While speaking to a class of college students, one young man who coveted a career as a musician, asked me “When is it time to give up on your dream?”.
Apparently his father, a college math professor, wanted him to have a career with a more substantial and predictable income stream. A valid thought for a parent, for sure.
However my answer was: never stop chasing your dream.
But, he replied, “How do I make a living?”
I cautioned not to confuse making a living with following your dream. Sometimes they are the same. Sometimes they are not.
As long as we live on this earth and have the ability, why would we knowingly decide to throw our hands up and stop going after that which ignited our passions.
No employer, no mate, no friend, no enemy has the right to prevent us from chasing our dreams.
Because today’s dreams are tomorrow’s accomplishments.
Dreams help enhance our self-esteem.
And perhaps more importantly, our dreams today lead us on the next great adventure tomorrow.
Say it – display it – embrace it.
“You have to speak your dream out loud” – Kelly Corrigan
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