Keeping The Dream Alive

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” John Barrymore, American actor

I came across this quote and it made me think about how essential it is to keep dreaming. Hopes and dreams are powerful. They can knock down walls. They can inspire, elevate and bring out the best in people.

People should never stop dreaming because there is always something new on the horizon. Writer C.S. Lewis said: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” The idea that dreams are only for the young is no longer relevant. Older people are discovering more, and getting more creative in business and life. There is no reason to stop expecting great things.

John Barrymore was a famous stage and screen actor of the 1920’s and 30’s who lived a notoriously high life during his relatively short lifetime. He kept his dream of always being an actor alive until his last breath when he uttered: “Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.”

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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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