Life is Too Short for Simple Dreams

Good morning!  It’s Friday again!  Hope your day is off to a great start.

Those of you who know me best know I can conjure up some pretty wild fantasies when I want to.  Not the kind that would embarrass my wife.  I do a good enough job of that just trying to be serious.  I’m talking about the kind that leave people scratching their head and thinking, “Is he delusional?”

Yes, I’m a dreamer.  Dad reminded me of that every time I set my sights on anything people who work for a living could never afford.  Okay, some of those dreams were “out there.”  A waterfront mansion with my own yacht and a helicopter to fly me to my private jet may have been a bit optimistic.  Especially at the age of 17.  Why do you think I wanted to be a rock star?

Over the years, my dreams have changed.  Not necessarily because of my bank account.  That’s a dynamic situation that changes almost daily.  And, while some days are better than others, the years have treated me well.  But dreams change as we grow.  That’s just a natural part of life.  But there are still things I want.

What would your dreams be if you knew you couldn’t fail?  That’s an interesting thought.  It implies two things.  First, that we can actually control what we dream about (we can), and second, that our dreams are usually limited by our current income (they are). 

We’ve all heard that whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.  I love that quote, but in deference to Napoleon Hill, I have to respectfully disagree.  There are things that, no matter how hard we try, we will NEVER be able to accomplish.  Ever wished you could sprout wings and fly?  Well, keep dreaming.

But that aside, there isn’t much we can’t accomplish if we put our mind to it and follow through with deliberate action.  Want a bigger house?  You can do it.  Want a fancy car, or a European vacation?  It’s yours.  Want to retire at the age of 30 and spend the rest of your days on the beach?  Well, if your 30th birthday is next week, you may need a couple more months.

The life you’re living today is largely the life you dreamed of.  If it’s not, now would be a good time to revisit those dreams.  Go to an open house.  Visit a boat show.  Pick up a travel magazine.  Don’t worry about how you’ll do it.  There’s plenty of time for that next week.  But if you’re going to dream, then dream big!  The effort is the same either way.

That’s all for now.  Have an awesome weekend!

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