Dreams are a scandalous thing.
At the surface we may not believe so, but they are. Think about it. Consider everyone you know personally that has dreams, and what their dreams are. If you talk about the real things in life with these folks, then you probably know what makes their heart beat faster, what makes their soul spark. If you don’t know, go get some overpriced coffee together and find out.
I am sure that you also have at least a few dreams yourself, and if you don’t know what they are, I am certain your heart does – even if it has not released such information to your brain yet. Spend some time mulling it over; talk it through with a trusted person. I am sure that somewhere inside you, they are there.
Dreams make people uncomfortable. They seem foolish, expensive, unrealistic, and often, quite honestly, outrageous. They require total vulnerability because they ask two questions that shape everything else:
Who are you? What do you want?
Dreams uncover these sorts of things, you know. This is why they are not always welcome subjects for dinnertime conversation.
Now, think about this list of friends and family again, and consider everyone that has actually chased their dream to make it a reality. You can usually tell if they have actually pursued it by how much they have given up for it. Because you only give away your life for the things you actually believe in.
I might guess that, like most of us, you know a lot of people with dreams but not a lot of people who give things up in order to pursue them. It’s hard. It requires a lot. Sometimes it requires everything. And we wonder if the high risk will be worth it in the end.
Maybe you are recalling your own dream now, searching for it in the dresser drawers and attic storage and forgotten basement pipes of your heart. Is it too late? Can it still be done? Has the time passed?
Well, after years of study*, a quick and simple two-step test has been developed to discern whether or not it is too late for us to pursue our dreams, and I am offering it to you today on my blog for free! Are you ready?
The Official Test for Dream Development within the Space-time Continuum
Step One: Stand in front of a mirror.
Step Two: Check pulse.
If you can see yourself and have verified that your pulse is still indeed beating, then I have some amazing news for you:
It is not too late for you to pursue your dream!!!
The truth is this: if you are alive, it is not too late. Maybe the dream will look a little different now then it did when it was first conceived, but that’s not a bad thing! If our dreams do not evolve with us, then they are in danger of never surviving anyway.
Don’t make adjectives your enemy. You are not too old and you are not too young and you are not too *insert excuse of choice here.* You can do this.
So, tell me: Who are you? What do you want?
Remember that it’s usually never one large leap, but a series of small steps in the same direction that will take you where you want to go. But I believe in you. And, dare I say it, the world needs the beautiful thing that you have to offer.
If you are looking for permission… this is it.
Dream big. Plan well. Move forward. You were made for this.
I am rooting for you! Now go get ‘em, tiger.
*No animals were harmed in the making of this test. Provided by the Division One Gold Conference (DOGC). Side effects may include small existential crises followed by a deeper understanding of self. If your test results do not indicate that your pulse is still beating, please consult with your local doctor immediately.