Friday, 3 January 2020

Still Chasing My Dreams - You Can Too!

If you’ve read any of the Superman Duffy graphic novels—and if you haven't, they're FREE from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission—you know that many of the stories focus on real people who have, and continue to “chase their dreams.”

In Fields of Home, for example, Polish farmer Mr. Slovonuk has chosen "a better life" in Canada and helps write our country's history by being the first farmer to grow rapeseed (now canola) on his small Saskatchewan farm.

Kevin Therres dreamt of building the world’s first Jet Engine Funny Car which runs on 100 percent canola biodiesel—and you can read about how he does it (for real) in Gotta Jet! 

Robert Thirsk always dreamed of going to space—now he’s one of the most famous astronauts in the world. And in It’s a Blast!, Robert helps Chase (aka: me) send canola seeds in a rocket ship, just like he did for real many years ago.

Inspiring, right?

January 13 is Make Your Dreams Come True Day, which got me really thinking about my dreams. If you follow my blog, you know I have a LOT of them.

My top two are:
  • Become an Olympic track athlete
  • Write a story that is good enough to be published
I know I’m just a kid, but one thing I’ve learned from inspiring people like Kevin Therres and Robert Thirsk is that it’s never too early to start chasing your dreams. How? Good question!

Here are three tips Mr. Therres shared with me many years ago:

  • Give yourself permission to dream—if you can dream it, you can do it! (Yes, even your biggest dreams!)

  • Visualize yourself accomplishing your dreams—this can spark your creativity and make you more motivated. (Sometimes, I picture myself winning a writing award or the gold medal. How cool would that be?!)

  • Practice patience! Dreams don’t come true overnight while you’re sleeping. Reaching your goals takes time, effort, and patience—dream, practice, and repeat.

What are your dreams? This year, what steps will you take this year to achieve them?

Gotta jet!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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