Winner Takes All: Exceptional People Teach Us How to Find Career and Personal Success in the 21st Century

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CHAPTER THREE
BE WILLING TO DREAM
What Inspires Me? What Future Calls to Me?

Victor Hugo is quoted as saying, "There is nothing like a Dream to create the Future." How right he was! Dreams are what anchor you to the Future. Dreams are what pull you forward. Dreams, after all, live in the Future. Once you've fulfilled a Dream, it's an accomplishment, now in your past. It is no longer a hope or aspiration calling you to your Future. A Dream is only a Dream as long as it is in front of you, ahead of you.


YOU GOTTA HAVE A DREAM

Although you may have no idea of how you are going to get there, if you have a Dream, you know what you are aiming for, and you therefore can go about the process of making that Dream come true. The song from the classic Broadway musical "South Pacific" says it well: "You gotta have a Dream, if you don't have a Dream, how you gonna make a Dream come true?"


A Dream Pulls You into the Future

Dreams are fundamental to your success in the Future. Given that the Future is Unknown, it is just as full of potential misery as joy. What you

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