they never lift up the eyes to see what is beyond them, see what that small thought might become. Henry David Thoreau once said “The poorest man is not the man who doesn`t have money but it is the man who doesn`t have a dream”. Helen Keller was born blind and deaf and when she was asked if the anything is worse than being born blind? And she said “yes – is to have sight but not have a vision for your life”. The query is; whose been dumping on your dreams? Who`s been telling you that it is impossible?


Every dream begin as a thought however, we are so ambitious in our thinking but less in doing. Every dream has a price; it’s up to you if you want to pay now and play later or the other way round.
Who`s been dumping on your dreams?
Who`s been telling you that it is impossible? If all these people we regard as icon today started somewhere to be where their today, don`t you think you can make it? It`s possible.

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