Monday, June 25, 2018
I saw a quote on Twitter a week or so ago and jotted it down as it was quite profound.
"Don't be on your deathbed someday, full of regret because you pursued little distractions instead of big dreams." --Derek Sivers
We have such big dreams as children...being a princess, flying to the moon, being an accomplished heart surgeon or pianist or any number of things. It never dawns on us to think we can't at that point. We just simply declare it and that is what we will be, "realistic" or not. So, what makes it unrealistic later in life and moves us down an alternative path?
Clearly, the cost can be a factor for some in terms of schooling. Reality can be a factor...we just can't be a dinosaur or Harry Potter. But why, oh why, do we sometimes allow others to dictate our reality?
If your dream is to be a doctor, you will incur debt with loans and spend a lot of blood, sweat and tears in time and hard effort, but if that is your dream, go do it and be the best darn doctor out there.
If your dream is to be a professional athlete, you work your tail off and bust your butt to be the best you can be and live your dream.
And if you want to be a writer, then you study and learn and work hard to be the best writer YOU can be, whether you publish or not.
We have to listen only to ourselves to determine our dreams and how best to fulfill them. I don't know about you, but I never want to look back and regret what I didn't try to do. If I try and fail, at least I am doing what I can to pursue my dream.
And that is my wish for all of you, whatever that dream may be.