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May142012

Are You Working Someone Else's Dream? 

Do you feel like this on a daily basis? OK, maybe not exactly this but I'm sure you get the point of this cheesy photo. Mine would be more colorful, fashion forward and overall AMAZING. What would yours look like? Cheesy photo courtesy of Dream-symbols.com.Last week I was told that I am working on someone else’s dream. Long pause. Still paused. Stuck.

I have been working for a professional sports team for about six years now.  I enjoy my job (most of the time).  I am blessed to have it BUT this statement brought up a set of questions that were always there but buried under the ‘I gotta pay my bills’ mentality;

What are you working towards?

Would you be happy with the end result of your job?  After tirelessly working to get to the top, would you feel satisfied and accomplished?  If the answer is no, you are working on someone else’s dream.

If your job became an unpaid internship, would you still work it?

A lot of us worked internships to gain experience.  I don’t know about you, but most of mine were unpaid.  I worked them because I knew the end result would inevitably get me to where I needed to be. This should still be the case. Unless you are living your end result, you are still working to get there. If you wouldn’t work your job for free, is it something you should be working?

Do you consider work, work?

When you wake-up in the morning, if your thoughts are anything like this; “eh, I gotta go to freakin work AGAIN,” you may need to reassess the situation.  When you live YOUR dream, you don’t work and you certainly don’t dread doing what you do for 8+ hours a day. 

After breaking these hard hitting questions down, I am sure you have a better idea of what dream you are working on. 

If you are working on your dream, let me shake your hand!  You are one of the few that are living the way you are supposed to.  Keep it up!

If you are not, you can! Follow this step and you will be where you want to be:

  1. Step out on faith.

Yep. That’s it. The shortest, hardest step ever.  You know what you want. Get out there and DO IT!  God wouldn’t put it in your heart, if he wasn’t going to see you through to getting it, so what is stopping you?

Truth time: this is for me, as much as it is for you.  I am certainly taking steps to live my dream but having the complete faith to jump in, that’s another story.  It shouldn’t be hard.  But it is. 

We can do it!

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About six years ago I started down the path of trying to figure out what I wanted to do. It took about two years and a lot of failure to get somewhere and I am now doing something almost unique. The hardest part was finding the things I thought I loved and trying to figure out if I really did love them - figuring out how to get from here to there was still hard, but a lot easier.

I absolutely needed great mentors and friends. I also needed some people telling me I was stupid and foolish and would be a complete failure too:-) Cultivate the first two types! Some of my best help - and help that came during really lean times - came from a guy who tithes his time to help people directly. He figures time is more valuable than money and he does 11 hours a week - a tithe of his waking hours. He helped me when no one else would and helped me find people who might help more directly. I'm still astonished and amazed at his kindness. There are some really amazing people out there!

You need to fail along the way and you will, but the trick is learning from the failures.

Remember the reason there are walls in front of you is to test just how much you really want something:-)

I'm still in the process of change and reinvention as that is important to me

One of the things a friend pointed out was Randy Pausch's last lecture. He was a professor at CMU and was dying of pancreatic cancer. This is wonderful and made me think deeply about my own future and what is really important after I finished laughing and crying. So powerful:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

Go for it!!!

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJheri

opps - maybe this will link directly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJheri

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