When you dance your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way!
Wayne W. Dyer
by Skip Cohen
As we get older, we get wiser, but I'm not sure it's as much about gaining wisdom as learning to appreciate every part of life's journey. And while that might sound pretty lofty, here's what's on my mind.
It's thirteen years ago today that I resigned as president of Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI. It was 2009, and we were in a recession. Friends and family were convinced I'd lost my mind. Why I left isn't important except to say I disagreed with how the company was run and people were treated, including me. It was simply time to move on and see if, after living vicariously through so many of you, I could walk the talk as an entrepreneur.
The strength of your dreams is only as good as your belief in yourself. I envisioned starting my own company and simply waking up happy every morning. It really was that simplistic, and I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. What I did have was Sheila, who believed in me and a network of friends who were there every step of the way.
As we go into one of the last weekends of the "slow season," here's my point. Take time to do an inventory of your dreams. That's right - look at every vision you have of how you want your life to be. Everything is achievable if you stay focused. True, some dreams take longer to accomplish, and the journey is filled with a lot of potholes in the road - but your "suspension," just like an off-road vehicle, is your heart and built to take it!
This is a short post this morning and perfect to close with a couple of my favorite quotes:
Follow your dreams. Or you'll spend the rest of you life working for someone who did.
If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough!
Wishing everybody a great weekend and time to think about the year ahead for the short term, and for the long term, what do you want to be when you grow up? LOL
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