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The Power of Your Dreams

Posted on June 25, 2013 by

reach for the starsSeveral years ago I went backpacking with a group down to Paria Canyon in Southern Utah. Located within the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area, this beautiful 50-mile hike was a breathtaking adventure in some of God's greatest creations. With stunning sandstone "sculptures" molded by wind and water and overwhelming 300-400 foot tall cliff walls, this trip was where I fell in love with Southern Utah.

During this trip we would sleep out under the stars and I remember one night gazing up into the cosmos and trying to count the infinite number of bright lights that hung in the night sky. The air was so clear down there that I felt as though I could raise up my hand and touch the stars. 

Touching the stars. Not many of us try to do that anymore. As kids we all had these marvelous dreams and hopes for the future, but somewhere along the way we start to lose that magic, that special spark of "anything is possible". Reality sets in and imagination goes out the window. No wonder so many people in this world are bored, sad, lonely and discouraged! You can see it in their eyes; they've stopped dreaming.

They've stopped reaching for the stars. 

believe in your dreamsOh sure, the whole world sits down to write out resolutions for New Year's, but what about the other 364 days of the year? What goals have you set for today? What dreams have you had for tomorrow? How have you let your inner child create a beautiful vision for the future?

I am convinced that we must make it a daily ritual to dream, to imagine, to hope, to meditate and to exercise some faith in our lives. I think we also need to make a conscious effort to reject pessimism, negativity and hopelessness. Believe me, I'm fully aware of how tough life can get. I know what it is like to have your dreams come crashing down, your heart broken, your hopes smashed. But I also know that it is in those very moments when everything feels like its going wrong that we can stand with courage, with strength and with belief. 

You can only see the stars when it is dark, after all. So I challenge you to reach for them, stretch, jump if you have to. Take a leap of faith. In the end, dreaming, hoping, creating and imagining has great power for our lives. So stop looking at the world like its a harsh place. Life is beautiful and so are you. 

Make every day a masterpiece. 

-Jeremy

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Jeremy Holm

(Printable Bio) - American bobsled pilot and coach Jeremy Holm is a respected author, motivational speaker, journalist and graphic designer. Jeremy was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Oklahoma and Utah where he currently resides. A graduate of Skyline High School, he attended Salt Lake Community College and Brigham Young University after serving a Christian mission to Honduras and Belize.

Jeremy became one of the world’s first adaptive bobsled coaches when he began instructing the U.S. Adaptive Bobsled Team in 2009. In 2008 Jeremy founded The Athlete Outreach Project, a philanthropic organization that uses sport and the Olympic movement to serve the community. Jeremy is also the author of two books: The Champion’s Way and Fire on Ice.

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