What Are You Dreaming About?

11743141-i-dream-big-words-on-blackboard-with-colorful-alphabetsWe all have had an idea of how to do things better or more efficiently.  Getting from that idea to making it work is tough. There are many obstacles and pitfalls along the way. Here are five things I have learned in 55 years of leadership that have helped me with my dreams:

1)  Don’t procrastinate. Don’t wait until tomorrow to do something you could do today.

2) Never Give Up!  Don’t let the words “can’t” or “no” shut you down.  Keep pushing, if nor no other reason than to see if you can make it work.

3)  Follow Your Heart.  It was your idea, so run with it.  Who knows, it may be an idea God had that He entrusted to you.

4)  Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help.  See if anyone else is doing anything like this. Share with others what you want to do.

5)  Surround Yourself with People You Trust, Then Turn Them Loose.  Others may be the ones who make your idea work.

I think every area of growth in my leadership has happened because of these five things.  At this point and time, looking back, it is number five that brings me the most satisfaction.  It has been said that it is amazing what you can get done if you don’t care who gets the credit. That goes for personal ideas as well as organizational goals.

20 years ago, I asked my leadership team if we could possibly operate without putting our name or logo on everything we did.  They thought we could.  Since that day, the organization has spread out around the world working with over 100 other organizations, many don’t speak the same language.  It has been wonderful to watch a dream become reality. And, it was all done by other people.

So, what are you dreaming about?


Dr. Ron Cline helps build the body of Christ around the world. His background as a pastor, educator, counselor, missionary and author gives him credibility and rapport with the many groups and individuals he and his wife, Barbara, minister to in various countries each year. After 7 years of pastoral ministry in Southern California, and ten years as the Dean at Azusa Pacific University, the Clines’ international service began in 1976 as a short-term opportunity when he agreed to pastor the English Fellowship Church in Quito, Ecuador for two years. Those two years stretched into six years. Following that he served as the president of HCJB World Radio, also in Ecuador, for 20 years. HCJB Global, now Reach Beyond, has media, health care, community and/or leadership development ministries in Latin America, Europe, Russia, North Africa/Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia Pacific. Ron and Barb currently serve as Global Ambassadors with Reach Beyond and live in Southern California after living 30 years abroad. They travel from Southern California throughout the world. For the last ten years they have been encouraging, coaching and working with leaders in Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, Mongolia, India, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Solomon Islands, Western Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji, America Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Central Asia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Ecuador, Russia, Malawi, Ivory Coast and South Africa.

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