When the Wright Brothers were trying to invent the first airplane, people laughed.

When Pat Riley guaranteed that the Lakers would repeat as champions in the ’80’s, people laughed.

Virtually every time Sir Richard Branson announced that he was entering a new market, people laughed.

When J.K. Rowling submitted the manuscript for the first Harry Potter book, 29 publishers laughed (and not in a good way).

When Bill Gates announced that one day every desktop would have a personal computer, people laughed.

When Roger Bannister declared that he would run the mile in under four minutes, people laughed.

When William Booth founded the Salvation Army, people laughed.

When Alexander Graham Bell first invented the telephone, people laughed.

When Barack Obama first announced that he was running to become the first African-American President, people laughed.

When Gandhi attempted to create an independent India through non-violent means, people laughed.  He went on to say, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Robin Sharma often says, “If people aren’t laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren’t big enough.”

My dream is to create a business that assists tens of thousands of people to reach their career goals, to become a world-renowned motivational speaker and to have this blog read by millions.

Go ahead, laugh!

What are your dreams?  Are they big enough?

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