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Dream Weaver: Connecting and Motivating Others

We need dreams. Dreams are imagined possibilities that bring hope, energy, and excitement. 

We need dreams, and the experience of people believing in us is the greatest inspiration we can receive. It's the game-changer! They cheer us on even when facing failure. They don't let the dream die even when we want to give up. They keep believing even when we don't. 

Educators are dream weavers, connecting the threads of greater knowledge, accountability, discipline, vital relationships, and persistent confidence to fulfill purpose and achieve dreams. Far beyond merely peddlers of curriculum, we boldly proclaim that the impossible is possible—that the unattainable is attainable.

 

 

We all have our own life to pursue, 
our own kind of dream to be weaving, 
and we all have the power to make wishes 
come true, as long as we keep believing. 
— Louisa May Alcott

We need dreams but dreams are a mixed bag:
     Some are pleasant, some are nightmares. 
     Some are inspired, some are insane.
     Some occur while asleep, some while awake.

We even need daydreams. Daydreaming has been shown to help improve problem-solving ability. This works by creating new thoughts and pathways in our brains.‌ While daydreaming can cause some to be mentally checked out when focus is preferred, it does have some benefits at the right time.

Dreams are achieved through connections and collaboration with other people. Because the journey of life isn't walked alone, and we're even stronger when we ally with fellow travelers whose experiences are interwoven with our own. Acknowledging our need for others enables a deeper understanding of our place in this symphony of life.

Achieving dreams is possible as long as we keep believing.

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops,
and the pattern which was weaving when 

the sun went down is weaving when 
it
comes up in the morning.

— Henry Ward Beecher

The privilege of an educator is to 
     equip, 
     inspire, and 
     energize 
the pursuit of dreams.

We need dreams, and educators provide the fertile soil in which people can wonder, explore, and dare to go beyond what others think is possible to overcome barriers and remarkably achieve. We are facilitators and inspirers of those incredible possibilities.

We keep believing even when they don't. 

For a dream scenario to be realized, that dream must first be imagined with clarity. Vague dreams have a tendency to fade in their blurry state because they lack concrete motivation. So we help them define their dreams with specificity. 

Patience, perseverance, and provocation must be cultivated to endure the diligent work and difficult sacrifices required to shift a dream from impossible to inevitable.

Now faith is the certainty 
of things hoped for, 
a proof of things not seen.
— Hebrews 11:1

We need dreams. Dreams
to become,
to serve,
to solve,
to discover,
to produce,
to win, and
to share.
We motivate colleagues and students to keep the faith and never give up on the pursuit of their dreams. As we do the same.

Let your faith be a remarkable catalyst, my friend, sparking a passionate pursuit of greater dreams in yourself and those you serve.    

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