Own Your Dreams
When I was young my dad used to say, “If you’re going to be a teacher, own the school.”
I’d explain that’s not how schools work — that schools provide a place to do what I want. I’d tell him about what I’d teach and how what kids would learn would change the world.
He said I had my dreams in the clouds.
He said that was no way to own my dreams.
Don’t Chase Down Your Dream, Bring It to You
My dad didn’t care if my dream was to run a corporation, a classroom, or a saloon. He cared that I understand how dreams work — how we bring them us rather than chasing them down.
My dad made three points about how to fill my dream with attraction.
- We can make any idea attractive by turning it into action.
- It’s the action not the idea that makes the difference, the difference we alone bring to the idea.
- People who bring action build their future by delivering value that would be missed if they weren’t there.
Whether we work in the most obscure company, or work for ourselves at contract jobs. People notice value added contributions. People look for folks who offer them unique value.
Value added is an irresistible contribution and it brings surprising opportunities as a reward.
Don’t wait for your dream to deliver …
deliver yourself to your dream everyday …
… in small amounts, in small steps, in small and big actions.
Get where your dream lives by always keeping it in view.
Show up with your dream in every breath and in heartbeat,
and every moment will bring you closer to that dream.
How do you bring your dream closer to you?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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