“I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Decades ago, Martin Luther King Jr., gave his epochal speech, I Have a Dream. He died, but his dream has become our reality. This is because he dared first to dream, then to embrace his dream, and give voice and force to his dream.

It all began with a dream. Nothing happens without a dream, a desire, a mental picture of what you want your life to be like. Everyone dreams, but many just shove it away as wishful thinking to face what they refer to as “cold harsh reality”. But there are a few who realise that dreams are the seeds of the future, the ruder which steers the ship of our lives. To abandon them is to leave oneself at the mercy of the strong winds of life and to merely go where life leads; to abandon your dreams is to sell yourself short.

Here I give six anchors to the soul of any dreamer:

  • Do not be afraid to dream, it’s free.
  • Nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished without a dream.
  • Be willing to work and make sacrifices for your dream.
  • Refuse to give thought to failure.
  • Stick to reasons to continue rather than excuses to quit.
  • If at the end you fail, at least you tried.

Introductory Post

An underlying need in every human is a sense of security, trust and hope for better days ahead. Everyone needs someone to talk to, someone to listen, someone to encourage… we are social beings that’s why loneliness is deadly. But what can a blog do? We also happen to live in age where the internet brings the globe together in one place. So, through sharing and availability, a lot can be accomplished.

Naijarise.com is an attempt to provide for the human need for encouragement, motivation and inspiration. Its bi-weekly posts are geared toward strengthening the fainthearted, cheering the stout-hearted and shining a beacon of hope from the shores of success so that all may continue one more day with zest.

Hence, the page welcomes readers from all walks of life irrespective of creed, and solicits active participation by feedback comments and social media sharing. The aim is to spread optimism necessary for the achievement of goals, collectively and personally.

Happy participation!