TO DREAM THE POSSIBLE DREAM
“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” is a popular song composed by Mitch Leigh, with lyrics written by Joe Darion. Don Quixote first sings the complete song as he stands vigil over his armor, in response to Aldonza (Dulcinea)’s question about what he means by “following the quest.”
Are you following a quest? Do you have a dream, a calling, a deep inner purpose that motivates you every single day to achieve? I do. It’s a remarkable sensation, but many people become so overwhelmed with the emotions of the quest that they fail to put it into action.
The dream within should inspire your courage and thereby bring harmony to your life and the lives of those with whom you encounter. At least, that’s what it should do. But as I said, for many people it does the opposite – it awakens fear of the unknown, self-doubt, and it eats away their courage and strength to persevere.
We are granted the gift of dreams, and these dreams are planted deep within our hearts, and we know it but we it takes courage to bring them to fruition. That courage only comes from inspiration.
During Robert F. Kennedy’s long-shot campaign for the presidency in 1968, Senator George McGovern introduced him in South Dakota by quoting from The Impossible Dream. Afterward, Kennedy questioned McGovern whether he thought it was impossible. McGovern replied, “No, I don’t think it’s impossible. I just… wanted the audience to understand it’s worth making an effort, whether you win or lose.”
I want to encourage all of us today to grab the impossible – reach out for that brass ring, stretch just a little bit farther than you ever thought you could, and be inspired. You DO have what it takes to bring action to your dreams and when you begin that forward momentum you will find an incredible peace about that journey. It is not about grabbing the brass ring instead it is about winning the journey. That peace is called harmony, and I want all of us to experience it today.
Leave a comment and let me know what dream you are working to bring to life. Tell me about ways you are conquering your fears and about those times when it is hard to keep going. Trust me, I know, which is why I want you to know you are not alone and can keep going.