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(The Wasington Monument From Top of Lincoln Memoria)


“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” –
Abraham Lincoln”

The conversion of dreams to reality begins simply with imagination, regardless how lofty it may seem to you it for that matter anyone else.  Here is how I see it – if we can create a dream for ourselves, then we have given birth to the idea that we can make it come true.  Imagination is the vessel that takes us from fantasy to the reality of different levels of accomplishments towards hopefully the final installment of the stories you continue to write.

If it hasn’t registered as often as it might because of your youth, please understand that you youngsters are living the dreams of your lifetime by virtue of the benefits afforded to you.  I’m not concerned how you view the unforeseen and largely repairable pratfalls that have introduced themselves to you along the way because there are those who struggle through more challenging obstacles without the support, guidance, and belief structure your parents provide.  Your parents fairly know how thankful you are (I think) through all the disagreements, stalemates, and tests of wills, because we have a pretty good idea that you are where you’re at because of the dreams we imagined for ourselves that began well before your birth.  Just given a shout out to the moms and pops because you have to keep in mind, we are still proofing and editing the verses, chapters, stories, and books that fill our own personal libraries.  Let me make it clear again:  I’ve had and am living a great life and the dreams I imagined, have fulfilled, and await conclusion have made my life a “dreamworld”, of sorts, beyond any problems that altered my path.

Now back to your dreams because that’s the point, right?  I understand the basic uncertainties surrounding “dreams”, “goals”, “ambitions” or whatever label you want to apply because I’m right there with you right now although, on different levels of specifications, identities, and impacts!  After reaching certain goals and discovery of information, I’m faced with moving on to the next destinations of my journey similar to you guys.  Heck, everyone is depending on the standards of living they envision and not personally being one for moderation, I still see a hell of a lot ahead of me as long as time permits.  Just the “Dicochea way” I suppose and I hope you boys use it wisely!

So hear you guys are and here I am.  We have basic ideas of the “why’s” and the “what” but then we get to the “how’s”, “when’s” and “where’s”, and then the decisions on not just the first steps but the more complicated ones afterwards.  All I can say is please don’t sit back and I beg you, “do something” for God’s sake and yours!  I talked with Mom recently expressing my aversion to delaying things thinking “things can wait” knowing there is no good reason for delay on matters that are important enough to take action.

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again:  we don’t have all the time in the world and “forever” doesn’t last as long as it used to so there are no better reasons to act when our “dreams”are in play!  I like this quote because it encapsulates these sentiments.  “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” Max DePree

There are so many great things ahead of you along with what you envision for you with so few limitations to limit you in that quest for the excellence of your lives.  That somewhat “pisses” me off out of downright envy but that’s okay because I still have my own objectives.  Not only do you get to plan for the road ahead but you get to see what you’ve planned for will soon become parts of your history and legacy.  Remember that with each step, behind you is a wealth of support and guidance from your families whose faith will persist even when yours waivers.  Just an extension of OUR dreams, you know?

Embrace, appreciate, and love this part of your life and not for just the memories it may create but the ones it will create for you.  I’m a fan and look forward to every moment that I am on this planet to witness the greatness you can achieve on any scale and if there is a thereafter, I’ll be watching then too.

Just take the necessary steps to make your dreams come true and there is no reason to procrastinate if your senses reveal something needs and can be done NOW!  Don’t capitulate to uncertainty or confusion along the way as long as you really want to keep your dreams alive and you still believe in them.  I’ll end with this quote for your and my comprehension and motivation:  “You have to know what you want to get.  But when you know that, let it take you.  And if it seems to take you off the track, don’t hold back because perhaps that is instinctively where you want to be.” -Gertrude Stein.

Make sense?  It does to me.