Dr Dick Barnett has expanded his lecture series, teaming with the National Basketball Association, Signature Bank, Madison Square Garden and the Signature Bank Scholars Lectures focusing on education, dreams and the limitless dimensions of human possibilities for aspiring students that continue to dream about their futures.
The Dream Paradigm composes the disciplines of perseverance, sacrifice and determination driven by the unquenchable thirst to achieve a goal, scale a ambition and to live one’s dream. The never changing struggle through life travails, relationships, finances and careers threatened by the temptations of ever present sex, drugs, love, hate, disappointments, politics, the emergence and impact of social media. The ingredients that challenge ambition on a sustained basis.
NURTURING THE DREAM
Dreams is a sustained philosophy of desire and purpose to help guide, focus and encourage one to continue the path of love, hard work and optimism to fulfill “The Dream Paradigm”.
Call Dr. Barnett, “The Dream Whisperer” to hear his lectures about education, dreams and the limitless dimensions of human possibilities.
Langston Hughes said that “Dreams can dry up like raisins in the sun if not nourished”.
The path and road in the life of professional athletes is challenged by the travails and temptations of an environment hedged and driven by money – marketing – and media. These predicates form the basis of an expanding world of make-believe. Where astronomical dollars and generational wealth has changed the psychological and questionable intellectual capacity of the athlete to understand the attraction, sometimes fatal involvement of sex, drugs, aberrant choices, destructive behavior, and the dichotomous allusions that the dream world of fame and fortune is everlasting.
Understanding the opulent oasis of the sports theater, where the lore of admiration – fulfillment of a dream – achieving an ambition – reaching a goal, all provide the construct in the never before arena of existence, where life will bring opportunities of distractions, parties, beautiful accommodating women, substances that conflict with the use of the body as the engine that fuels the athletic possibilities and supports the passion and dream that drives one to achieve, the array of yes men offering untold investments, family members that want to be included, the ever present hanger-ons that surrounds the drama of the sports action hero.
Choices and awareness are the cornerstones and guidepost’s for young athletes pursuing a dream that can be threaten by injury, aberrant behavior, lost of position, politics and human relationships. These events and circumstances can truncate an athletic dream. Passion remains the key to fuel the dream, to keep one focused, to nurture one’s desire, and summon forth a trumpet that will never call retreat, because dreams can dry up like raisins in the sun if not nourished everyday.