Remember “Hold On Tight” by the band Electric Light Orchestra in 1981? In
planning for your future and working toward your goals, it is important to heed these words. The
song tells us that, “When you need a shoulder to cry on, when you get so sick of tryin’” and
“When you get so down that you can’t get up” that we should “Hold on tight to your dreams!”.
Our plans don’t always go as smoothly as we hope for, so we need these words to encourage us to keep going when we are confronted with challenges and disappointments along the way. Do you remember the excitement and enthusiasm you had when you first dreamed about what you wanted to accomplish and dared to go after it? There was no fear, no doubt, no second-
guessing. Only optimism and energy to achieve. That is exactly what this song is reminding us to do – to hold on to that unbridled passion to go after your dreams.
So, give the song another listen as you think about your goals and dreams. Then “Hold on tight to your dreams”!