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The Dream Box

A great article by John A. Warnick – a friend and the founder of the Purposeful Planning Institute.

Do you have your Dream Box?



“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream…in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” — James Allen

It was a parochial school near the center of Denver, Colorado. 98% of the second grade students in this classroom were “school lunch eligible”, meaning their family’s income falls below the poverty line. I was an observer in the classroom as the teacher delivered a lesson on “setting goals”. The teacher finished and invited the five adults in the back of the classroom to mingle with the students and to admire their Dream Boxes.

I had noticed a Hispanic boy a few rows in front of me. He had raised his hand enthusiastically each time the teacher had asked a question but never been called upon. I approached his desk and said, “I’m Mr. Warnick, what is your name?” Jose grinned shyly as he uttered his name.

“Jose,” I asked, “what is this box on your desk?”

“That’s my Dream Box,” he replied, slowly opening the box to reveal a variety of rocks and other stuff. The sides of the box, top and bottom were covered with pictures cut from magazines and other material and then pasted on as a collage of dreams and goals.

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