You can do it too !

Craft, Guest post, Motivation

Greetings crafters,

How is everyone?

It has been some time we have had a chat, hasn’t it? I have been caught up in quite some of my craftwork.

Well, Sublime Queen Strawberry has a very special guest today.

Please welcome Paul Fernandes – Founder of Imagination Breathing, Author of  Coffee or Passion?, and a very good friend of mine.

Paul is one of those who had a vision and worked hard to make them a reality.

Handing it over to Paul.

You Can Do It Too !

Couple of weeks back Musky mentioned to me that she was working on dreamcatcher and dreams inspired craft series and she requested me to write an article for Sublime Queen Strawberry regarding my journey of following my passion.

Now , I am choosey about where I publish my articles but here I could not refuse, seeing the work she has been doing and how fast her popularity of her craftwork has taken pace. With the portrait of Bob Dylan on the walls of Dylan’s Café in Shillong to getting customized orders from her increasing customers.
I am Paul Fernandes, the founder of Imagination Breathing (www.imaginationbreathing.com), Author of Coffee or Passion? and a lecturer in an International school in Panchgani.

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Few years ago I had set out on a journey to make an impact in the lives of people with the help of inspiring articles, very little did I know that it will take momentum and make its way to the viewers in 113 countries.

Why do I tell this to you? 

Simple, If I could make it, so can you and everyone reading this article.
I had a dream of making the positive opinions of people be heard around the world. I knew there are millions of people who have a story to tell, but are never heard, either because they do not get the opportunity or they are too shy. I created the platform and people wanted to read what ‘Imagination Breathing’ had to say.

Following your Dream is never going to be easy.

I remember making a choice of sacrificing things I love to collect enough money to buy rights for “Imagination Breathing.com”. Not everyone is going to Believe in you at first and we need to accept that. You have to believe in yourself. I had people mocking me saying “who the hell are going to read your articles.” And I often said “The world” and today the same people ask me for advice to kick start their life of following their dreams.

Hardwork- There is no easy way out.

 

I remember sitting at 2 in the morning in Shillong while the rest of the Shillong were sleeping. I would do that to get a better net connectivity.

I never raised Imagination Breathing where it is now on my own. Today I want to thank all the contributors of the articles published on ‘IB’. They have made IB what it is now. It feels good when the posts posted on IB have helped people to follow their passion, to cope up with depression, sexual abuse, suicidal tendencies and above all it has helped them to love.
Your love for your passion will be understood by no one, even the people closest to you. They may support you , BUT WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW MUCH IT MEANS WILL ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD BY YOU.
Don’t tell me you don’t have ideas and no matter how insignificant it may seem, there is a seed of possibility and love in it. So go follow your dream.
I would love to get in touch with you, and if you require any help, I will be more than happy to help you. Get in touch with me at – paulib005@gmail.com

 

You can also follow me on Facebook @imagination breathing

 Paul Fernandes, 

Founder,  

Imagination Breathing 

Inspiring lives.

 

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Quoting Dreams

Motivation

If you can dream it, you can do it.

A dream is a wish your heart makes. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. A single dream is more powerful than a 1000 reality. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams. You have to dream before your dream can come true. We grow great by dreams. Some of us let these dreams die but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which always comes to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hardwork. The key to realising a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and the little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the one you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

 

This month’s crafting series is inspired by dreams. And in the crafting world, dreams are represented by DREAMCATCHERS.

Dreamcatchers are merely but a representation. In true sense, dreams go beyond all and that. Dreams require us to follow them and believe in ourselves. Dreams require us to never give up.

But truth be told – I didn’t write a single word of what you read in the beginning of the post. That beautiful paragraph on dream(s) – not one single word is written by me. Infact it is not a paragraph. This paragraph came into existence when I merely merged some quotes. They are quotes by some very influential people who made a name for themselves and chased after their dreams and turned them into reality.

” If you can dream it, you can do it. ”

” A dream is a wish your heart makes. ”

” All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ”

– Walt Disney

” As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. “ – Barbara Sher

” A single dream is more powerful than a 1000 reality. ” – J. R. R. Tolkien

” The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. “-Eleanor Roosevelt.

” Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams. ” – Ashley Smith.

” You have to dream before your dream can come true.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 

” We grow great by dreams. Some of us let these dreams die but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which always comes to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. ” – W. Wilson

” Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. ” – Marsha Norman

” You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ” – C. S. Lewis

” A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hardwork. ” – Colin Powell

” The key to realising a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and the little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. “- Oprah Winfrey

” 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the one you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. “- Mark Twain

I won’t say much today.

But before wrapping it up for today, Oprah Winfrey would like to say something –

” The biggest adventure you can take is live the life of your dreams 

Much Love,

Have fun.

– Happy Crafting