5 Chapter 4: Locating A First-Class Dream
What makes a man great is his ability to locate what his
dreams are early in life. This is why you need to quit
grieving over your past results early enough and start creating a future for yourself. The real value of life depends on how early dreams and visions are located, pursued and
Taking time to lament over what has happened in the past is no
crime, but when such actions begin to take more time in the
present than it should, especially to the detriment of the future,
then something should be done about it on time. Rather than
mourn about the past, create the future you desire. Work on a
dream that can put your name on the list of the first class
personalities in the world.
You may not need to begin to pray and fast for a dream again. You
probably have one already with you right now as you read this
book. There is one lurking somewhere in your heart which God
has intended that will take you to the top. Find it out on time.
The best opportunities in the world are hidden near us but most of
us fail to recognize them even when they stare openly at us in the
face. Ideas that would change the tide of events in the world and
have ceiling impacts on generations to come are what most of us
sleep and wake with daily without any consciousness of them.
We waste the resources of heaven on hourly basis and still
complain that God is not too fair to us simply because we did not
make a first-class degree like our mates. What an irony!
Those thoughts, ideas and concepts that cross your mind often,
either when you were in school with high hopes of a high-paying
white collar jobs after graduation, or now that you have
considered that an illusion, considering the degree you
graduated with, are dreams in disguise.
That particular proposal which never seems to leave your mind
could be your dream. That single purpose in life that is so
enjoyable that you are eager to carry out, regardless of whether
there is a reward or compensation, could be your dream. That
project in your hand could be your dream. That desire in your
heart could be your dream. That picture in your mind could be
your dream. That single thing you pursued while on campus, that
made you drop from first-class to third-class degree could in a
way be related to your dream.
See to it that this dream does not die prematurely. That picture in
your heart will put your future in your hand. You do not have to
be a Methuselah before you can have noteworthy impacts.
Starting from today, you can make every single day of your life
count by just one thing - a dream. Life is too short to be spent
doing irrelevant things. Maximize your potentials while you are
still young. You do not have to spend an eternity on earth before
you begin to make waves. Locate your dreams; and that quite
early. The earlier the better for you!
There are few things you will need to know about dream as we
continue. Firstly, do not expect anybody to dream for you; you
may be disappointed. Dreams are by personal discoveries. You
find it out by yourself or else you die without realizing it.
In natural sleep, no man helps another to dream, no matter how
closely related they are to one another. Every man who wants to
dream must go to bed for himself, no matter how busy he is. So
also, no man can have a dream for you. It is something only you
can do for yourself.
People around you will not discover your dream for you. The
best they can do is to suggest what they think suits you best. They
may be right; and for all you care, they may also be wrong! Only
you can discover what you have to do for yourself and now is the
best time to do that. There is no better time.
Secondly, dreams are also often not inherited. They are not
necessarily passed from parents to children, nor derived from
family achievements. Very few people succeed on their parent's
dream as much as they do on their own dreams. They just
manage to get along. Each person on earth needs to have his own
dream. Any dream passed down to you through parents, friends,
relatives, and neighbors stand to cause a division between you
and them when the dream grows big.
Thirdly, dream is limited to no one in the secular. Everybody can
dream - the rich and the poor; the white and the black; the big
shots and the downtrodden; the educated and the illiterates; the
males and the females; the old and the young; every one must
have a dream, and more importantly, see to it that the dream
comes to pass. It is your responsibility. Nobody will do it for you.
So many graduates are still waiting on God to give them a
heavenly dream that will save them from the nationwideinvested-
peril of unemployment, when in fact God is waiting for
them to work on the ones He has deposited into their hearts. It is
often noted that these ones are the indolent ones who do not want
to do anything and are only using God as an excuse. This is the
same reason why they failed out of school - indolence, laziness,
nonchalance, and procrastination. It is time for such to change.
You have waited long enough for the Holy Spirit. If you think He
has not given you one, then be proactive. Give yourself a dream.
Keep working on that until He deems it fit to give you one.
Never forget this - home or abroad, never for once be without a
dream or an important goal that you are working on. It is your
first step in living a first class life with a third class certificate.
Truly, dreams differ with each person. Many have no dreams,
some have little dreams, and very few have big dreams, these
last set of people shine brightest on earth. Strive to be among
these few for they control the affairs of the world.
Uncommon achievements are made through uncommon
dreams. A second class dream cannot yield a first-class result.
You may not have a first-class result in school, but you can have
a first-class dream in life and only this first-class dream will
guarantee you a first-class placement among your friends with a
first-class academic result later on in life.
Great dreams are the raw materials for great destiny. If only you
can have a dream that is beyond others' comprehension, then you
are on your way to soaring to an enviable height.
Despite your result, do not either consciously or unconsciously
plan to be less than you are capable of being. Always long to do
something larger and bigger. Get a big dream. Explore new
areas. Develop new techniques.
The secret of greatness is either in doing what has never been
done before, or doing what has been done before in a way it has
never been done before. To become an extra ordinary personality
in life, you will have to go for extra ordinary dreams early
enough. If you dream about what others have dreamt about, you
are doing no new thing. It is better for you to do what others will
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not do, or at worst, do what others will do, but in a way they
would not think of.
If your dream is small, you will forever remain small because
your small dream will not produce a large future. Cats do not
give birth to tigers. Lizards do not grow into crocodiles, and bats
do not become eagles.
If you are sure that God is your partner, make your dream BIG.
Do not believe the limit where others ended. If you allow your
progress to be dictated by the extent to which others have gone,
then you will be limiting God's move in your life. When you limit
God, you are limiting your resources. When you limit your
resources, you become handicapped. When you become
handicapped, you cannot move at the rate you desire to move,
and you eventually become stagnated.
Your academic ability notwithstanding, enlarge the coast of your
dream. No matter how big that dream is, it is not bigger than God,
and so it is not beyond accomplishment if He decides to help you.
The only dream that is beyond accomplishment is that which is
bigger than God and there is no such dream. No matter how big
the dream is, it cannot intimidate Him. Your biggest dream can
neither diminish the Almighty God nor exhaust His resources.
When a man sleeps, the things he dreams about are always things
that may never happen. He becomes things he never really is in
real life and he does things he may never be able to do if he were
awake with his senses fully functional! He becomes a
'superman'. He jumps great heights, runs faster than cars, flies
over buildings, and carries loads bigger than him with ease. He
acquires a bigger than nature size. This is the idea of dreams.
Dreams are limitless. They are things that do not look too real:
things that may never be possible except in dreams alone.
You also need such dreams. Although you have a third-class
result, you can nurse a first-class dream. Do not let your
academic inability limit your dreams. Dream uncommon
dreams. Dream seemingly impossible dreams. Dream
seemingly unachievable dreams.
If your dreams are too common, you may accomplish them
quickly and even with so much ease, but these will not attract the
attention of so many people since it is a common thing which
they see every day. If it is an uncommon dream, men will stand
agape at its accomplishment.
The word 'excellence' means to stand out. If you must excel as a
dreamer, you must stand out. To stand out, you must have a
dream that stands out. You may not have excelled in school, but
you can still excel and stand out in life simply by creating for
yourself an uncommon dream!
Third-class students with uncommon dreams have an unequaled
advantage over their mates - they have few or no competitors.
Their other third class grade colleagues are not competing with
them, they have accepted their fate. Their first class grade
friends are not too excited about any dream, what will they need
one for; they are already comfortable with the first class salary
they get in their working place. This gives the third class
graduate with an uncommon dream little competition and no
rivalry. This makes it easy for you to have a smooth ride to the
GO AHEAD AND DREAM
Carefully note here that if after trying all your best possible to
get a big dream, all that keeps coming to your mind seems to be a
small idea, do not neglect the small idea. It is better to be
successful with something small than to be successful at doing
nothing. Take a concrete step with it. It may be the first phase of a
Never say never to that small dream if that is all you have. That
idea you consider as small, irrelevant and so unimportant may be
the most important idea you will ever have in your life. Do not
look down on it. It may be the reason why you are sent to the
world. The idea may not sound great at the onset, but the truth is
that there may be greatness at the end of it. If you neglect that
small idea, you neglect your dream and when you neglect your
dream, you miss your throne.
There is a dream you have in your mind. Only you know it and
only you can accomplish it. You must not be buried in your grave
with that dream still buried in your heart. You must deliver it.
It is not too late to start now. Be genuinely interested in that idea
God has placed in your mind. In it lies your success. In it lies your
promotion. In it lies your uplift. In it lies your victory. In it lies
your fulfillment. In it lies your future, and in it lies the first-class
you never had in school. This dream will take your name from
the list of third-class graduates to the list of first-class achievers.
If God will open your eyes to the importance of that dream you
have in your heart, which though looks irrelevant to your
prosperity, (but in actual sense is what the whole world is waiting
for), you will know better than to handle it the way you do. The
reason you handle it the way you do is because you do not know
that what you have in your hand is what will make your name a
remembrance in every generation.
That dream in your hand is your life! It must not die. That dream
in your hand is your future; it must not crumble. That dream in
your hand is your destiny; it must not crash. Whatever has
happened in school is now irrelevant. It has become history. Do
not let this history repeat itself again in your life. This is a new
season of your life. This is a new millennium with a large deposit
of new dreams, visions and ideas, which, if well pursued, will
change the history of man. These ideas God deposited in you
will belittle and render obsolete the discoveries made in the past
millennium. That concept on your mind will make earlier
inventions look like toys. It will even make those who graduated
with better degrees than you to begin to desire to be on your
payroll if you will keep at it till you succeed.
We are living in the final hours of human history. The end of the
world is at sight and God is releasing all the remaining ideas in
heaven that are for earthly good into the hearts of His children.
These ideas are not given to one single race or color, neither are
they reserved for the first-class students alone. God has
deposited some of them in you. Do not watch them rot away
simply because you did not meet up to your lecturer's
expectations. Make the best use of them.
Stop wandering about looking for someone to help you succeed.
That dream in your hand is enough to make you a wonder on
earth if you will attend to it. That dream which God has dropped
in your heart may look seemingly impossible, but it is what will
take you to the place of destiny in life. The idea may sound
foolish and unexciting today, but if you keep at it, tomorrow, it
shall become the talk of the town.
Dreamers are inventors. Dreamers are creators. Dreamers are
rulers. All the great men who accomplished great things in life
have one thing in common, not a first-class degree, but a firstclass
dream. They are all dreamers. If you have a dream, then
you are a potential ruler. It may not be evident today, but time
will prove this right.
When Joseph told his brethren about his dreams, they were
quick to mock him. They thought he was out of his mind. But at
the end, they came back to bow down to him as he had earlier
prophesied. Though it took some time, he became a ruler over
People may mock you today because of your 'impossible' dream,
but tomorrow, they will come to learn at your feet if you do not
give up. They may ridicule you today, saying the reason you
nurse this ambition is because you do not have a good degree to
work with, reasoning that if you had a first class certificate, you
would not have been bothered about an unreasonable dream, but
time will tell. That vision before you is the reason you are sent to
planet earth, if you fail to pursue it you have failed God. Do not
disappoint God. He is not yet disappointed in you because of
your third-class grade in school, but He could be disappointed in
you if you fail to attain a first-class grade in life. He is waiting for
your success. Go right ahead and dream. ,
TAKE THE RIGHT DECISION TODAY
The only thing that can remove the insults of failing out of school
is getting a good result in life, and if you must get this kind of
result, you must be ready to pay the price.
Life knows nothing about our past, present or future. It only
gives us the results of yesterday's decisions today. What you are
passing through today is as a result of the wrong decisions you
took when you were in school; imagine the headaches and
discomforts this has caused you in recent times! You cannot
afford to take another wrong decision today as it will affect
negatively the future you are trying to protect.
Taking a wrong decision does not only affect you alone. A wrong
decision today will affect many of your loved ones and other
areas of your life. It will affect your wife when you eventually
marry. It will affect what kind of car you will drive. It will affect
what kind of house you will live in, and how much comfort you
will have in that house. It will even affect what kind of food you
will be able to afford. Worse still, it will affect your children
when you start raising kids. It will determine the school they will
attend, the friends they will keep, and the amenities of life they
will enjoy, all because of a single decision. Therefore, you must
be willing to do what you need to do to make your future a better
A failure is a man who wants to have what the successful man
has but does not want to do what the successful man does. If your
life must experience a turnaround from now, it must be by your
doing. Sacrifice your time, your energy, your ego and all that is
required. It will pay you off in the nearest future.
If you think you can still live your life now the same way you
lived it on campus and get away with it, you definitely must be
deceiving yourself. Doing the same thing the same way over and
over again and expecting a different result is a proof of a high
level of insanity. If you have failed in school and want to make it
in life, you certainly must do much more than you did on
Do not give up. Start up and keep at it. If you are not yet all you
desire to become now (you seldom will anyway), do not give up.
It is a gradual process. Advancement in life is made one step at a
time. The first initial steps may really not show any sign of
significant development, but they are in no way less important to
the final few steps that will take you to the pinnacle of success.
You will get there someday if you do not give up, and then you
will appreciate all that you have gone through in time past.
God has not yet given up on you, so why will you want to give up
on yourself? The good news is that God does not give up on your
situation until you give up on it yourself. So you have the final
say as regards this issue, not your certificate. If you take the right
decisions, you can still live a first class life with your third class