Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 17a – Are Your Dreams Dead?

Steve Maraboli

A couple of times I’ve heard it said that, “Cemeteries are full of unfulfilled dreams… countless echoes of ‘could have’ and ‘should have’… countless books unwritten… countless songs unsung… I want to live my life in such a way that when my body is laid to rest, it will be a well needed rest from a life well lived, a song well sung, a book well written, opportunities well explored, and a love well expressed.”  This came to mind when Mark Januszewski instructed us to read at least one obituary every day for a week.  I then Googled this quote, and found that the person that said it was a man by the name of Steve Maraboli.

From the first time that I heard this quote, it stuck in my head, and penetrated my heart.  Now, I cannot pass a cemetery without these words coming to mind.  I don’t want to die, I have thought to myself many times, with unfulfilled dreams.  This thought has actually haunted me in the past, and caused me some worry, because of my lack of action.

I have set goals; they have fallen to the wayside, and have been forgotten.  I have had dreams that quickly faded, washed away by time, and lack of focus.  I have felt inspired to achieve, and my inspiration has been annihilated by the constant noise in my mind, because I had never taken the time to quiet myself, and truly think… About anything.  There was always some kind of senseless racket going on in my mind.

MKMMA DreamsNow that I get to read about people that have passed away, I cannot help myself from wondering what dreams and aspirations died with them.  The deceased ranged from 2 – 94 years of age.  Their photos, if they were included, were a bit haunting.  I wondered if they were greatly loved, or if they were despised because they lived their lives not showing love to others, but only for personal gain.  I then found myself saying a quiet prayer for that person, with the hope that they achieved all that they were capable of.

As all these thoughts went through my head, I realized that my dreams and aspirations are clearer than they have ever been before.  I have a definite major purpose that I’m working toward.  I know what my personal pivotal needs are.  Most importantly, I believe, I have focused on my goals and aspirations for the last 18 weeks, and have really driven them into my subconscious using the various exercises and assignments that Mark J. has given us.  I have never focused on my goals for such a long period of time.  It’s been amazing.

Thanks to the Master Key Master Mind Alliance, I have a burning desire to achieve the things that are truly important to me.  This experience is something that is blowing not only my mind, but the minds of those still benefiting from the MKMMA.  I’m very grateful for everything I’ve learned thus far, and for what I have yet to learn.

Master Key Master Mind AllianceWhere do you stand in regard to goals attained?  Do you even know what’s truly important to you?  Do you ever stop to truly think, and connect with your creator?  Will you pass away, and never realize your, “Unfulfilled dreams… countless echos of ‘could have’ and ‘should have’”, or will you search for clarity in your life, and create a burning desire inside that will steer you to your ultimate potential?  You can, your success is my heart’s prayer.



4 thoughts on “Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 17a – Are Your Dreams Dead?

  1. Ed, you write with such powerful insight. The fact that you initiative to look up that quote and share it with us is very cool. Thanks. And congrats on the progress of your journey…sounds like you’re dialed in.

  2. Ed, that is some great stuff right there! I’m very happy for you that you’re so locked in…that’s wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration to go out and take action toward our true purpose and my thoughts are with you as you continue on your journey.

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