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  • "It was all a dream" – Notorious B.I.G

    Posted on by Heather

    Growing up listening to Hip Hop music didn’t always impress my parents, but, behind all the profanity and derogatory comments was a permeating message that I could be, do and have anything I wanted in life regardless of where I came from. What is so intoxicating about the Hip Hop culture is that these young kids who were exposed to one of the most challenging of upbringings – made it. They became successful and with their success came the success of their family and closest friends.

    Whether studying under Bob Proctor or listening to Biggie Smalls and Kanye West, it’s important to remember that life begins in your imagination. As you quietly ponder what it is that you really want your life to look like you begin to plant seeds of potential that with steps of action become reality. It doesn’t matter what your present circumstances are – it only matters whether you’re able to “close your eyes and imagine – the good life”.


    If you are not living the life of your dreams, or at least working towards it everyday – then you are not living up to your potential. Sit down today and imagine what your life would look like if you could have anything? Where would you live, what would you do everyday, what car do you drive, what clothes do you wear?

    “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
    – Benjamin Mays

    What does your “good life” look like?

    2 Responses to "It was all a dream" – Notorious B.I.G

    1. Hi Heather,
      You’re so right – we have to dream it before we can create it!
      And even once we dream it, we have to get past the fear or hidden assumptions that “we could never have that” or “what if…” before we can start to make it happen.
      And, as you say (and do), we have to take steps every day towards making it real!!

      If it were easy, we’d all be doing it! It’s hard – really hard! I keep reminding myself to go at it one step at a time…

      I watched a video of Sir Ken Robinson speaking about education (http://learningconversations.ca/aim-very-high/) and he ends with a statement that really stood out for me (and fits in well with this discussion):

      “Someone said the great problem with human societies is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.

      And for education for the future, for all of us collectively, I think we all have to accept that for now, and for ever, we have to aim very high in education and we have to succeed.”

      Really, this is true not just for education, but for life on this planet – for our future, we all have to aim high and succeed!

      Thank you for the inspiration and for what you model everyday about living a purposeful life!

    2. Janice Martin says:

      Nice, for me it’s a constant movement forward…dreaming of happiness…which is always within my reach….everyday, through all of my activities…it’s a wonderful dream…………

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