Dear friend, do you desire to succeed? If you do, the first thing I would have you understand is that success begins with a dream. If you will succeed in life you must have a dream.

This is because every notable achievement begins with a dream.

People are first dreamers before they become achievers. Virtually all the men and women who have made the greatest impacts in all ages have been dreamers.

Williams Harry Gates II popularly known as Bill Gates is a passionate dreamer. In 1974, he had a dream to place a computer on every desk in every home. Today, virtually all the millions of personal computers found in the world run on one software or the other from his Microsoft Corporation. This has in turn earned for him one of the largest personal fortunes in history amounting to over US $129bn as of 2024 and making him the world’s richest man for 18 years between 1995 and 2017 till date. Yet, at the time he first conceived his dream he was merely a 19- year-old university dropout.

The Wright brothers (Ogilvy and Wilbur) conceived a dream of building a vehicle that would be able to fly in the sky at a time the New York Times had ridiculed the idea and predicted that manned flight would take between 1 and 10 million years to achieve. But at the dawn of the 20th century in 1903, the Wright brothers not only succeeded in developing the first aircraft, they also went ahead to fly it.

Dear friend, dreams are tremendously powerful. Every man will ascend his throne of glory and honour through his dream. A man’s potential for greatness in life is not in his circumstances but right within him: in his dream. Dare to have a dream and hold on tenaciously to your dream for your future is in your dream. To a large extent your dream determines what you become in life. The greatness of men is determined by the size of their dreams.

It is a dream that turns ordinary people into outstanding people. It is dreams that lift men above their contemporaries. It is a dream that keeps a man going when all odds seem down against him. The great inventions, the profound breakthroughs and all outstanding exploits in the world all begin as a dream in the heart of an individual. Through dreams, purposes are birthed, discovered and established. Dreams help us see beyond our immediate circumstances. They inspire in us a hope for living. Dreams enhance foresight, which connotes ability to see ahead. Now it is important we see ahead because according to a Spanish Proverb “Those who don’t see ahead always remain behind”. And in the words of Pascal, “To foresee is to rule”.


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Written by : Ayo Adebamowo


About the Facilitator – Ayo Adebamowo Ayo Adebamowo is an Author, Speaker and Tech Entrepreneur. He is the founder of MyMedicalBank, a health technology company promoting digital access to healthcare through creating innovative digital solutions.

A Nigerian-British national, Ayo has been named as one of the 70 Most Outstanding Healthcare Professionals in the United Kingdom.

Having started and run various businesses himself in healthcare, technology, agriculture and publishing, Ayo very much understands from a practical point of view the pains, struggles and mistakes aspiring and established business owners often make that delay their success. He therefore brings his wealth of experience coupled with years of experience and research to help other entrepreneurs succeed in their journey.

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