Updated: Feb 5
I'm in the process of reading Barack Obama's latest book, A Promised Land. In preparation for it I read his first book, Dreams From My Father. I wanted to get a sense of the man before he became a politician and ultimately the most powerful leader in the world.
When reading his first book I kept asking myself: "how on earth did he go from such humble beginnings to being President of the United States?" I simply couldn't see a straight line from his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his Kenyan roots and the struggles his extended family had experienced, to the White House.
In reading A Promised Land I realise that his path may not have been straight, but it was clear. He dared to dream, and then he put in the work to achieve that dream.
How big will you dare to dream this year? And are you willing to do the work to achieve those dreams?
Wishing you everything of the best for 2021!