What's your dream?
We have big dreams, high hopes, and great plans. For a lot of us, they just never happen. Almost everyone I’ve ever known has a weekend hobby or a passion they wish they could turn into a job or career. They sigh and say, “Boy, I wish I could do this all the time.” Then they’re back at their jobs on Monday, groaning as they look forward to Friday. Or maybe they don’t have a passion or serious interests. I’ve known a lot of people who constantly scheme about doing one thing or another and are quick to point out potential possibilities. “Wow, I could do this” or “Boy, I could really make something of that…” Why not do it? “Oh, you know…money, kids, bills… Sound like you or someone you know? Dreams and plans don’t just happen. We have to make them happen. What’s holding you back?
|RD on the left...The next Stevie Nicks?
As a kid, I played around with a vague notion of “rock star.” I had no idea what that would entail, but I loved singing and playing the keyboards. A race horse jockey was a dream for a few years, but even at 10 or 12, I was already too tall, too big. I was inquisitive, I was smart, and I got good grades. I read a lot, wrote a lot, and I questioned everything. I wanted to be something or someone other than what I was at the time—a kid—but I had a hard time envisioning the future or making plans.
4. What can I do without, if needed, while working toward my goal?
5. What can I change so I can make it happen?