S1:Part 2: Impossible Dreams, Unreasonable Deadlines

Posted on July 19, 2010

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“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
~Douglas H. Everett

What is truly worth accomplishing?
What is truly worth seeking after?

What you “should” be going after, will never be accomplished. Even if you get past all the pain and boredom to get it accomplished, it will bring no reward. At least one that is not nearly sufficient enough.

Many cite the quotation “Goals are dreams with a deadline”, yet the goals rarely are dreams. The problem is, they (the goals) are too realistic. They are too boring. No, you shouldn’t try anything while having fun and accomplishing great things, even if they are tied together. You should sit down, listen like a good girl, and do what’s “reasonable”.  😉

Learning Japanese should take a decade, becoming an expert in any field takes a lifetime, and becoming someone worthwhile requires drooling, hard work. Right.

Taking a shower… Picturing a cute cat… Palette cleanser, mission accomplished.

So, what really excites me? That’s all I’m going to accomplish. Really.

Why? For what other purpose is there? What you have fun in doing, what gets you really excited inside, and what really touches your heart… will keep you going after the dream, after boredom and failure waste the rest of you away. What excites you, will sustain you and keep you following it.

That’s all you really need to do. Just keep following the dream. Keep showing up.

There are some quotations, and people they’d come from, that might say success is 70%, maybe even 90% of showing up. But I’ve been convinced it is 100% showing up, because what could distract from what you’re showing up to? If you’re doing the best you can, with what you have, and where you are, then you are showing up to a situation 100%, and what you give you most definitely receive.

Main points?

1. Pick the right dreams, because they will have you…

2. Keep showing up.

Keep on keeping on.

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