Dreaming too big or dreaming too small?
Now you could argue that either of those two scenarios can be problematic and self-limiting if you aren’t laying down some action plans to realise the dreams in question. Still, I’m all for the “Dream big” scenario - the bigger and more outlandish the dream, the better, after all, this is the one space where anything goes, so why not break the rules and defy gravity?!
However, after attending a training session with my colleagues, I realised that some people don’t really get the concept of “Sky is the Limit”
The training instructor was trying to highlight the difference between the features and benefits of certain work-related services and asked us to imagine we had just won the Lottery (read: You’re rolling in it!) were able to purchase the car of our dreams and to list what features we would want this car to come with. Sounds easy enough right…wrong.
The responses went a little like this:
Instructor: So shoot guys, what would your dream car’s features be?
Voice at the back: GPS Navigation system
(Err, don’t all standard luxury vehicles come with a GPS navigation system?!)
Guy on the next table: ABS Brakes
(Oh boy, these people need some help, I’m gonna have to say something)
(Why are they looking at me like I just said I want a 24ct gold interior, eh?)
Chick to my right: Mini-bar
(Now we’re talking, maybe there’s hope)
Guy in the back: Roof rack
(Roof rack…ummm, on a convertible, eish)
Ultimately, the whole exercise had me weak, weak, weak! You have just won the lottery, need to buy a car and you’re thinking about ABS brakes.
So to start off the working week, and in the knowledge that we’ve got some mighty big dreamers up in here, let me poise the following question to you, my chickens:
What was/is your big dream of 2009 and how are you planning on setting out to achieve it or if you have already achieved it, share the details!
Holla in the comments!
Rize Africa: Speaking of making dreams happen, i attended the pre-launch of Rize Africa a media movement aimed at giving a different perspective on current discourse on Africa.
Although the site (http://www.rizeafrica.com/) is still under construction, on it's official debut on the 26th October 2009, the fully interactive site will be a place that will encourage debate on a wide range of pertinent political & socio economical issues in African society.
I love seeing people's great ideas come to fruition and under the guidance of the founder, the lovely Linda Mabhena, i think Rize Africa is destined for greatness, especially if the pre-launch was anything to go by.
The lavishly catered affair (read: I ate to my heart's content) had star studded appearances by the likes of: SA's R'nB sensation, 'Leanne"; the no-holds-barred Zimbabwean Slam poet "Black Anakin" and up-and-coming Zimbabwean hiphop sensation Anonymoucity.
African's repping and doing us all proud: Rize Africa indeed!
This past week was divine - 3 day working weeks should be enforced internationally, the world would be a better place 'cause of it.