It all starts with a dream.
How many speeches, monologues, songs, movies are based on the dreamer, the dream, the chase of the dream, the struggle, the breakthrough and the realization of the dream? From Sinatra “To Dream the Impossible Dream” to John Lennon “You may say I’m a Dreamer” to Motley Crue “You know I’m a Dreamer” in songs to pretty much every Family film every made it starts with a dream.
Now the funny thing about dreams is they are hard to reach, and most of your family and friends will not support you when you chase your dream. They will tell you to “Wake Up” or “Get a Life” or they will flat out tell you “Your Dreaming!” Isn’t that what reaching for the brass ring is all about? Dreaming and dare I say Dreaming Big.
Now if that Dream was too easy to reach, it really isn’t much of a Dream. Be ready to take the criticism of your family and friends, and then dust yourself off and get around some people who can help you hone your talent and get you in line to chase your dream! You may have to get faster, stronger, smarter or better at a few skills; or you may just have to be flat out lucky. But, last time I checked dreams don’t chase people. Nope, people have to chase dreams.
Find Positive People who will tell you “You can do it”
Find Experienced People who can show you “How to do it!”
Work your fingers to the bone to learn “How to do it over and over again!”
Work you Brain to the verge of a migraine to learn “How to do it better!”
Get yourself in the right places to be seen “Doing it to death!”
But most of all, get up and get started. When it is all said and done, will you be able to look back and say, “I gave it all I had to give” or will you say “I always wanted too…?”