Mighty oak trees started from tiny acorns.
As a child I remember watching the movie of the life of St Francis of Assisi called Brother Sun Sister Moon. St Francis is the patron saint of animals, environment and ecology. I remember a song that stuck with me about building a dream one stone at a time. I quote:
“If you want your dream to be , Build it slow and surely.
Small beginnings, greater ends , Heartfelt work grows purely.
If you want to live life free ,Take your time go slowly.
Do few things but do them well , Simple joys are holy.
Day by day, , Stone by stone,
Build your secret slowly.
Day by day, You’ll grow too,
You’ll know heaven’s glory.”
Everyone is complete when they are living their own dream. If you have no dream, start today by finding your dream, for most likely you are living someone else’s dream. Your dream has got to be something you would die for, that would bring up inside you the sort of passion that St Francis had in the video clip below.
Dreams start from tiny beginnings, which you raise up stone by stone, step by step. Slowly, giving all your effort to each small step you build your dream. I have a dream of building a successful business. Each customer I will invest considerable resources in doing a good job for. Each customer is one stone of a mighty house, and this I repeat again and again, slowly, stone by stone. Each customer I did a good job for acts as a foundation for attracting other customers, who they often recommend me to, so from nothing I am building a successful business.
If you rush, or you fail to give your full attention to every small stone in your dream, you will ruin your dream. From whatever harsh beginnings you start from, even from nothing, you build slowly and you do it well.
Here is the video: