People who dare to dream accomplish fantastic things. Just ask internationally acclaimed illusionists Siegfried & Roy. I had the honor of working for them for about 7 years, right up until Roy’s tragic accident in 2003. They were an amazing and inspiring team with a gorgeous inner spirit. Roy always said to me, “If you can dream it, you can get it done!”
Their story was a rags-to-riches one because they opted to dream. Two teenagers from a war-torn Germany who had a pocketful of dreams and little else. They reached for the stars rather than put any limits on what they could achieve. They are living examples that whatever you can if you want it bad enough and believe in yourself.
We had thoughts of what we wanted from life. When we’re young, we could shut our eyes and anything was possible. We were filled with excitement! Did you ever hear a kid say, “When I grow up, I want to discover a job I hate, work fifty hours a week, get out of shape, have a fair relationship, retire, and THEN have some fun?”
What is it you are hoping for? What do you want to see happen in your life? There are not any guidelines for dreaming and there are not any limits. “Our souls speak to us with pictures,” Siegfried told me once. “Our heads speak to us with thoughts. You have to listen to these clues and follow your heart.”
“Everything starts in the heart and mind,” says Roy. “Every fantastic accomplishment began in the brain of one individual. They dared to dream, to believe that it had been possible. Don’t let negative thinking discourage you. Dream of the chances for yourself, your loved ones and for others. If you have a dream which you let grow cold, reignite that fantasy!
“You must work hard and be happy to give, and give and give,” says Roy. “Don’t even think of getting — nothing less than a 100% effort is going to do. After your very first true experience of the internal satisfaction that comes from unrelenting effort, you will see success starts to gain momentum.”
“We all have the potential to fulfill our dreams. Start looking for your dream regardless of what the consequences and you are already on the road to success. In all of us, there’s an elusive tune, which when heard and followed will direct you to the fulfillment of your dreams.”
It has been nearly three years since Roy’s tragic mishap during a performance of the record-breaking show “Siegfried & Roy at The Mirage.” When asked, “How did he endure when doctors had no hope?” Horn smiles, “The guy upstairs wasn’t ready. I was always taught to become powerful, that there was nothing I couldn’t conquer. You simply have to be confident; you just have to trust.”
“Nothing is impossible,” Roy always said to me, “You have to believe in yourself, believe in change, and believe in your dreams, for there’s magic within all of us.”