EP96: Dreaming is Ok... but!
Happy Monday my friends.
This is the second podcast episode of 2023.
I hope everyone listening is well and getting along well as we strive to make 2023, one of the best years yet!
For those of you that can, that is great!
For those of you that cannot for one reason or another, I hope you can still find something good to look forward to.
We should all try to find things that we can do to make this a killer year.
We’ve all had a rough couple of years, the new year seems like it will be better, of course, better than home confinement, but covid is still out there, and it still is transforming itself.
Still working hard.
Making things happen.
I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been a dreamer for a long time.
Seems like forever.
Maybe you are one too?
Looking at where you are right now and seeing, hoping, and dreaming of a possibility of a better tomorrow.
We all need to be dreamers.
It gets us out of bed and off to work each day.
Some of you work from home.
Some work for others.
And still, some of you ARE already living YOUR dream.
Whatever that dream may be.
I was watching a Netflix movie called “tic tic boom” about a struggling artist, Jonathan Larson, who wrote the play “Rent” a highly celebrated play of over 12 years.
Jonathan was a very talented “Dreamer” in the movie based on his life.
He struggled as many of us do.
He fought hard to overcome problems, personal, and professional.
He had to listen to people try to side-track him from his one true love.
He even almost gave it up, if not for the kind and wise words of his best friend.
When Jonathan spoke to his friend, he said “but you gave up your dream of being an actor”.
His friend kindly said “do you know how many actors there are in New York? But there is only one Jonathan Larson.”
His friend believed in him, even more than Jonathan did.
And so, Jonathan went on to write Tic Tic Boom and Rent. He received numerous awards.
Sadly Jonathan died the first day of Rent being on Off-Broadway. He never got to see it.
He had a dream…
And he did the work.
I do know this, and this is my message for each one. You and I.
“Dreamers dream and doers do.”
I celebrate the dream that my tomorrow will be better than my today.
That this year 2023 will be better than the year 2022.
That begins with a dream…
… but it is the DOER in me that will make it happen.
Yes, we dreamers love to dream of possibilities… but it takes DOERS to build upon that dream and turn it into something tangible.
We all have struggles in this one life we live.
Struggles in business.
Struggles in relationships.
Struggles to do what is right.
The only way to overcome struggles and take a dream and make it real is to start doing things that make a difference.
Tackle your problems one at a time.
Whatever they are.
Take a course if you have to.
Read a book if it helps.
But DO something!
These are our dreams we’re talking about.
They are great to have, and we ALL need them.
But they only get you started in a particular direction.
It is the hard work you do that transforms dreams into reality.
Do. The. Work.
And hey, share with me your dreams of a better tomorrow.
I would love to hear them.
There are always links in the show notes to reach out.
That’s all for now.
Until next week.
Take care and be well.
James "Dreaming & Doing" Brown
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