How Dreams Lead to Success

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"How Dreams Lead to Success"

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When you were a young kid in school, do you remember taking a review before a test and your teacher saying something along the lines of, "Pay attention now, because this will be on the test"? Well, I do. This was said by the teachers who wanted to encourage their students, the ones who wanted to see them succeed. They might have put us to the test, but they also set us up for success. It's the same way with dreams. If you put your dreams to the test, you can succeed at them. A fairly known woman once said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." This woman was Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Her words might seem like nothing more than just that - plain, simple words. But those words have wisdom behind them, and they can empower someone to want to continue their dreams, to not give up on them and to make them happen.

They might not give an "I Have A Dream" speech like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who eventually did have his dreams come true. But they can definitely try to accomplish them. And by accomplishing them you can guarantee that in any hardship you may encounter in life it is possible to dream a dream. You can make that dream no longer a funny, little thought inside of your head, but now a real thing.

A great example of a dream successor is the memorable Dick Clark, also known as "the world's oldest teenager." He started working in the mail room of a radio station that his father managed, but he dreamed of having his own radio show. While he was still in...