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Henry David Thoreau once said, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

The “castles in the air” are your dreams, your aspirations, your goals.

They should be bold, grand and perhaps a little bit outrageous.

They should be something worth striving for, something that gets your heart racing.

They should truly be castles, not shacks or cottages.

But of course, bold dreams aren’t enough without action.

You still need a plan and you still need to start building.

President John F. Kennedy had a castle in the air dream of placing a man on the moon and an amazing team of people worked hard to make it happen.

Martin Luther King Jnr had a castle in the air dream of racial equality and while there’s still work to be done, his generation have made significant progress in this area.

Bill Gates had a castle in the air dream of a PC on every desk that drove him and his company to phenomenal heights.

Almost anything of significance that has happened over the years has happened through a bold, ambitious vision that’s been followed up with a carefully and diligently executed plan.

What’s your castle in the air?

And what are you doing today to lay the foundation for its completion?

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