WATCH OUT FOR THE DREAM KILLERS
Category : Organisational Development
I have a dream, …..….…… This is a quote memorized in recognition of great achievers like martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and the likes of great achievers. Indeed it all begins with a dream. A vision to progress beyond an undesirable status. The greatest achievements are formed on common visions and dreams which materialise into accomplished realities.
The development of every individual or organisation lies in the ability to dream beyond the current state. Dono Thomas Aquinas once said in conversation that ” Your mind is your limit” This statement reflects the true power of imagination. It goes without saying that what you see is what you get and you cannot achieve what your mind cannot perceive.
The realisation of your dreams are however constantly under siege from persons I call “THE DREAM KILLERS”
WHO ARE THEY
They live amongst us as friends, family, wives, husbands, sons and daughters. They have an unbeatable advantage of closeness to us for which they exploit in guileless yet treacherous murder of our dreams. Interestingly, they play their roles with a flare of innocence and supposed realism. They pose as critical thinkers who appear to know your abilities and inabilities hence forcing upon themselves the role of omnipotence over your life. These are the people we tell our dreams to. They are the people we share our visions of success with. They are the very persons we look to for support to transcend from our current states into higher realms of success.
HOW DO THEY KILL OUR DREAMS?
The greatest setback to development is disbelief in yourself or the system. As I wrote in my earlier post “. ” the formula for successful change = D x V x Fs x B, where B represents belief. As explained in the write-up, for a successful change effort, none of the variables in the formula can equate to 0.
This B factor of belief in its insurmountable ability to influence the attainment your dreams, is unfortunately the prey for the dream killers. Through the power of words, actions and inaction, they rundown the belief in our change efforts to a ground zero halt which in effect, cripples the realization of our dreams. They tell us we can’t, drawing our minds to how many times we have failed, how difficult it will be, how others have been unsuccessful; singing many more songs and telling tales of why our dreams are bound to fail.
THE WAY FORWARD
There is only one way to escape the murder of your dreams and it is not by hiding or keeping your dreams to yourself. The practice of Organisational Development (OD) gives us the tested and proven way to brace and progress beyond the death traps of the dream killers.
In OD, the entire content of the process and its outcomes belong to the client who in itself is the people. Therein, the concept of believe in yourself is buttressed to emphasize the fact that the realization and failure of your dreams are solely dependent on you.
Again, OD is a science operating on tested and proven process and models which guarantee same reliable success stories when applied. You cannot afford to loose hope and nature disbelief in yourself or a system where the OD consultant plays a role.
Furthermore, With the involvement of the OD consultant, dreams are shaped into SMART visions which is a key factor in realizing your dreams. This vision may be further broken into missions, goals, objectives and activities which will lead to a systematic and strategic realization of your dreams.
Next time you have a dream of a brighter future, a better tomorrow or a plan for success,
DON’T LET IT DIE, SPEAK TO AN ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT COACH
For more on Organisational Development Coaching, contact The OD professionals “St Vitus OD Consult”