Steven Spielberg on the Whisper of Dreams


Steven Spielberg is not only a productive filmmaker, but also an inspiring speaker with a few wisdom words to share. Hear his inspiring speech on dreams, the importance of following them, and how they tend to whisper rather than shout.

Dreams always come from behind you, not right between your eyes. It sneaks up on you. But when you have a dream, it doesn't often come at you screaming in your face, "This is who you are, this is what you must be for the rest of your life." Sometimes a dream almost whispers. And I've always said to my kids, the hardest thing to listen to—your instincts, your human personal intuition—always whispers; it never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to every day of your lives be ready to hear what whispers in your ear; it very rarely shouts. And if you can listen to the whisper, and if it tickles your heart, and it's something you think you want to do for the rest of your life, then that is going to be what you do for the rest of your life, and we will benefit from everything you do.

What is whispering in your ear? What ideas, urges or initiatives are waiting for you to hear them fully?

For the full speech by Steven Spielberg at the Academy of Achievement, watch here below.

Rebecca Delgado