The ability to look beyond today is the most courageous thing an individual can do. It is the future. As a teenager, future planning was easy. I dreamed something, planned it, and did it. The older I become the more complex that practice became. I had others to consider. I could not just walk away or give up when something did not go my way or I lost interest. I had to have a concrete plan as well as alternatives because I had responsibilities. Yet, the ability to dream never changed and planning sometimes had to be extended. I have learned that courage is taking responsibility and still daring to make dreams reality. So, I challenge you to never stop dreaming and making your dreams come true.