Many of us have a wild dream inside us that no one else understands. Whether its becoming an internet millionaire, or a rockstar, or building an underground house, or living off the grid, or becoming a bowling champion – you might be one of us who has a dream that others think is either totally unreachable, or totally weird.
If you have a bizarre dream, take heart. Successful people don’t follow the herd. As a matter of fact, you’ll never be successful following the herd.
Einstein was weird. So was Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen King, Cher, Madonna, Brittany Spears, Michael Jackson, the Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, – I mean the list goes on and on.
The unfortunate things is being weird can be really lonely sometimes. People just don’t understand how you can be off working so hard on your ‘thing’ when everyone else is having fun- (you know, drinking and watching TV.)
Well fellow weirdos – I found this poem in my files tonight and I thought it might keep you inspired –
There is a Winner in Each of Us
Winners take chances.
Like everyone else, they fear failing,
but they refuse to let fear control them.
Winners don’t give up.
When life gets rough, they hang in
until the going gets better.
Winners are flexible.
They realize there is more than one way
and are willing to try others.
Winners know they are not perfect.
They respect their weaknesses
while making the most of their strengths.
Winners fall, but they don’t stay down.
They stubbornly refuse to let a fall keep them
Winners don’t blame fate for their failures
nor luck for their successes.
Winners accept responsibility for their lives.
Winners are positive thinkers
who see good in all things.
From the ordinary, they make the extraordinary.
Winners believe in the path they have chosen
even when it is hard,
even when others can’t see where they are going.
Winners are patient.
They know a goal is only as worthy
as the effort that’s required to achieve it.
If you’ve been afraid to take the plunge and start working on your wild dream – What the heck. These days, what more do we have to lose? There’s no security anywhere anymore. You might as well go for it.
I’m not saying quit your day job if you have one. I’m saying find a way to start working on your dream, even if it means giving up some TV time. Life’s too short.
Fabulous post Carole! I say to all- go for your dream and quit letting others tell you what you can or cannot do. You will always be happiest following your instincts and heart when it regards doing what you love.
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Yes I feel the wind slowly nudging me over the edge of that cliff now.
Hey Carole: Very true I agree now is the time, because your right and I truly could not agree more that timing is everything. I have made that exact move myself.I am smart enough to know that if I am going to be poor and homeless I should find more useful things to do, other than just sit and complain. Weekends for more online work hahaha…
Love this Carole! How timely for me! Heck, for alot of us! NOw, the million dollor question remains – “what do I wanna be when I grow up?” Thank you for this inspiring read this very early morning!! Kari