Imagine It, It Will Come: Power of Dreams
“If you build it, he will come.” These famous words from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” have resonated with people worldwide for decades. Starring Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, a struggling Iowa farmer, the movie tells how he was inspired to build a baseball field on his land after hearing a mysterious voice. The film has become a classic, not only for its portrayal of America’s favorite pastime but also for its message of the power of imagination and the importance of believing in one’s dreams.
The Power of Imagination
“Field of Dreams” is a testament to the power of imagination. In the movie, Ray hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field in his cornfield, and he does so, despite the financial strain and the skepticism of others. Eventually, the field becomes a place where the ghosts of deceased baseball players, including Ray’s father, come to play.
Similarly, in our lives, we often have dreams and aspirations that seem impossible or far-fetched. But if we dare to imagine and truly believe in our dreams, we open a world of possibilities. Like Ray, we can create our own “Field of Dreams” by embracing our imagination and having the courage to follow our hearts.
Taking the First Step
Building a baseball field in a cornfield is no easy task, and neither is pursuing our dreams. It often requires taking risks, making sacrifices, and stepping out of our comfort zones. In the movie, Ray’s decision to build the field puts his family’s financial security at risk, and he faces ridicule from his community. Despite the challenges, he is determined to see his vision come to life.
We, too, will face obstacles when we pursue our dreams. The key is to take the first step and continue moving forward, even when the path is uncertain. In doing so, we demonstrate our commitment and pave the way for our dreams to become a reality.
Perseverance and Faith
Throughout “Field of Dreams,” Ray’s perseverance and unwavering faith in his vision are essential to his success. His faith ultimately pays off when the field attracts visitors from near and far, validating his efforts.
In our own lives, we must also have faith in our dreams. There will be times when progress is slow, or setbacks occur, but we must remain steadfast in our convictions. By maintaining our faith and working diligently, we can overcome challenges and achieve our dreams.
The Impact of Our Dreams
Ray’s field of dreams allows him to reconnect with his father, revitalizes his community, and brings joy to countless visitors. His unwavering belief in his vision ultimately transforms the lives of those around him.
When we pursue our dreams, we often create a ripple effect that touches the lives of others. By following our passions and realizing our aspirations, we can inspire those around us to do the same. In this way, our dreams can create positive change in the world.
“If you imagine it, it will come.”
The movie “Field of Dreams” reminds us of the incredible power within our imagination and our ability to believe in our dreams. By tapping into this power, we can transform our lives and the lives of those around us, just like Ray Kinsella did.
As we embark on our journeys, let’s remember the lessons we’ve learned from “Field of Dreams.” Embrace the power of your imagination, take the first step towards your goals, and maintain your perseverance and faith, even when the going gets tough. By doing so, you’ll not only create your own “Field of Dreams” but also inspire others to do the same.
So, the next time you find yourself doubting your dreams or questioning whether you can achieve them, think of Ray Kinsella and the baseball field that seemed impossible. Remember that we can accomplish extraordinary things when we dare to imagine and believe in our dreams.
As the famous author Napoleon Hill once said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Don’t be afraid to dream big and go after what you truly desire. If you imagine it, it will come.
With blessings and appreciation from Santa Fe, NM,
Field of Dreams. (1989). [Film]. Universal Pictures; Gordon Company.