Can you imagine chasing your dream for 35 years?
Oh sure, we had role models who went through years of struggle before becoming successful – Abe Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Stephen King, … But these days everyone thinks everything should be instant. Everyone thinks you should be able to push some magic button and just acquire all the skill you need to be successful – no work required.
Do you think that Susan Boyle just imagined that she could sing, and then woke up one day with a fabulous voice? Or do you think that she worked on it day and night for years upon years, always holding on to her dream?
I look at my quest, which is going on 10 years now. Just starting out learning how to do rudimentary things. 10 years ago, I never could have even attempted a project like I’m working on now. Believe me, it’s still not coming easily – but I have a dream. It’s a heck of a lot easier than it was 10 years ago when all I knew was office. It’s taken me that long to gain the skills I need to move ahead.
Heck, there are a few of you here that were members at ConvenienceNet.com. There have been a lot of changes since then. I’m only now starting to feel like I’m coming of age – so to speak. (no getting old jokes from the peanut gallery!)
There are a lot of times I wished I had never even heard of the Internet. How easy would it have been for Susan to just give it up?
The truth is, it’s not easy at all when you have a dream that burns inside you. You can’t give up. It’s like it’s a part of you.
You might have buried your dream – but it’s still there, I promise you.
How about dusting it off?
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