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Do you have dreams you are afraid to go after?


One of my blog readers forwarded me an email which I find really meaningful… It's a story about dreams and regrets. I hope that after reading this story, it will inspire you to seize the day and do everything that you have always dreamt about.


A man lay on his bed at the end of his life waiting to die. His dream came to pay its last respects and bid farewell to the man who had never used it.

As it entered the room the man looked down in shame.

Why did you not realise me?” the dream asked.

“Because I was afraid,” the man said.

Afraid of what?” asked the dream.

“I was afraid I would fail.”

But haven't you failed by not attempting to use me?

“Yes I have, but I always thought there would be tomorrow.”

You fool!” said the dream, “Did it never occur to you that there was only ever today… the moment that you are in right now? Do you think that now that death is here you can put it off until tomorrow?

“No.” said the man, a tear gently rolling down his cheek.

The dream was softer now, because it knew that there were two types of pain – the pain of discipline, and the pain of regret – and while discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs pounds.

Then the dream leaned forward to gently wipe away the tear and said, “You need only have taken the first step and I would have taken one to meet you, for the only thing that ever separated us was the belief in your mind that you couldn't have me.

Then they said goodbye and they both died.


Feel free to email me more of such meaning stories and leave a comment so I know you have learnt something useful.

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Amitha says:


I totally agree with your point. You may end up in a situation, during your manifestation project, where you feel stuck, disappointed and hopeless because of a lack of progress. These negative feelings may even take over and abort the manifestation process, forcing you back to your original starting point. To avoid this failure, simply detach and let go, thereby leaving the universal consciousness to take care of it while you maintain your focus on your desired outcome and maintain a positive emotion. It is extremely important to maintain positive attitudes and feelings during these difficult moments and not give only because the manifestation did not occur yet. Detach from the outcome but maintain your intention and emotion.

algdfa says:

i wanted to tell you good dreams

Katie Brandt says:

My great, darkest fear is regret. Growing old and looking back and thinking, “I wish I would of, I should of, I could of…..”

The way I deal with this fear is to take a good 2 hours every years, usually around New Years, and go crazy dreaming up my perfect life (with no time or $$ restraints – anything is possible kind of life) in the areas of professionally, financially, family, social, mental, physical, community ect. Then from that master list, I look at what steps I can take this year to get to that ideal. The exercise really fires me up. At the end 2007 I wrote a list of what how I wanted to “feel” in a relationship with a significant other. Low and behold, in July I met that person. We are talking about marriage and I absolutely love him!!

Live your life with no regrets!!!

raj says:

brilliant! Thanks for sharing

Hello SJ:

This story has a powerful impact. It reminds me of a story that I’ve heard Les Brown tell. Thanks, also for your comment on my guest article at All Things Workplace.

divinespiritlove says:

Thank you for posting this article. I also try hard to work on my dreams as much as humanly possible and this article helps tremendously. My appreciation to you is in the highest sense.

Please keep up the incredible work in helping others!

Beautiful! So very powerful — I plan on sharing this one, and reminding myself daily to keep the dream alive!

Believe. Commit. Live.
Dr. Z. Robinson