“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Is that true?
I’m inclined to say yes. I truly believe anything is possible.
I think there is an important distinction to be made, though. There are two kinds of dreams. There’s a lovely wish, and then there is the thing that worms into your heart and mind and latches on and won’t let go.
Everybody has a laundry list of wishes. For example, I wish I were sipping a drink with a tiny umbrella in it on a white sand beach right now.
Most of our wishes are nothing more than fantasy.
But the other kind of dream…
That’s the kind that let’s someone run an “impossible” four minute mile or create a steel machine that can fly through the air.
No magic fairy waves a wand and makes it happen. Blood, sweat, and tears are shed before any kind of result is seen. The pursuit of the dream changes a person from the inside out and they don’t even see it happening because they are so totally focused on the prize.
Then someone says, “Oh, my gosh! You’re so lucky!” and you want to say things that would make your mother blush. But that’s a different post.
This morning a dream of mine came true.
I signed a contract with a publisher that I have a great deal of respect for. I’m absolutely beside myself with excitement.
I have wanted to give up many times. I wanted to quit when I found myself staring at a blank page, uncertain of where to begin. I wanted to quit when my first umpteen queries got zero response (turns out there’s an art form to writing those things!). I wanted to quit when an agent led me to believe that she wanted to work with me and then fell off the face of the earth, never to be heard from again.
But those closest to me understood what could be accomplished by someone who has a dream. They whispered encouragement in my ear when I needed it and screamed it in my face when it was needed.
My first novel, “More Things In Heaven And Earth” is going to be published. I am over the moon today and, standing on this mountain peak, I can’t help but notice that there’s another, even higher peak just a little further on.
The dream continues.
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Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
If we work on our goals together, they may be a little easier to achieve!
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