Every time I say the words ‘What’s your dream’ I say it in the voice of actor Abdul Salaam El Razzac. He was the man in Pretty Woman who said this:
Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ – this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin’.
My impression is spot on…in my head, but regardless his words stuck with me all these years.
We all have a dream. Or several if we really take the time to think about it. I know I could easily make a list of dreams I hope to accomplish someday.
But how often do I act on those dreams? How often do I reach for the gold? How often do I put forth the energy it will take to get to my Hollywood?
Not nearly enough.
Instead, I think. I talk. I plan. I hope. I wait.
See my issue?
The act of doing adds so much momentum to the things we want. It’s not about checking things off your master plan to ensure your dreams comes true. It’s not even about making chosen headway. It’s about moving. Making the choice to move in the direction that feels right in the moment.
If it ends up being the wrong choice you can change direction when you figure that out, but you may have learned something invaluable.
The point though is to simply start moving…take action….put something out there.
With time, dedication, devotion and true, from the tips of your toes desire, odds are you will reach that dream and maybe even find your next one along the way.
The point is simple, we have to move towards something…anything…if we want to get closer to the things we want.
I love this quote from E.L Doctorow about writing,
”Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L Doctorow
I’m starting to drive, how about you?
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