Jun
20
 

You should give it a shot

You should give it a shot
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
~Walt Disney

Many of us, if not most of us, have a dream. Maybe a dream we don’t tell anyone about, but a dream nonetheless. Something we’d like to accomplish, or have happen, or make happen. The book we’d like to write. The project we’d like to lead. The not-for-profit we’d like to start. The marathon we’d like to run. You get the idea.

But many of us, if not too many or most of us, don’t necessarily pursue our dream. We’re too busy. We’re too scared. We don’t think it will actually happen. We may not want to find out if it could. We’re unwilling, or unable, to make time.

I’m not sure I literally agree with Walt Disney – that all of our dreams can come true – but I do believe a few solid things about dreams. First, they’re worth pursuing. If we dream about it, we care about it. If we care about it, we should give it a shot. We’ll never know if we don’t try. Second, they’re pretty certainly not going to come true if we don’t try. Again, we should give it a shot. Third, in my personal experience and my experience with clients, it feels better to have tried and not made it than to never have tried at all. Again, again, we should give it a shot. And fourth, while we may not have our exact dream come true (spoiler alert – here is my not literal agreement with Walt), often we get the essence of what we’re dreaming about – we get the feeling we’re looking for, the sense of accomplishment, something better we may have never imagined, amazing people in our work and our life because we reached out… Again, you get the idea.

So what are you waiting for? Go out and pursue your dream! (That said, I’m going to spend some more time this week working to get my memoir published and my photographs hanging on display in the local coffee shop. My dream is to bring at least some of my artistic endeavors to greater fruition!)

What are your dreams and how are you pursuing them?
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