February 1st is the 110th birthday of Langston Hughes, poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.who passed away in 1967.
Experience the 3.5 minute video the “Life & Times” of Langston Hughes below.  Since it is February 1st and exactly one month since the beginning of 2012; it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on our resolutions or goals for 2012.  If you have slowed down, given up or fallen off the wagon in the past month–don’t worry–just reboot.
Some key elements for obtaining goals are:
1.  Have a strong personal Dream (reasons)
2.  It’s better to have no more than three goals
instead of a laundry list of wishes. 
BEST to choose only one top goal to maintain focus.
3.  Write down your dream in specific present tense terms
with a date to reach your goal.  Read aloud with
passion and visualize it at least once or more times a day.
4.  Stay accountable with a trusted person(s).
Hold Fast to Dreams!
Camille Mitchell
NCM Enterprises

Langston Hughes poems on the subject of Dreams


Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world.


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.  

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


                       LIFE & TIMES
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