I have quite a good number of young people in their twenties as online friends in my blog. They’re wonderful people ambitious with dreams, hopes, and aspirations in making it big and good in life -- Typical of the young and restless. There’s no difference between the young then and now whether rich or poor, educated or not. Ambition and dreams are equalizers of men. The only difference, if it be called such, perhaps is in the size of their dreams. Some dream small, others dream big. Whatever its size though dreams will always take them on wings of flight, grandeur, magnificence, adventure, quest, experience which they would certainly be missing if they simply chose to stand on the sidelines content with their lot. You can’t reach for the stars on your butt.
But to those who do, they should also be reminded that ‘haste makes waste’. The surest thing to breaking a dream is to pursue it with impatience and anxiety. They should know that a good thing needs correspondingly good nurturing. Nurturing isn't a hurry-up thing but a slow steady consistent stream of care diligence and attention. And that takes a bit of time or lots of it. Yet it’s getting there that provides the learning, thrill, adventure, and satisfaction. …Sometimes even more than when you have reached your goal.
Pursuing a dream also may go in two different directions – you either make it or you don’t. It’s either success or failure. This will separate the the men from the boys. How success or failure is handled defines that person very well. But you know what, even if you don’t reach the stars at all… when you fail and fall --- you’ll still be falling among the starry firmament. What better company could you ever get?!! – a company of star chasers, go-getters, dreamers, big minds and big hearts.
"When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but
you won't come up with a handful of mud either."
-Leo Burnett, American Marketing Expert
So go for it; don’t let anyone stop you.
Aim for the stars; it's worth the chase and journey...and the dream!