You Can’t Rush Your Dream/Vision 101 (Part 2):

You Can’t Rush Your Dream/Vision 101 (Part 2): The day of the scholarship prayer breakfast, I was pumped. When it was time to pray, there were so many millionaires in the audience who came. It was time for me to pray. I stepped to the podium and prayed. They began to applaud which was my motivation. I was running up and down the long stage looking like a fool. Plus, my old vice principal was in the audience and I felt like I need to show off. While talking, everyone was looking at me dumb founded. The coordinator was signaling me to get off the stage. I was felt like an idiot. I thought that this would have been the perfect opportunity. Afterwards, the wife of the late developer James Rouse (builder of Columbia, Mondawmin Mall, etc), approached me and told me she needed to hear my words. Her husband had just died, and my words meant a lot to her; but I couldn’t receive what she was saying, because my embarrassment was so devastating. It was the applauds mixed with the goal to make the dream come true that made me think irrationally and impulsively. I wanted someone to recognize me, and get me to where I need to be. All of us have an urge, and if not put into the proper perspective then our thoughts become haunting thoughts. We have to stop taking any avenue to get to our dreams, because not every avenue will get us there; and everyone isn’t going down the same avenue we’re traveling. ( To be continued

Richard T. Cook

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Richard Cook is a Certified Professional Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Minister, Teacher, and Servant.

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